Upcoming Events

Wednesday, October 8th, 7-8pm (dinner served at 6:30pm),  Presentation of Active Bystander Program, at Phi Beta Epsilon, 400 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA. Libby Mahaffy, Assistant Director for Conflict Resolution@MIT, will provide a walk-through of the work that DSL and MIT are completing around active bystander programming.

Wednesday, November 12 7-9am – AILG Plenary meeting, at Mezzanine Lounge, 3rd floor Student Center

Other events can be found on the AILG calendar.


September 3, 2014 – Today saw a new regulation temporarily prohibiting all social events in FSILGs that exceed 49 persons. See this e-mail for rationale.

August 28, 2014 – A joint IFC-Panhel-LGC-AILG-DSL committee has revised the Social Event Policy for FSILGs. This policy was developed in response to the Boston situation but applies to all jurisdictions.


August 17, 2014 -Thanks to all who attended a great IRDF 50th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, April 26 for both afternoon seminars & and the Jubilee Dinner. Read HERE for a recap of the day and HERE is a video of the event.


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.