The MIT Ombuds* Office helps people express concerns, resolve disputes, manage conflicts, and learn more productive ways of communicating. The Ombuds Office serves as an independent, confidential, neutral and informal resource to the diverse MIT community—it is a resource for faculty, staff, students and post-docs. It provides a place for every voice at MIT to be heard and to receive impartial attention without fear of loss of privacy. The Ombuds Office seeks to promote a fair conflict management system and supports systemic changes to achieve this goal.

*This office uses all four terms—ombud, ombuds, ombudsperson, and ombudsman.


You can always get emergency help.

Dial 100 if you are calling from an MIT phone (the MIT campus emergency number).
The Police at MIT: 617.253.1212
MIT Medical: 617.253.4481

Or check out: http://web.mit.edu/emergency/ if you are wondering if something unusual is happening on campus.