OME works closely with students who are underrepresented — including African American, Native American, and Latino students — to ensure their academic success while building an essential community among undergraduates, faculty, and staff.

Through a multitude of academic, community, and professional initiatives offered by the OME, students are empowered to thrive in a supportive setting that fosters both a pursuit of excellence and a strong sense of connection away from the comforts of home.

As one MIT alumnus explains, “The OME is not just another office on campus, but rather it is a place for students to go and get help with every aspect in their hectic lives. Spending time there was a huge part of my MIT experience, both for the growth in character and for the relationships I built while I was there.”