Google Workspace is a service that allows members of the MIT community to collaborate with each other, separate from their personal Google accounts. It is provided free of charge upon request.
An email address can only be used as a username with one Google account at a time. If you already use your MIT email address with another Google account, Google will send you an invitation to transition it into Google Workspace.
Creating a Google Workspace account will have no effect on your ability to forward your mit.edu email address to Gmail or to use the email alias feature in Gmail to “send from” your mit.edu address in Gmail. These features will continue to work as expected.