IS&T supports Slack, the messaging and collaboration tool for teams, groups and individuals.

On Athena, there are two primary messaging services: Zephyr and Jabber.

Available To 
Students, Faculty, Staff

Benefits and key features

Slack Enterprise Grid is supported as MIT's messaging and collaboration tool. Members of a workspace in Slack can direct message (DM) individuals or create conversation channels for topics, projects and groups.

Other instant messaging clients:

  • Jabber can be used to communicate with MIT users and other chat services that use Jabber
  • Zephyr is built into Athena


Getting started