Upcoming Events

August 2016

Monday, 29 Aug, 11:30am-2:00pm — Vice President for Student Life Welcome for Parents/Families at Johnson Athletic Center. Please RSVP with rferrara@mit.edu if you would like to help welcome parents/families.

September 2016

Thursday, 1 Sept, 4:00-7:00pm — Back Bay Neighborhood community welcome BBQ at Sigma Chi (532 Beacon St). Space is limited, but if you wish to attend, please contact mit-response@mit.edu

Thursday, 1 Sept, 7:00-9:00pm — AILG Board meeting at Sigma Chi (532 Beacon St)

Wednesday, 14 Sept, 7:00am – 9:00am — AILG Plenary meeting at Mezzanine Lounge, Student Center Second Floor. Breakfast served at 7:00am; meeting begins at 7:30am.

Other events can be found on the AILG calendar.


July 21, 2016 - The following officers were elected at the AILG Board meeting on July 21.

  • Chair, Steve Baker ’84, Theta Xi
  • Vice-Chair, Akil Middleton ’08, Zeta Psi
  • Treasurer, Eric Cigan ’83, Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Secretary, Pam Gannon ’84, Alpha Phi

More details on the AILG board meetings can be found HERE.

The Board also discussed the latest draft of the FSILG Relationship Document, which seeks to articulate the Rights, Responsibilities, and Privileges of the organizations. This document was created as part of the recent FSILG Strategic Plan and intended as a preamble to the FSILG section of the Mind & Hand Book.

June, 2016 - Elections were held at the AILG Annual Meeting on Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 with the following results.

Board of Directors (three-year terms, expiring 2019)

  • Pam Gannon ’84, Alpha Phi
  • Eric Cigan ’83, Lambda Chi Alpha

Ombudspersons (one-year terms, expiring 2017)

  • Taylor Pearl ’15, Alpha Epsilon Phi
  • Tom Yu ’96, Fenway House
  • Stan Wulf ’65, Phi Delta Theta

Congratulations to the board members and ombudspersons, and thank you for volunteering!

Many thanks and best wishes to outgoing board member Anya Kattef ’98, Alpha Phi, who just completed her term as a board member, and who served as AILG Treasurer for all three years of her term.



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.