The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in education and employment. The Institute does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, employment policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other Institute administered programs and activities, but may favor US citizens or residents in admissions and financial aid.*
Harassment on the basis of any of these protected categories is also a form of discrimination and is prohibited.
The Vice President for Human Resources is designated as the Institute’s Equal Opportunity Officer. Inquiries concerning the Institute’s policies, compliance with applicable laws, statutes, and regulations (such as Title VI and Section 504), and complaints may be directed to Lorraine Goffe-Rush, Vice President for Human Resources, Room NE49-5000, 617-253-6512. Such inquiries may also be directed to the Manager of Staff Diversity and Inclusion, Room NE49-5000, 617-452-4516. In addition, inquiries about Title IX (which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex) may be directed to the Institute’s Title IX coordinator, Sarah Rankin, Room W31-223, 617-324-7526, titleIX@mit.edu. Inquiries about the laws and about compliance may also be directed to the US Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, Region I, 5 Post Office Square, 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02109-3921, 617-289-0111, OCR.Boston@ed.gov.
* The ROTC programs at MIT are operated under Department of Defense (DoD) policies and regulations, and do not comply fully with MIT’s policy of nondiscrimination with regard to gender identity. MIT continues to advocate for a change in DoD policies and regulations concerning gender identity, and will replace scholarships of students who lose ROTC financial aid because of these DoD policies and regulations.
The statement was last updated in June 2016.
Note to MIT editors and publishers
This statement of MIT's nondiscrimination policy must be used in its entirety, or a link given to the statement, in all publications and websites that describe MIT programs and are intended for prospective students or employees, whether or not that is the primary purpose of the publication or site. In print publications, the statement should appear on the title page, inside front cover, or similar easy-to-locate position.