Resources for the Department of Chemistry Community

The Department of Chemistry’s Biennial Resource Fair, held in 2016 and 2018 to raise awareness of the many incredible departmental and institute-wide resources available to the community, has been postponed this year, but the resources that are featured are still available to all. Below is a comprehensive list of the organizations that have attended the event in the past.

  • Alumni Association
    The MIT Alumni Association is here to meet your unique needs as alumni.  Discover services and resources to help strengthen your ties to MIT and to one another—and learn more about the Alumni Association leadership and staff helping to guide your engagement.
  • Black Graduate Student Association
    The Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA) was founded in 1976 with the support of Assistant Dean, John B. Turner. The BGSA wishes to provide a place of refuge. A place where African, African American, and Afro-Caribbean graduate students are encouraged to express ideas, concepts, and frustrations without rebuke.
  • Career Advising and Professional Development
    Career Advising & Professional Development (CAPD) empowers students, postdocs and alumni to explore their life and career goals by helping them to develop core competencies and build professional networks. Their goal is to engage students and alumni in self-discovery to craft lives that are intellectually challenging, personally enriching, and of service to the world.
  • Chemistry Graduate Student Committee
    The Chemistry Graduate Student Committee (CGSC) represents the graduate students in Chemistry at MIT and strives to bring students and post docs together outside of the laboratory environment by organizing various social events for the entire chemistry department throughout the year.
  • Chem REFS
    ChemREFS (Resources for Easing Friction and Stress) is a group of 8—12 graduate students who are trained and certified in conflict resolution and mediation. Their team is one of 11 departmental REFS programs (and the first established!) at MIT. ChemREFS’ mission is to improve the graduate student experience in MIT Chemistry by serving as a confidential resource for chemistry graduate students, faculty, and staff.
  • Chem Chat
    ChemChat was started in 2018 to facilitate connections, collaborations, and conversations within the MIT Department of Chemistry. Since the program’s inception, they have provided over 100 meals to members of the department. ChemChat has been generously supported by the MIT MindHandHeart Initiative. 
  • Chemistry Alliance for Diversity and Inclusion
    Founded in 2018, the student-run Chemistry Alliance for Diversity and Inclusion (CADI) supports the success of underrepresented identities at MIT. The group’s goal is to ensure a safe, inclusive, and supportive environment that encourages the success of all underrepresented communities. CADI is committed to enriching experiences within the Department of Chemistry and assisting individuals to fully realize their potential in both their academic and professional chemistry pursuits.
  • ClubChem
    ClubChem is dedicated to the MIT undergraduate chemistry community and friends. The group holds periodic study breaks, organize dinners with professors, creates Course 5 merchandise, and plans other events with the goal of bringing together MIT’s chemistry students and interfacing with the rest of the undergraduate community.
  • Environmental Health & Safety
    MIT’s Environment, Health, and Safety Office is responsible for overseeing operational EHS management at MIT, providing EHS services to departments, laboratories, and centers (DLCs), supporting MIT’s commitment to EHS performance beyond compliance, and delivering services that demonstrate MIT’s commitment to EHS stewardship.
  • Graduate Assistance and Information Network
    The MIT Graduate Assistance and Information Network (MIT/GAIN) is a free, 24/7 confidential service that can make life easier for you and your family. One call puts you in touch with work-life experts who can provide personalized resources and referrals across the wide range of topics.Interpreter services are available.
  • Institute Community and Equity Office
    The Institute Community and Equity Officer (ICEO) serves as a thought leader on the subjects of community, equity, inclusion, and diversity; a focal point for organizing MIT’s related activities and conversations; and a hands-on practitioner who disseminates best practices and inspires the awareness and enthusiasm to help them flourish.
  • Institute Discrimination & Harassment Response Office (IDHR)
    MIT is committed to providing a working, living, and learning environment free from discrimination and discriminatory harassment for all community members including students, faculty, and staff.  While preventing such incidents is a community-wide responsibility, the Institute Discrimination and Harassment Response Office supports community members who have experienced harm to access available resources and reporting options.
  • Latino Cultural Center
    The Latino Cultural Center (LCC) functions as the hub for Latino students and student organizations, as well as individual community members interested in learning more about Latino culture. The LCC is composed of two main parts, the business offices of the student organizations, and the lounge for academic and social activities. The purpose of the LCC is to provide a space for students to meet with study groups or to study individually, to socialize, and to hold cultural and social events.
