Sept 1, 2016 - Sigma Chi hosted the Back Bay Neighborhood community welcome BBQ. You can see a video and read an article about the BBQ on the DSL Tumblr, or view photos at the Flickr album.

Sept 14, 2016 – AILG Plenary approved the IT Telecom proposal for the network switch upgrade project.

Sept 15, 2016 – The MIT Alumni Association is excited to announce that the 2016-2017 academic year will see the introduction of the Weedon Grant Program, a new initiative supported by the philanthropy of D. Reid Weedon Jr. ’41. This program looks to provide opportunities for FSILGs to take advantage of nominal grants that will provide financial resources for student-alumni FSILG programming. The deadline for submission for this Fall’s grant is October 14, 2016. You can read more information about the grant program and application process here.

Upcoming Events

September 2016

Sept 23-24, 2016. Alumni Leadership Conference. FSILG program on 9/24.

Sept 24, 2016. Alpha Phi celebrates 25 years at 479 Beacon Street. Open House from 11am-1pm.

October 2016

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

Oct 14, 2016 – Deadline for applications for the the Weedon Grant Program

November 2016

Nov 1, 2016. IRDF Project Grants deadline.

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

Nov 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.


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.