MIT Ombuds Office

neutral, confidential, independent, informal

If You Would Like to Discuss or Surface a Concern


You can always get emergency help.

Dial 100 if you are at MIT (the MIT campus emergency number).
The Police at MIT: 617.253.1212
MIT Medical: 617.253.4481
Or check out: if you are wondering if something unusual is happening on campus.

Off the record

If you are not sure where to go, or you want to discuss a matter confidentially or surface a concern without giving your name, please feel free to visit us or call us—the Ombuds Office—in Room 10-213, or at 617.253.5921. Ethics concerns are welcome—you can discuss your concern off the record. You also may call outside of normal working hours and leave an anonymous message on our voice mail.


You might want to consider the following list of resources, check their websites and see which resource best fits your concerns. If you have concerns about confidentiality and privacy, please raise these concerns during your initial contact:

MIT Ombudspersons: Toni P. Robinson, Mary P. Rowe

MIT Ombuds Office, Room 10-213
77 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139-4307
Phone 617.253.5921, Fax 617.253.1931, Web:

At Lincoln Lab you can call: Karen Challberg (x181.0858), Allison MacDonald (x181.2382), Lori McGonagle (x181.4851), or John Solman (x181.4517).

Updated August 16, 2013

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