  • Latinx Graduate Student Association (LGSA)
    The LatinX Graduate Student Association aims to create a community among the Latinx graduate students of MIT. LGSA aims to facilitate a community-centered body that will support Latinx students in their degree attainment endeavors. The group seeks to empower members through the creation of a strong network of graduate students, faculty, administrators and alumni that will aid in the retention, graduation and professional support of the MIT Latinx student.
  • LGBTQ @ MIT
    An Intercultural Resource for Diverse Gender, Romantic, and Sexual Identities.
  • MindHandHeart Initiative
    MindHandHeart is a coalition of students, faculty, and staff with fresh insights, new ideas, and diverse perspectives working collaboratively and strategically to strengthen the fabric of our MIT community.
  • MIT Center for WorkLife and WellBeing
    The MIT Center for WorkLife and WellBeing offers a wide range of programs and resources that address specific life issues and events. Call on the Center whenever you need a solution, big or small. Whatever your phase of life, whatever your challenge, we’re here to lend support and connect you with helpful resources. Consultations and referrals are available at no cost to MIT staff, faculty, postdocs, and graduate students, as well as their partners and families
  • MIT International Service and Technology Initiatives (MISTI)
    MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives (MISTI) is MIT’s pioneering international education program. Rooted in the Mens et Manus tradition, MISTI matches MIT students with tailored internship, research and teaching opportunities abroad. We also facilitate international faculty collaborations and develop partnerships with leading companies, research institutes and universities around the world.
  • MIT Medical
    MIT Medical serves the healthcare needs of the MIT community.
  • MIT Ombuds Office
    The Ombuds Office is a confidential and independent resource for all members of the MIT community, including students, faculty, employees, alumni, and employees of Lincoln Lab, to constructively manage concerns and conflicts related to your experience at MIT.
  • MIT PDA
    The MIT Postdoctoral Association (PDA) is a postdoc-led organization with the goal of providing support for over 1500 postdoctoral trainees appointed in 50 departments at MIT. The PDA is structured according to the guidelines provided by the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) for forming and maintaining a PDA and supported by the MIT Office of the Vice President for Research (VPR).
  • MIT Recreation
    Become a member of MIT Recreation and be a part of an exciting community that focuses on health, wellness, and active living!
  • MIT Spouses & Partners Connect
    MIT Spouses & Partners Connect is a dedicated network for the significant others of MIT students, postdocs, staff and faculty who have relocated to the Boston area. The group organizes activities that help you meet people, discover work and career opportunities, improve your English, share experiences and passions, and get information about living and parenting in Boston.
  • MIT Venture Mentoring
    MIT VMS supports innovation and entrepreneurial activity throughout the MIT community by matching prospective and experienced entrepreneurs with skilled volunteer mentors. The group uses a team mentoring approach with groups of 3 to 4 mentors sitting with the entrepreneur(s) in sessions that provide practical, day-to-day professional advice and coaching. VMS mentors are selected for their experience in areas relevant to the needs of new entrepreneurs and for their enthusiasm for the program.
  • Office of Graduate Education
    The mission of the Office of Graduate Education is to provide Institute-wide support and to serve students, faculty, and staff to make graduate education at MIT empowering, exciting, holistic, and transformative.
  • Venture Mentoring Service
    MIT Venture Mentoring Service (VMS) supports innovation and entrepreneurial activity throughout the MIT community by matching prospective and experienced entrepreneurs with skilled volunteer mentors. The group uses a team mentoring approach with groups of 3 to 4 mentors sitting with the entrepreneur(s) in sessions that provide practical, day-to-day professional advice and coaching. VMS mentors are selected for their experience in areas relevant to the needs of new entrepreneurs and for their enthusiasm for the program.
  • Visiting Students Association (VISTA)
    MIT ViStA is the visiting student association on the MIT campus. Welcome to your family abroad!
  • Violence Prevention and Response (VPR)
    Violence Prevention and Response (VPR) is MIT’s primary on-campus resource for preventing and responding to interpersonal violence including sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, stalking, and sexual harassment. 
  • Women in Chemistry (WIC) is a student-run group for graduate student and postdoctoral women in the Department of Chemistry. WIC is an organization that endeavors to enrich the experiences of women through professional development, mentorship, outreach, and community building.
  • Writing and Communication Center
    Writing and Communication Center offers individual consultations on oral and written projects, workshops on various aspects of academic writing, and writing groups (NEW!) to the wide community of MIT undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, faculty, and staff.