Committee on Discipline

Prof. Tamar Schapiro, Chair
Tessa McLain, Executive Officer

The Institute's mission encourages students to explore in order to advance knowledge at the highest level. It also expects its students to uphold the highest standards of respect, integrity, and civility. With this context, the Committee on Discipline (COD) was created to resolve complaints of alleged violations of policies and/or community standards by a student, former student, or student organization in a way that is objective and educational, not legalistic or adversarial.

The COD is responsible for resolving complaints against students and student organizations and to decide the appropriate Institute response.  The procedure that the COD uses to hear and respond to such complaints is described in the COD Rules and Regulations.  These procedures are designed to ensure equity and fairness to the complainant and the accused.

MIT's expectations for students and student organizations are outlined in the Mind and Hand Book, the Handbook on Academic IntegrityInstitute Policies and Procedures, and the Housing Policies, among other places.

Students are encouraged to consult the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards (OSCCS) for additional information about the COD process, including tips for preparing for hearings and other useful information.  OSCCS is also the beginning point for all cases--to bring a complaint forward or to begin the process of responding to a complaint, contact OSCCS.