Mission and Values

Our Mission

The Office of the Vice Chancellor advances academic innovation and fosters the growth of every MIT student, empowering them to make a positive impact at MIT and beyond.

Our Values


We support the teaching, learning, academic success, personal growth, and well-being of the whole student and all students.


We strive to be transparent, respectful, honest, and accountable to ourselves and others; integrity fosters trust and trust builds the bonds of community.


We actively work to create a caring, compassionate, healthy, and safe environment that enables all community members to thrive.

Diversity and Inclusion

We build and maintain a community and culture that celebrates and values diverse backgrounds, identities, and perspectives. (See the OVC Diversity Statement.)


We are committed to creative, flexible, and generous ways of building bridges, working together, and communicating openly.


We engage in creative risk-taking to build a more agile organization that in turn affects transformative change at the Institute, and in the world.