Articles from the Division of Student Life

Articles from the Division of Student Life


Creating a Culture of Opportunity and Growth
Nicolas Gomez ’16 learns leadership, finds his academic path, and gives back to low-income, first generation students striving for college through TDC.
April 25, 2016


Come Home to College
Erin Main ’16 found her niche at MIT with the close-knit independent living group, Epsilon Theta.
April 18, 2016


The Heart of Her MIT Experience
Yukino Nagai ’18 finds her AXO community a common thread during her two chapters at MIT.
April 11, 2016




Student-Run Amphibious Achievement Receives Grant from 484 Alpha Phi Foundation
Student initiative combining academic and athletic mentorship to Boston-rea youth receives generous programming support from the 484 Alpha Phi Foundation.
October 5, 2015


AILG Sponsors Back Bay West Neighborhood Gathering
Fraternity Beta Theta Pi opens home and hosts barbeque to forge relationships with neighbors.
September 24, 2015





MIT FSILGs Donate to Salvation Army and Goodwill
Members of the Interfraternity Council take advantage of week/move-in period to hold a clothing drive, collecting 90 bags in donations.
September 23, 2015





Award-Winning Renovations to Sigma Chi
Extensive and creative upgrades maintain the history of the fraternity’s house while serving the needs of the students.
August 4, 2015







FSILGs Support the Sean A. Collier Self-Sponsor Scholarship
Kappa Sigma & Pi Beta Phi team up for joint philanthropy, “Carnival for Collier” to raise scholarship money.
June 16, 2015






Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity Pies the MIT Community for Innovation Africa
On May 1 AEPi raised money by “pieing” members of the MIT community. This year the annual philanthropy collected funds for Innovation Africa. It is the most lucrative fundraising effort in the international AEPi community, raising over $32,000.
May 11, 2015



FSILG Awards Gather to Celebrate Greek Life at MIT
April 27 marked the annual FSILG awards reception for the 2014-15 academic year.
May 6, 2015



Alpha Chi Omega Hosts Run the Night For Their Philanthropy
Sorority AXO hosted the first Run the Night, an athletic challenge and obstacle course they hope to continue annually to raise money for domestic violence awareness.
April 28, 2014



TMAYD MIT Campaign Promotes Campus Community
Alpha Chi Omega’s Isabel Lloyd ’18 begins her “Tell Me About Your Day MIT” initiative. Members of the MIT community are joining the cause by wearing wristbands as a visual reminder that MIT is a community of support.
April 27, 2015



MIT Colleges Against Cancer Host Relay for Life
MIT’s FSILGs had a particularly strong presence, making up about half the teams, individual participants, and total dollars raised.
March 23, 2015




Simple Acts of Social Responsibility by Two MIT Fraternities
Fraternities Tau Epsilon Phi of Boston and Zeta Beta Tau of Brookline helped their communities stay safe by locating and clearing fire hydrants during this record-breaking winter.
March 16, 2015




Sorority Kappa Alpha Theta and Fraternity Alpha Delta Phi Team Up for Holiday Cheer
The two Greeks held a festive gathering with holiday treats and hot chocolate while they constructed 75 creative holiday season cards to send patients at the Boston Children’s Hospital.
January 29, 2015




Kappa Alpha Theta Continues Popular Service Initiative with CASA
For this MIT sorority, the most fashionable models are role models. Kappa Alpha Theta continued its popular service initiative KATWalk, a fashion show involving MIT students. This philanthropy raises money for Court Appointed Special Advocates. Kappa Alpha Theta has been partnered with CASA for 25 years.
December 15, 2014





MIT Students Make the “It’s On Us” Pledge
The White House launched the “It’s On Us” campaign earlier this year in an effort to engage students, especially men, in preventing sexual violence on college campuses. MIT is among the institutions joining the effort. Several Greek organizations have signed on as sponsors, and this weekend many brothers and sisters participated in the initiative’s launch.
December 8 ,2014


Alpha Chi Omega Brings Awareness to Domestic Violence
Even in the wake of high-profile cases involving athletes and other celebrities, Courtney Diamond ’17 of MIT’s Alpha Chi Omega chapter believes domestic violence doesn’t get the attention or focus it deserves.
October 6, 2014




AILG Annual Dinner Provides Positive Outlook for FSILGs
The Association of Independent Living Groups (AILG) welcomed close to 100 FSILG alumni, support staff, Institutional dignitaries, and students to its annual dinner at the MIT Museum on June 11.
June 19, 2014



Alpha Epsilon Pi “pies” MIT for Children’s Charity
The MIT chapter of Alpha Epsilon has raised more than $25,000 for Save a Child’s Heart, which identifies children from developing countries with potentially fatal-but treatable-heart conditions, flies them to Israel, and provides life-saving heart surgeries.
May 23, 2014



FSILG 2013-2014 Awards Announced
Awards range from academic, community service, and ethics awards.



IRDF Toasts to 50 Years of Supporting FSILG Vitality
Alumni, staff, and students gathered in Walker Memorial Hall Saturday evening on April 26 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Independent Residence Development Fund.
May 5, 2014



FSILG Awards Bring Together Greek Community
Student leaders, plus several alumni and FSILG Office staff presented nearly 25 awards.
April 29, 2014




Reif Signals Start of Greek Olympics
The members of the MIT and sorority community gathered outside Kresge Hall on Tuesday to announce the commencement of the Greek Olympics.
April 25, 2014


FSILG 2012-2013 Awards Announced
Awards given to outstanding members of MIT’s FSILGs.