EECS REFS serve as a resource for EECS graduate students in managing stress, acting as coaches/mediators, liaisons, and intermediaries. As coaches and mediators, we help analyze issues and situations brought forth by students and identify appropriate courses of action. We are also trained to mediate conflicts between students when appropriate. As liaisons, we provide information about and may refer students to the professional services available at MIT. As intermediaries, we inform the EECS REFS faculty advisors and the EECS department of concerns facing the graduate student community.
We also host social events and engage in other publicity activities aimed at increasing student exposure to and familiarity with the program. Events may also be held to highlight a particular professional service (e.g. the Center for Health and Wellness) available at MIT. Please visit our calendar for more information about our events.