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The School of Science is commited to the safety and well-being of all the members of the community. Listed below are contacts and resources for emergencies of all kinds.
It is very important to note that to contact police, ambulance, and fire on campus, dial 100 from campus phones or 617-253-1212 from all other phones. It is strongly recommended that you program 617-253-1212 into your cell phone.
The School has organized a team to coordinate our response to emergencies and serious incidents during and after the event. After calling emergency services, please contact your department, lab or center's team member to alert them to the situation. Team members can find information on response plans on Stellar (Certificates required).
24-hour police, ambulance, fire, first aid, dean on call.
From campus phones
From other phones, dial
In addition to emergency services, campus police provide a range of services, including:
Lost and found:
|MIT Medical||24-hour urgent care||617-253-1311|
|MIT Mental Health and Counseling||
For urgent issues, a mental health clinician is on call and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Services are available to MIT students, faculty, staff, employees, and family members.
Walk-in urgent hours:
|MIT Facilities||24-hour emergency repairs||617-253-4948|
|International SOS||MIT has contracted with the travel assistance company, International SOS, to provide emergency medical and security evacuation services to faculty, staff, and students who are travelling abroad on MIT business. International SOS has 24-hour alarm centers, international clinics, and remote-site medical facilities covering five continents.||
Questions (MIT Insurance Office): 617-253-2823
|MIT Credit Card||
In the event that your card has been put on hold while travelling, please call Bank of America. You will need:
Bank of America (US):
Bank of America
MIT Card Services:
Emergency Procedures and Preparedness
|Incident Response Procedures||Intended for designated Incident Response team members, this resource details instructions for responding to various emergencies and other significant incidents both during and after the event.
|MIT Emergency Response Guide||
A step-by-step guide to responding to incidents, designed to be posted in a easily accessible place, and with spaces alloted for aditional contacts and work area-specific procedures. Provides procedures for:
|Environmental Health & Safety Office||
This office provides a wealth of information, tools, forms, and help relating to EHS, including:
Alerts and Information
|MIT Alerts||Sign up for email, text, and phone notifications of emergencies and advisories.|
|Emergency Information Line||Call for updates on the status of emergencies. Status updates can also be found at the link to the left.||
|Computer and Communications Outages||Lists current issues and updates for the MIT network, email, academic services, and telephone services.||617-253-3696|
Resources for Safety and Well-Being
|Student Support Services||S3 provides support for students having trouble with academic work for personal or medical reasons and helps students navigate the various resources availabe at MIT.||617-253-4861|
|MIT Mental Health and Counseling||
MIT Medical’s Mental Health and Counseling Service provides:
|Violence Prevention and Response||
VPR helps members of the MIT community prevent and respond to sexual violence, sexual harassment, dating or domestic violence, stalking, and unhealthy relationships, whether issues occur on- or off-campus and whether help is needed for oneself or for a friend.
Services are free, confidential, and available 24 hours by phone.
|Saferide||Saferide provides a safe means of transportation at night within and around the MIT campus. This is a free service and is available to all members of the MIT community.||