The Department of Chemistry is home to a number of student-run organizations with the mission of enhancing the educational experience and improving the quality of life among chemistry students at MIT.
Chemistry Graduate Student Committee
The mission of Chemistry Graduate Student Committee (CGSC) is to improve graduate student quality of life. To carry out its mission, the committee organizes forums, information sessions, and social events for the department. Visit the CGSC website
to learn more.
Women+ in Chemistry
Women+ in Chemistry (WIC+) is a group that uses the lens of gender to guide its support of graduate students and postdoctoral scholars in the Department of Chemistry. Our mission is to foster a sense of community in the department, facilitate connections with the greater community, support the professional development of department members, and advocate for people of all genders and for gender diversity in the department and the entire chemistry community.
The language “Women+” indicates that WIC+ welcomes anyone who identifies with our mission, which may include cis and trans women, non-binary people, and others who are marginalized on the basis of gender. We welcome allies to join us in centering the voices of those whose gender identities are underrepresented in chemistry. Please visit the WIC+ website to learn more.
Chemistry Alliance for Diversity and Inclusion
Chemistry Alliance for Diversity and Inclusion (CADI) is a group of graduate students and postdocs who identify as underrepresented minorities. This association is not only dedicated to enriching the student experience within the MIT Department of Chemistry, but also to helping students fully realize their potential in their academic and profession pursuits in chemistry. During the academic year CADI will:
- Provide a space for students to engage in meaningful conversations about the current state of minorities in our department and chemical sciences in general
- Offer professional development events that will expose students to connections with the greater Community
For more information about CADI, please visit their website.
ChemREFS (Resources for Easing Friction and Stress)
is a group of Chemistry graduate students who are trained and certified in conflict resolution and mediation. Their mission is to improve the graduate student experience in MIT Chemistry by serving as a confidential resource for chemistry graduate students, faculty, and staff. They’re here to listen and talk through possible solutions if you have a problem—big or small, in lab or at home. Visit the ChemREFS website
to learn more.