AILG News

Feb 16, 2017: Would you like to help the AILG community by becoming an IRDF Matching Gift Challenger for the MIT 24-Hour Giving Day Challenge of March 14? The MIT 24-Hour Challenge will be a fund-raising outreach event to encourage first-time donors and younger donors. Our IRDF Matching Gift Challengers will help encourage gifts to the IRDF Fund by providing matching (challenge) donations. AILG Board members and other AILG volunteers have already pledged to match the first $3,500 of gifts to the IRDF made on Giving Day; we invite you to join (more details).

Feb 3, 2017: MIT students and other community members return to campus after the US Presidential travel ban.

Jan 30, 2017: The AILG Board of Directors firmly supports the MIT Administration’s ameliorative efforts regarding the Executive Order signed by President Trump on January 27, 2017 restricting individuals from seven countries, including those having U.S. Government-approved travel documents, from entering the United States. This order directly impacts the MIT community, including international students who are members of fraternities, sororities and independent living groups (FSILGs). We are deeply concerned for these students, scholars, and leaders of MIT; we stand in solidarity with our affected brothers and sisters, and we fully support the MIT administration’s urgent work on behalf of all impacted students.

Upcoming Events

February 2017

Thursday, Feb 2: AILG Board meeting, W59-200. 6pm (dinner), 6:45pm (meeting).

Saturday, Feb 4: FSILG Leadership Retreat. The MIT FSILG office is sponsoring a retreat for student presidents from the IFC, Panhel, and LGC. The AILG Board will participate.

Wednesday, Feb. 8: 7:30am-9am, Plenary meeting. Twenty Chimneys, 3rd floor Student Center. Breakfast served at 7am.

April 2017

Wednesday, April 12: 7:30am-9am Plenary meeting. Mezzanine Lounge, 3rd floor Student Center. Breakfast served at 7am.

May 2017

Wednesday, May 31, 2017. AILG Annual Meeting and dinner, with MIT Provost Marty Schmidt is the keynote speaker. 6PM reception, 7PM dinner, at the MIT Museum.

June 2017

Friday, June 9. MIT commencement and FSILG open houses.

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.