AILG History

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The Association of Independent Living Groups (AILG), originally the Alumni Interfraternity Conference (AIFC), was established around 1964 as an informal association of alumni house presidents and trustees. In 2000, the AIFC was re-chartered and became the AILG. The Association represents all Fraternities, Sororities, and Independent Living Groups (FSILGs), including current chapters and alumni corporations. Today, the AILG is composed of a Board of Directors (six members) with both standing and ad-hoc committees.

In 2007, the AILG was incorporated as a 501C(4) corporation in a process overseen by Jim Bueche ’62 of Chi Phi.

The AILG has twice been recognized for its achievements by the Alumni Association with its highest organizational award, the Great Dome Award.  The first was given in 2007 to the AILG Board, and the second in 2011 for the Accreditation Program, an alumni-run peer review process. 

AILG Chairs
Akil Middleton '08                    Zeta Psi                              (2017 - 
Steve Baker ’84                        Theta Xi                               (2014 – 2017)
Ernie Sabine ’66                       Student House                 (2011 – 2014)
Steve Baker ’84                        Theta Xi                               (2006 – 2011)
Susan Woodmansee ‘97       WILG                                    (2005 – 2006)
Dan Geer ‘72                             Theta Delta Chi                 (2003 – 2005)
Steve Stuntz ’67                      Sigma Phi Epsilon           (2000 – 2003)

AIFC Chairs - incomplete
Steve Stuntz ’67                      Sigma Phi Epsilon           ~(1988 – 2000)
Dan Holland '58                       Delta Tau Delta                ~(1986 - 1988)
Bill Noz ’57                                Sigma Alpha Epsilon       ~(?     - 1988)
Glenn Strehle ’58                    Phi Mu Delta                       (1973 – 1975)

The AILG and its predecessor the AIFC have seen many challenges in the course of recent history. Lately it has been the pandemic along with changing student demographics and the need for renewal of many houses. At other times, the freshman-on-campus decision and City of Boston licensing issues have been major threats. As MIT's oldest student housing community, the FSILG community has continued to adapt and thrive over the past century and hopefully will continue to do so well in the future. HERE is a presentation from the AILG Retreat of January 28, 2023 that summarizes the some key challenges and strengths of today's FSILG community.