Affirmative Action Policies

MIT is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in education and employment.

Through its Affirmative Action program, the Institute seeks to expand its efforts to guarantee equality of opportunity in employment and to reduce underrepresentation and underutilization of minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities at MIT. The Institute's Affirmative Action Serious Search policy is a means both to further its commitment to equal opportunity and to fulfill its legal obligations of affirmative action.

The term "protected veterans" applies to specific veterans, including those with certain disabilities and some recently discharged veterans. More information can be found at the Office of Federal Contract Compliance's website.

MIT complies with all Federal, State, and local laws and regulations concerning 7.1.3 Affirmative Action and workplace equal opportunity. In order to comply, MIT has outlined policies and procedures to ensure that employment-related actions are made without regard to non-work related, personal characteristics such as race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, or national or ethnic origin.

All Institute employees and applicants for jobs at MIT have the right to full and equal consideration on the basis of merit and other relevant, meaningful criteria. Therefore, MIT has developed policies and procedures to assure that employment-related actions are made without prejudice. The Diversity Equity and Inclusion team in the Office of the Vice President for Human Resources, Assistant Deans, Administrative Officers, supervisors, hiring managers, and other human resources professionals implement these policies and procedures.

MIT invites all applicants and employees to review its Affirmative Action Program. Inquiries concerning the plan may be directed to the Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.

In addition, all members of the MIT community are expected to conduct themselves with proper respect for one another and for each other's property (9.2. Personal Conduct and Responsibilities Toward Students and Employees). Harassment of any kind is not acceptable behavior at MIT (see 9.5 Policy on Harassment).