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.


October 31, 2014 – Lambda Chi Alpha chapter was closed and suspended for five years by its National. See The Tech, Oct 31st edition.


October 27, 2014 – MIT releases results from a sexual assault survey of undergraduate and graduate students. See Boston Globe, Oct 27th edition.


September 3, 2014 – Today saw a new regulation temporarily prohibiting all social events in FSILGs that exceed 49 persons. See this e-mail for rationale.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, November 12 7-9am – AILG Plenary meeting, at Mezzanine Lounge, 3rd floor Student Center

Monday, November 24, 2014 7-8pm (dinner at 6:30pm) – Presentation of PartySafetyPlus Program, at Sigma Chi, 532 Beacon Street, Boston, MA. Duane De Four, Program Manager, Violence Prevention and Response (VPR) and Don Camelio, Director, Office of Community Development and Substance Abuse (CDSA) will faciliate a session of PartSafePlus: Scenarios and follow-up with a program discussion.

Thursday, December 4, 2015 6:30pm – Annual AILG Holiday Party, at Thirsty Ear Pub in Ashdown House (NW35).

Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 7-9am – AILG Plenary meeting
, at Mezzanine Lounge, 3rd floor Student Center

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

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.