AILG News

June 10, 2015 – The AILG Annual Meeting and Dinner at the MIT Museum was a great event, with record attendance for an annual meeting and lots of great conversation between alumni, MIT staff, students and guests.

Attendees enjoyed a keynote from Don Shobrys ’75 (DTD), President of the Alumni Association, who offered his perspective on the value of the FSILGs in the contemporary MIT environment, and encouraged our community to use its strengths to build a brand distinct from from FSILG systems at other American universities.

Congratulations to the following alumni who were elected to AILG positions at the meeting.

AILG Board of Directors – terms expiring June 2018

  • Akil Middleton ’08 – Zeta Psi
  • Steve Baker ’84 – Theta Xi

AILG Ombudspersons – terms expiring June 2016

  • Sororities: Kim Hunter ’86- Alpha Phi
  • Independent Living Groups: Tom Yu ’96 – Fenway House
  • Fraternities: Stan Wulf ’65 – Phi Delta Theta

May 27, 2015 – The IFC, Panhel, LGC, and AILG recognized individual alumni and outstanding chapters for their contributions to the FSILG community this year. Our community also recognized the MIT Police Department for their support and collaboration, presenting them with the FSILG Advocate Award. Please join us in thanking everyone for their dedication and good work this year.

April 16, 2015 – The Education Committee hosted an AILG Alumni Volunteer Connections Seminar and Meet & Greet in the Hulsizer Room, Ashdown House (NW35). The goal of this seminar was 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. Current student leaders and alumni outlined today’s challenges and the many resources available. The slides are HERE.

April 8, 2015 – Version 6.0 of the FSILG Social Events policy is now available. All alumni who work with FSILG chapters are strongly encouraged to familiarize yourselves with the updated policy. Many thanks to the working group of students, alumni and MIT staff that developed the policy and continues to work on it.

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

June 2015

The monthly AILG board meeting date is moved from June 4 to June 18th. It will be held at the normal time (6pm dinner, 6:30 – 8:30pm meeting) at the normal location (W59).

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.