As of December 1, 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.
In response to questions raised at the AILG FSILG Community meeting on October 24, Tom Stohlman, the Building Safety Facilitator (BSF), has produced the following guides for the Assembly, Roof Deck, and Bunk Bed issues.
Sample Assembly report (WORD format) (pdf format)
Roof Deck primer (WORD format) (pdf format)
Bunk Bed rules (WORD format) (pdf format)
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.
Wednesday, October 16, 7:30-8:30pm. On-line Webex course for FSILG Alumni Relations and the D. Reid Weedon ’41 Award process. RSVP to email@example.com to be sent the link to participate.
Monday, November 4th, 4pm, W59-200: AILG Accreditation Committee Meeting.
Monday, November 4th, 7:00-8:00pm (dinner served at 6:30pm), 5-134: CARMA group discussion – Preventing and Addressing Sexual Misconduct at MIT.
Tuesday, November 12, 7-9am – AILG Plenary meeting, at Twenty Chimneys, 3rd floor Student Center.
Thursday, December 5th, 6:30pm AILG Holiday Party at the Thirsty Ear Pub in the new Ashdown House (NW35),
preceded by the bimonthly AILG Board Meeting, 5 to 6:30pm in the Hulsizer Room of Ashdown House.
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 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.