Resources for Easing Friction and Stress for EAPS (EAPS REFS) is a program that provides confidential conflict coaching to students and post-doctoral researchers within EAPS.

We are a support network of graduate student mediators (REFS) who have completed extensive training with Conflict Management@MIT to provide low barrier, confidential peer-to-peer coaching, listening, de-escalation, and informal mentoring and mediation. This means that if you have a problem — big or small, in lab or at home — we are prepared to listen and talk through possible solutions, all in a strictly confidential manner. If you need more support, we can direct you to one of the many additional resources available on the MIT campus.

As REFS, our mission is to help our peers deal with difficult situations and increase the overall well-being of all members within the EAPS community.

Visit our website at http://eapsrefs.scripts.mit.edu/home/ or email us at eapsrefs@mit.edu.