AILG News

March 6, 2015.  In order to get better definition and develop possible options for an ”FSILG Village” on/near the MIT campus, the Division of Student Life and the Councils arranged for a series of Focus Groups for those interested in discussing this concept further.  Especially those interested in the move and the concept of an FSILG Village on/near the MIT campus should attend, but it is fine to have doubters as well. The sessions are:
LGC students & alumni – Monday, March 16, 6:00PM-7:30PM at the Flowers Dining Room of Maseeh Hall (W1) Please RSVP to Graham Haskin ghaskin@mit.edu to be included for dinner.
Panhellenic students & alumni – Monday, March 16, 8:00 – 8:45PM at W20-400.  This is an extension of  the regularly scheduled Panhellenic Delegates Council meeting.
Fraternity (IFC) students – Thursday, April 2, 7:30-8:30PM at W20-400, at the IFC Presidents Council.
Fraternity alumni – Wednesday, April 8, 9:30AM-10:30AM, after the AILG Plenary, in W20 Mezzanine Lounge.

February, 2015 – The results from last year’s FSILG Village and Conditions Survey are now available, both the  Summary and Detail. More study and focus groups will follow.

January, 2015 – The AILG created a new Community Relations Committee, which seeks to publicize the many good works and initiatives of MIT’s FSILGs. A number of these are now listed on the Committee’s home page. The group has begun meeting monthly and is chaired by former AILG board member David Hutchings ’10 (djhutch@alum.mit.edu). They meet monthly and welcome new members. Contact Dave if interested.

January, 2015 – Based on the great reception from last year, another FSILG Fundraising Seminar has been scheduled for the morning of Thursday, April 23. To register go to  http://alumic.mit.edu/FSILGFundraising2015.

November 10, 2014 –  The AILG hosted an evening meeting to discuss the FSILG Village and Conditions Assessment survey, and the progress on the FSILG Village concept. Here are the slides presented by Steve DeFalco ’83 on that topic. Response to the survey has been outstanding!

November 4, 2014 – The Panhellenic Council has started discussions to introduce a new sorority on campus after a unanimous vote from the Panhellenic Council on Sept. 29 to “open campus to extension,” according to Panhel President Yasmin C. Inam ’15. See The Tech, Nov 4th edition.

 

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, April 8, 7-9am – AILG Plenary meeting, at Mezzanine Lounge, 3rd floor Student Center

Thursday, April 16, 6:30-7:30pm – AILG Alumni Volunteer Connections Seminar and Meet & Greet, Hulziser Room, Ashdown House (NW35). The goal of this seminar is to provide all alumni volunteers, especially new ones, with an introduction to current FSILG life and the resources available to them to support their chapters.  Then afterward at 7:30, all are invited to the Thirsty Ear Pub next door.  Food provided. But please RSVP HERE.

Thursday, April 23, 8:30am breakfast, 9-10am seminar – FSILG Fundraising Seminar, Flowers Dining Room at Maseeh Hall (W1).  A followup to last year’s successful seminar. To register go to  http://alumic.mit.edu/FSILGFundraising2015.

Monday, April 27, 7-9pm –  FSILG Awards Reception, Twenty Chimneys, 3rd floor Student Center. Annual award presentation for chapter, individual, and alumni excellence and contributions to the FSILG community.

Other events can be found on the AILG calendar.

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.