Upcoming Events

October 2016

October 25, 2016 – Social Events Policy Committee will meet at 8am-9am in the Student Center (PDR 1 and 2, third floor)

November 2016

November 1, 2016: Deadline for IRDF small projects grants applications.

November 3, 2016. 6pm-9pm. W58 : AILG Board meeting, dinner served at 6pm, meeting starts at 6:30pm.

November 9, 2016. 7am-9am. W20 : AILG Plenary meeting, breakfast served at 7am, meeting starts at 7:30am.

Other events can be found on the AILG calendar.


September 19-22, 2016: MIT FSILGs participated in National Hazing Prevention Week.

September 24, 2016: The AILG presented an update at MIT’s annual Alumni/ae Leadership Conference about recent successes in community relations, the West Village planning process, AILG accreditation, the new AILG mentoring program, and the R. Reid Weedon Jr. ’41 Alumni/ae Outreach Grant.

September 28, 2016: Members of MIT’s newest sorority, Delta Phi Epsilon, have moved into 515 Beacon Street in Boston. Delta Phi Epsilon participated in formal recruitment for the first time this fall. The house is being rented from the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.

October 7, 2016: The AILG would like to thank supporters of the Independent Residence Development Fund (IRDF) and our FSILG Direct Donors. The IRDF supports our houses through grants and loans for renovations and other improvements.


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.