Upcoming Events

August 2015

Thursday, August 27, 6:30-8:30pm – AILG Board meeting for goal setting. W98-602.

Monday, August 31, 11:30am-2pm – Dean for Student Life Welcome for Parents/Families, Johnson Athletic Center. Please RSVP with rferrara@mit.edu if you would like to help welcome parents/families.

September 2015

Thursday, September 3, 5-7pm – Back Bay Neighborhood Welcome BBQ. This is a community outreach event. Space is limited, but if you wish to attend, please contact mit-response@mit.edu

Thursday, September 3, 7-9pm – AILG Board meeting. Beta Theta Pi, 119 Bay State Rd, Boston.

Wednesday, September 16, 7-9am – AILG Plenary meeting, at Mezzanine Lounge, 3rd floor Student Center.

Other events can be found on the AILG calendar.


June 10, 2015 – The AILG Annual Meeting and Dinner at the MIT Museum was a great event, with record attendance for an annual meeting and lots of great conversation between alumni, MIT staff, students and guests.

Attendees enjoyed a keynote from Don Shobrys ’75 (DTD), President of the Alumni Association, who offered his perspective on the value of the FSILGs in the contemporary MIT environment, and encouraged our community to use its strengths to build a brand distinct from from FSILG systems at other American universities.

Congratulations to the following alumni who were elected to AILG positions at the meeting.

AILG Board of Directors – terms expiring June 2018

  • Akil Middleton ’08 – Zeta Psi
  • Steve Baker ’84 – Theta Xi

AILG Ombudspersons – terms expiring June 2016

  • Sororities: Kim Hunter ’86- Alpha Phi
  • Independent Living Groups: Tom Yu ’96 – Fenway House
  • Fraternities: Stan Wulf ’65 – Phi Delta Theta

May 27, 2015 – The IFC, Panhel, LGC, and AILG recognized individual alumni and outstanding chapters for their contributions to the FSILG community this year. Our community also recognized the MIT Police Department for their support and collaboration, presenting them with the FSILG Advocate Award. Please join us in thanking everyone for their dedication and good work this year.


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.