Professional Groups

Administrative Advisory Council II

Intended to enhance communication and to foster effective working relationships among all administrators, the Administrative Advisory Council II is a forum for thoughtful, sustained interaction among representatives of central administration, academic departments, research labs, and centers.

Diversity – One Community

Inventing Our Future portal engages the MIT community in dialogue and action that promotes an increasingly inclusive community. This site is a place for faculty, students, staff and alumni to add resources, share stories, and engage in fruitful dialogue. A place to discuss, share, and act!

Employee Resource Groups (ERG)

Employee-led groups formed around common interests, issues and/or a common bond or background, ERG members create a positive work environment at MIT by actively contributing to the Institute's mission, values, and efforts specific to inclusion, such as recruitment and retention. ERGs are open to any employee. There are currently four specific groups:

  • African, Black, American, Caribbean (ABAC)
  • Asian Pacific American
  • Latino
  • Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, and Transgender (LBGT)


HR Partners

For employees in human resource management roles, HR Partners updates you on upcoming events, schedule changes, or additions to HR services, as well as other important and/or time sensitive HR-related information. In addition, “HR Partners News & Information” is an email list used by MIT's Human Resources Department to share information with HR practitioners across the Institute.

IT Partners

An Institute-wide initiative sponsored by Information Services and Technology (IS&T) to help coordinate, educate, and acknowledge the people who support the MIT community in using information technology.

Postdoctoral Association (PDA)

Led by postdocs, PDA’s goal is to provide support for the approximately 1,400 postdoctoral trainees appointed to about 25 departments at MIT.

Training Partners

An Institute-wide network of employees who do training at MIT, the goal of Training Partners is to create a collaborative community and to improve training through the provision of related activities and programs. Training Partners is open to all MIT employees regardless of the amount of time someone spends training.

The MIT Women’s League

The MIT Women's League is a social and service-based organization, founded in 1913 and designed to foster connections among women at MIT. Its current membership of more than 1,400 reflects a broad range of age, culture, talent, and role in MIT’s community. As part of its efforts, the League regularly sponsors classes, workshops, speakers, and other events open to its members and the greater MIT community.

Working Group on Support Staff Issues (WGSSI)

Established in 1975, the MIT Working Group on Support Staff Issues (WGSSI) consists of support and administrative staff throughout the Institute who work to address issues of concern to support staff employees at MIT. WGSSI places its focus on identifying issues, recommending actions, communicating results to fellow support staff, and providing networking opportunities and events.