Guiding Principles

Learn more about LBGTQ @MIT's Commitment to Racial Justice, Mission, Vision and Values.

Commitment to Racial Justice

LBGTQ @MIT is committed to eliminating racism within the LBGTQ+ community at MIT and within the larger MIT community as a whole. Specifically, LBGTQ @MIT will work to:

  • Help students, faculty, and staff reflect on their own racial prejudices and privileges (e.g., white and male privileges).
  • Help students, faculty, and staff understand and act on issues of racial injustice.
  • Promote programs and events at MIT that incorporate issues of racism and issues of homophobia on campus.
  • Support students, faculty, and staff with multiple identities.
  • Help cultivate student leaders of color within the LBGTQ+ and allying communities at MIT.
  • Build coalitions with other identity-based student groups at MIT.


With a primary focus on students, our mission is to ensure a safe and supportive campus-wide community where students of diverse gender, romantic, and sexual identities are all welcomed as equals.


MIT's educational mission supports and embraces all of our diverse individual identities including those with marginalized romantic/sexual orientations, gender identities, and intersex people. MIT is a diverse place where all aspects of people's identities are welcomed and integrated into the fabric of MIT, where all members of the MIT community are taking steps to learn about various marginalized identities, and where all individuals are respected for who they are, free from any prejudice, harassment, or discrimination.


  • We educate and uplift the MIT community about the diversity of identities including ace, genderqueer, intersex, nonbinary, pansexual, trans and many more.
  • We practice and encourage open, honest, and respectful discussion.
  • We encourage others to examine their assumptions, and to embrace who they are and who others are.
  • We help develop a safe, supportive and equitable environment.
  • We work to build a community that welcomes all experiences and identities.
  • We collaborate with other groups and offices to address issues of social justice on campus including race, class, gender, and sexual orientation amongst others.
  • We advocate for diverse leadership at all levels of MIT.