RAK Week

MIT's annual Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Week is held every March!

At MindHandHeart, we define kindness as being caring, respectful, inclusive, supportive, considerate, and doing good things for others.

RAK Week is an opportunity for our entire campus community to come together through spontaneous acts of generosity (called "RAK Hacks") and loosely planned events. It is a chance to intentionally practice kindness during the week and inspire kindness all year round. We invite you to join us and Spread the Heart across MIT!

Ways to Participate in next year's RAK Week

  • Individual acts of kindness to your community members
    • Writing thank you cards
    • Giving out flowers to those you appreciate on campus
  • Create your own “RAK Hacks”
  • Attend RAK Week events
  • Connect with support resources on campus
  • Follow the RAK Week action on MindHandHeart's Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at #MITRAK

MindHandHeart past RAK Week Events:

  • Free virtual and in-person fitness classes, courtesy of MIT Recreation
  • Pi Day Celebration supported by MindHandHeart and the Office of the First Year 
  • Kind Words Across Campus, the MIT community filled out postcards and sent them across campus to spread positive messages
  • Group run, supported by the MIT Running Club 
  • On campus petting zoo
  • Free chair massages for MIT community members