Our Goal

Graduate school can be stressful, whether because of the infamous ME Qualifying Exams, a strained relationship with your advisor, courses, roommates, or other personal issues. The ME REFS program is designed to provide confidential peer support, and to be a sounding board for you to express your concerns.

Who We Are

We are a group of ME graduate students formally trained as peer mediators by staff at Mediation@MIT. Our role is to support the ME graduate community and serve as a resource in dealing with stress and conflict, however big or small, in a safe, non-intimidating and confidential environment. We also provide information on appropriate resources when a peer graduate student voluntarily approaches us for informal advice and possible informal conflict resolution.

When To Contact Us

If you are in a difficult situation and want to get opinions, want somebody to talk to, or just vent, please feel free to come and visit one of us. We can help you better understand and more effectively manage your situation, and/or direct you to other alternative resources for further assistance. We're also here to help you in much less formal settings. Don't worry that your problems are too small to matter; if something's bothering you, come talk to us about it!

Contact Us

To schedule a private, confidential meeting with a member of the ME REFS, e-mail us individually to make an appointment to meet up and chat, or contact all of us at me-refs@mit.edu

New website!

We are excited to launch a new and mobile friendly ME-REFs website! Some functionality and content is still under development and will be added. You should, however, be able to find all required information on this website.

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