Fraternities, Sororities and Independent Living Groups (FSILGs) are an integral part of student life and serve a vital role in the MIT undergraduate residence system. FSILGs have a long history at MIT – the first MIT student housing was provided by fraternities. Today, more than 40% of all MIT undergraduates belong to 37 (very) different organizations. FSILGs provide one-quarter of student housing with chapter houses located in Cambridge, Boston and Brookline.

FSILG students and AILG Board members at the 2017 Leadership Retreat

The Association of Independent Living Groups (AILG) is the federated group of Alumni Corporations and Advisory Boards involved with the MIT FSILGs. The AILG is the principal advocate of the FSILG system with MIT and is a leading organization for sharing best practices, long-term vision and support.

The AILG is led by alum volunteers, with staff and financial support provided by the FSILG Office and the MIT Division of Student Life. More than 60 alums volunteer annually for the AILG, and more than 250 alums volunteer as corporation or advisory board members, officer mentors, chapter and risk management advisors, facility managers and in other roles.

AILG meetings are open and participation is always welcome.


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