The REFS (Resources for Easing Friction and Stress) provides peer support for the DUSP community. We are here to help you with difficult situations and thereby ameliorate stress, increase communication, and improve relationships within the department. We can also help direct you to appropriate resources available at MIT.
REFS maintain confidentiality-- all conversations will be kept in confidence and we will only take action with your permission – except in the unusual circumstance of imminent risk of serious harm to self or others.
Please feel free to contact us about anything that you would like to talk about!
REFS have completedattend the thirty-five hour mediation and conflict resolution training administered by Mediation@MIT.
Or email all of us at firstname.lastname@example.org
MIT Medical, Mental Health Services
253-2916, Available 24 hours; Walk-in Hours: M-F 2-4pm
Student Support Services
Rm 5-104, 253-4861, 9 - 4pm
Offers personal counseling for students on a variety of issues, particularly those which affect academic performance
Center for Health Promotion and Wellness
E23-205, 253-3646, Zan Barry, Health Educator
Offers resources on issues such as sleep difficulties, stress management, or concerns about a friend in need
253-8800, 7pm - 7am, Student-staffed peer listening service
MIT Sexual Violence Resources
Information and quick links pertaining to sexual violence.
Neutral student mediators that confidentially help voluntary participants arrive at a constructive resolution to a conflict
Office of the Dean for Graduate Education
253-4860, Support and referral office for graduate students
Rm. 10-213, 253-5921
Professional mediators who confidentially help resolve disputes and manage conflict
253-1212, or 100 from a campus phone