Personal Examples

Personal Examples

College is a time of transition for students. Students are learning about themselves within and outside of the academic world. They are building new relationships, managing life milestones, and are experimenting with personal, spiritual, sexual, cultural, and political identities that may not have been explored before. During these times, the world can feel like an unsafe place as they form and redefine their identities while dealing with a new set of problems along the way.

Issue

  • Sexual identity exploration
  • Spiritual needs
  • Peer conflicts
  • Feeling sad and/or lonely
  • Feelings of inadequacy or lack of confidence
  • Building a community: race, ethnicity, gender, interests
  • Family or childcare concerns
  • Financial concerns

Referral Network

  • LBGTQ @ MIT
    617-253-5440
  • Student Mental Health & Counseling Services
    617-253-2916
  • Office of Graduate Education (OGE)
    617-253-4860
  • Office of Minority Education (OME)
    617-253-5010
  • Office of Multicultural Programs (OMP)
    617-253-6189
  • Office of Religious, Spiritual, and Ethical Life
    617-253-7707
  • Ombuds Office
    617-253-5921
  • Student Support Services (S3)
    617-253-4861

See Section 4 for detailed information about referral offices.