9.12 Policies Specific to Students

This policy was last updated January 5, 2024. See the update history page for more information.

Many provisions of Policies & Procedures apply to students as members of the MIT community, including those in this Section 9, Relationships and Responsibilities Within the MIT Community. Some additional policies specific to students are set forth below.

9.12.1 Expectations of Students

Each student is responsible for reading and being familiar with the Institute’s expectations which are documented in the Mind and Hand Book and the Academic Integrity Handbook. By enrolling at MIT, students voluntarily agree to comply with the standards of performance and behavior that are described in the Mind and Hand Book and the Academic Integrity Handbook.

9.12.2 Student Absence for Religious Observances

In accordance with Massachusetts state law, students who are unable to attend classes or participate in any examination, study, or work requirement on a particular day because of their religious beliefs are excused from any such activity. Students will be given the opportunity to make up the work that was missed, provided that the makeup work does not create an unreasonable burden upon MIT.

The Institute will not levy fees or charges of any kind when allowing students to make up missed work. In addition, students will suffer no adverse or prejudicial effects because they have made use of these provisions.

9.12.3 Tutoring for a Fee by Academic Instructional Staff Members

No faculty member or other academic instructor may charge a fee for tutoring students in any subject. Graduate students who hold teaching assistantships may not charge a fee for tutoring in any subject for which they give classroom or laboratory instruction.