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Housing and Community Affairs (HCA). HCA focuses on community issues and student services as they pertain to the entire graduate population. Our goal is ensuring the grad student experience is enjoyable , affordable , safe , healthy …. Who we are.

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Housing and community affairs hca
Housing and Community Affairs (HCA)

HCA focuses on community issues and student services as they pertain to the entire graduate population.

Our goal is ensuring the grad student experience is enjoyable, affordable, safe, healthy …

Who we are

  • Core of ~20 highly skilled dedicated individuals

  • Subcommittees:

    • Families and Off-campus

  • 2 Co-Chairs:

    • Randi and Nathaniel


What we do
What We Do

  • Advocacy for graduate student body

  • Data-driven proposals and recommendations

  • Liaisons to the various entities at MIT

Issues HCA Works On:

  • Stipend Levels

  • Healthcare and Dental Insurance

  • Campus Safety

  • Dining

  • Housing quality and affordability

  • Inter-dorm Relations:

    • Ashdown, Edgerton, Sidney Pacific, The Warehouse, Tang, Eastgate, and Westgate

  • Community relations

  • Transportation:

    • EZride, Tech Shuttle, Saferide, and Grocery Shuttle


Ongoing Projects

  • On-Campus Housing Rents

  • NW Community Policing

  • Families Subcommittee Revamp

  • New Off-Campus Bus Line

  • Grocery Shuttle

  • Cost of Living Analysis


A glance into the future

HCA Focus this year:

  • Housing (both On- and Off-Campus)

    • On-campus Rent Renegotiations

    • The changes in off-campus rental availability, location, cost

  • Families

    • Re-vitalizing the Families Sub-comm.

    • Assess needs and then implement Family-focused initiatives

  • Health and Community Wellness (GSC Graduate Wellness Task Force)

    • Survey wellness among graduate students, evaluate existing support programs, suggest changes

    • Collaborate with MIT administration


Join us
Join us!

  • GSC has the data,

    now we just need you!

  • Help us make your life, work, and

  • your commute better.

Contact: [email protected]

Monthly Meetings: 3rd Wednesday of each month

Next meeting: 9/19, 6PM, GSC Office (50-220)


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