The Office of the Recording Secretary (RSO) receives donations on behalf of MIT and provides expertise and consultation on gift policies and procedures.

RSO prepares tax receipts, deposits gifts, and handles official recordkeeping for pledges and gifts of cash, securities, mutual funds, and gifts-in-kind. In addition, the office ensures the maintenance, safekeeping, and accessibility of permanent records of gifts, including original documentation of gift memoranda, gift and pledge agreements, trust instruments, and other legal documents associated with gifts.

RSO oversees the approval, creation, and maintenance of all endowed funds and works with senior Institute representatives to formulate policy and implement established guidelines. 

RSO's goal is to collaborate with staff across the Institute to support fundraising activities on campus.