No AILG Board meeting scheduled for January.
Saturday, Feb 4: FSILG Leadership Retreat. The MIT FSILG office is sponsoring a retreat for student presidents from the IFC, Panhel, and LGC. The AILG Board will participate.
Wednesday, Feb. 8: 7:30am-9am, Plenary meeting. Twenty Chimneys, 3rd floor Student Center. Breakfast served at 7am.
Wednesday, May 31, 2017. AILG Annual Meeting and dinner, with MIT Provost Marty Schmidt as the keynote speaker. 6PM reception, 7PM dinner, at the MIT Museum.
Friday, June 9. MIT commencement and FSILG open houses.
December 2, 2016: The MIT community celebrated and remembered Reid Weedon, ’41. Reid Weedon was one of MIT’s most devoted and beloved citizens. The FSILG community is especially indebted to him for co-founding the Independent Residence Development Fund, which has provided great financial support to MIT chapters and houses for over 50 years. Reid was also a life member of the MIT Corporation, and a member of the Division of Student Life Visiting Committee.
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.