AILG News

Plans for the IRDF 50th Anniversary Celebration are coming together. Please plan to come on Saturday, April 26 for afternoon seminars & and the Jubilee Dinner. FSILG members, alumni, and friends can register HERE. Afternoon events are free, but tickets are needed for the dinner in Walker Memorial.
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A very successful FSILG Fundraising Seminar was held on February 26 at the Flowers Dining Room in Maseeh Hall. Over 40 alumni, actives, and MIT staff were in attendance.  The entire “Prezi” presentation as well as the individual presentations can be found in the Finance Committee section. The FSILG Strategic Plan Theme Team #5 and the MIT Annual Fund staff collaborated to put this together.  The evening concluded with a panel discussion – “Tales from the Trenches”  – with Jenna Berkowitz ’09 of Sigma Kappa, Roy Russell ’79 of Phi Beta Epsilon, Tom Holtey ’62 of Chi Phi, and Karl Buttner ’87 of Sigma Chi.
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Here the materials from the community review of the FSILG Strategic Plan at Maseeh Hall on Jan 27, 2014:
Part1 and Part2 of the presentations, and in addition there were 2 handouts:
5 Major Strategic Themes and 21 Initiatives that comprise the plan
FSILG-Strategic-Plan-Areas-for-MIT-DSL-assistance updated January, 2014
And here is a a transcription of the Recruitment Analysis notes from the last part of meeting.
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Tom Stohlman, the Building Safety Facilitator (BSF) has updated the following guides for the Assembly, Roof Deck, and Bunk Bed issues. The originals were produced in response to questions raised at the AILG FSILG Community meeting on October 24, and they have now been updated as of January 14:

Roof-Deck-Primer (PDF file)   and  Bunk-Bed-Rules (PDF file)

And here is a sample Assembly Occupancy report. Please note all reports for Boston FSILGs were filed on December 19.
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As of December 1, 2013 all the Boston FSILGs are now on the new fiber infrastructure. Congratulations to IS&T, Scott Klemm of the FCI and all who made this possible.
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Please remember there are still many opportunities to participate in implementing the FSILG Community Strategic Plan, which has been approved by the all the stakeholders – IFC, Panhel, LGC, AILG, and FSILG Office. See the Strategic Planning Committee web page for more details. To become involved, please contact any of the people listed on that page.

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Upcoming Events

February 2014
Thursday, February 13, 2014 7-9am – AILG Plenary meeting, at Twenty Chimneys, 3rd floor Student Center
Wednesday, February 26, 6:30PM dinner, 7PM discussion, FSILG Strategic Plan seminar How to make your   FSILG Capital Campaign a success, using your own and MIT resources wisely”, Flowers Dining Room, Maseeh Hall  (corner Mass Ave. and Amherst St.) RSVP to  rferrara@mit.edu
Thursday, February 27, 6:30-7:30pm (dinner served at 6:00pm), 4-149: CARMA program: Review and Discussion of PartySafe Training for FSILGs

April  2014
Wednesday, April 9, 7-9am – AILG Plenary meeting, Twenty Chimneys, 3rd floor Student Center
Thursday, April 24, 7-9pm – FSILG Awards Ceremony, at Twenty Chimneys, 3rd floor Student Center
Saturday, April 26, afternoon & evening – IRDF 50th Anniversary Celebration. Sign up for seminars & Jubilee Dinner HERE.

June  2014 Wednesday, June 11, 6-9pm – AILG Annual Dinner Meeting, MIT Museum

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 38 (very) different FSILGs provide 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 affiliation of those alumni together. 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 the principal vehicle for sharing best practices between and amongst the houses, especially where long-term continuity or judgment are indicated.