AILG News

December 2, 2016: Please join the MIT community at a memorial service for Reid Weedon, ’41, at 2pm at the MIT Chapel. Reid Weedon was one of MIT’s most devoted and beloved citizens. The FSILG community is especially indebted to him for co-founding the Independent Residence Development Fund, which has provided great financial support to MIT chapters and houses for over 50 years. Reid was also a life member of the MIT Corporation, and a member of the Division of Student Life Visiting Committee. Reid’s fraternity, Phi Beta Epsilon, will host a reception at their house at 400 Memorial Drive after the service.

December 6, 2016: The annual AILG Holiday Party will be Tuesday, 6 December, starting at 7:00 pm in the Thirsty Ear Pub in Ashdown House. Please stop by to meet and mingle with other AILG volunteers and stakeholders.  Newer alumni and alumnae volunteers are especially encouraged and welcome to attend.  You must be 21 to enter the pub; student leaders, you are welcome as well if you are 21. We’ll have casual food.  No RSVP is necessary; just stop by and say hello.
 

Upcoming Events

November 2016

November 14, 2016. 3-5pm, Stata Center. Welcome Dean for Student Life, Suzy Nelson, at a fall harvest celebration with treats & desserts.

November 19, 2016. 8am-9am. AILG Facilities Committee meeting in W20-020a

December 2016

December 2, 2016. 2pm, MIT Chapel. MIT community memorial for Reid Weedon, ’41. Reid’s fraternity, Phi Beta Epsilon, will host a reception at their house at 400 Memorial Drive after the service.

December 6, 2016. 6:15pm. AILG Board meeting. Ashdown Hulsizer Room.

December 6, 2016. 7pm. AILG annual informal holiday social. Thirsty Ear Pub (in the new Ashdown).

December 17, 2016. 8am-9am. AILG Facilities Committee meeting in W20-020a

Other events can be found on the AILG calendar.

Welcome

Fraternities, Sororities and Independent Living Groups, or FSILGs for short, are of vital importance in the MIT undergraduate residence system and in maintaining strong alumni ties to the Institute. FSILGs have been part of MIT since MIT began — in fact, the first MIT housing was provided by fraternities. Today 36 (very) different FSILGs provide almost one-quarter of the undergraduate housing and more than 40% of all undergraduates are members. The FSILG houses are located in the communities of Cambridge, Boston, and Brookline and are in small neighborhoods and bustling urban areas.

All the MIT FSILG organizations take an active role in keeping their alumni/ae connected and informed. Those which are also responsible for undergraduate chapters also supply over 200 alumni/ae volunteers in a variety of governance, operations, property management, and advisory roles. The Association of Independent Living Groups is the federated group of the Alumni Corporations and Advisory Boards involved with the FSILGs. The AILG speaks for the FSILGs and is formally organized with officers and standing committees that are listed under the “Committees” tab on the navigation bar above. New volunteer members are always welcome.

The AILG is the principal voice of the FSILG system with MIT and is a principal vehicle for sharing best practices between and amongst the houses, especially where long-term continuity or judgment are indicated.