Quality of Life Committee

Established in 2015, the Quality of Life (QoL) Committee is committed to improving the Department of Chemistry experience for all students, postdocs, staff, and faculty. The Committee is charged with crafting and implementing policies, procedures, and initiatives that seem likely to improve the overall quality of life in the department. The QoL Committee’s objectives fall broadly in four categories: Community; Education and Professional Development; Research and Mentoring; and Diversity.



Members of the Department are welcome to reach out to any member of the Quality of Life Committee with concerns or ideas. You may also share feedback with the QoL Committee by filling out this webform. The form can be completed anonymously. However, if you would like someone from the QoL Committee to follow-up with you, please include your contact information.

Though feedback is welcomed wherever possible, please note that this form should not be used to report urgent or emergency situations. A list of emergency resources for members of the MIT Community can be found on the School of Science’s Emergency website. Please also be sure to reference additional MIT resources available for students, postdocs, faculty, and staff.


The Quality of Life Committee is comprised of graduate students, postdocs, staff, and faculty. The Committee also includes appointed representatives from the graduate student and postdoc groups. These representatives are full members of the Committee, and help to ensure there is a clear avenue for the groups to provide input to QoL and for the groups to learn about and make suggestions on the issues QoL is actively working to address.

The Quality of Life Committee is currently comprised of the following individuals:

Join Us

If you are interested in learning more about joining the Quality of Life Committee, please email Professor Matt Shoulders.

Attend the Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Quality of Life Committee will be held on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 1:00PM.  We ask that individuals RSVP to each meeting at qol-rsvp@mit.edu.