Recognition is the formal process by which MIT agrees that an FSILG may function on campus as any other recognized student organization and as Approved Institute Housing, if applicable. Each fraternity, sorority, and independent living group must be affiliated with a coordinating governing council, the Interfraternity Council, the Panhellenic Association, or the Living Group Council. MIT seeks to recognize and support those fraternities, sororities, and independent living groups whose purpose and practices are consistent with those of the Institute. Through this support, the Institute acknowledges the value of this community and the benefits of participation in a Greek-letter organization or independent living group. When an FSILG or its members violate Institute Standards and Policies, matters shall be directed through the Institute’s judicial system. In instances where an FSILG operates in a manner severely contrary to the Standards, Policies, and/or Mission of the Institute, the Institute reserves the right to revoke or suspend recognition of the FSILG, and to remove all recognition privileges. Removal of recognition privileges includes but is not limited to loss of Good Standing with the Institute and/or loss of Approved Institute Housing status.
Each member organization of the Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic Association, and Living Group Council is expected to participate in self-governing practices with advisement by the Institute. Each Council outlines expectations for membership, behavior, recognition, and self-governance practices. Organizations can be held accountable for the actions of their individual members.