The MIT Association of Independent Living Groups will:
- Assist our member FSILGs to teach values and life skills that are complementary to the MIT educational curriculum.
- Be a presence at MIT, to represent and be a voice for the FSILG system and its alumni.
- Provide tools to improve our FSILG member groups.
- Promote diversity of choice of residence for students within the FSILG community.
- Promote FSILG group responsibility and accountability.
Also, as part of the last strategic planning effort the AILG endorsed the following statement:
MIT FSILG Relationship Statement
MIT has a positive and long-standing history with its fraternities, sororities, and independent living groups (FSILGs). In addition to developing life-long connections and support, involvement in a FSILG can deepen students’ educational experiences by offering members opportunities for civic engagement, service, team work and leadership. The Institute relies on the support and collaboration of our students, alumni/ae, and when applicable, the volunteers and staff members from international/national fraternities and sororities applying a shared-governance model designed to maintain and encourage a healthy and dynamic FSILG community.
Rights and Responsibilities of Recognized FSILG Organizations
While all MIT students are held accountable to similar high standards, the unique missions and positioning of the FSILGs require greater clarity related to the rights, responsibilities, and privileges of each FSIILG, as detailed below and in the FSILG Recognition Policy.
Responsibility to Uphold and Advance the MIT Mission
Each FSILG is responsible for upholding and advancing the mission of the Institute; fostering academic excellence and promoting environments supportive of intellectual development, personal development, and academic integrity.
Right to Shared-Governance
Each FSILG has the right to exercise responsible organizational shared-governance, to participate in the appropriate FSILG governing council, and to engage other campus stakeholders as advocates and champions for the FSILG community. The shared-governance system includes the FSILG student governing councils, the Association of Independent Living Groups (AILG), House Corporation and Advisory Boards, MIT administration, inter/national organizations, and other key stakeholders.
Responsibility to Maintain an Active Relationship with the Institute
Each FSILG is responsible for maintaining an active relationship with the Institute, including but not limited to, responding to Institute communication in a timely manner and meeting with members of the FSILG Office and other relevant departments.
Right to Equitable Organizational Expectations and Just Process
Each FSILG has the right to receive equitable treatment and respect on matters that involve applicable Institute policies and procedures. In recognizing a FSILG, the Division of Student life commits itself to ensuring that the FSILG is treated equitably and fairly.
Responsibility to Act with Civility
Each FSILG is responsible for acting with civility towards all members of the MIT community, as well as to members of the Cambridge, Boston, and Brookline communities. Its members should strive through their actions and endeavors to be responsible neighbors and good citizens of their host communities.
Responsibility to Maintain Positive Social Environments and Activities
Each FSILG is responsible for advancing respectful, caring, and safe social environments that encourage diversity, build community, and promote accountability.
Right to Assistance and Advisement
Each FSILG has the right to assistance and advisement from their respective alumni/ae and alumni/ae group advisors, as well as from the FSILG Office and other members of the Division of Student Life.
Responsibility to Maintain Healthy and Safe Residential Facilities
If applicable, each FSILG is responsible for creating, promoting, and maintaining healthy and safe residential facilities that comply with the relevant standards and policies of the Institute, the AILG, the relevant governing council, and appropriate government(s).