IV (3) (A). Terms and Conditions of Recognition and Good Standing

MIT Division of Student Life (DSL) requires that as a condition for MIT Institute recognition, all FSILGs are in compliance, and where applicable, make every reasonable effort to ensure that each of their members shall be in compliance, with the following:

  1. All MIT Student Community Standards & Policies.
  2. All applicable MIT governing council regulations and guidelines (See Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic Association, and Living Group Councils).
  3. All state, local, MIT, and Inter/National laws, policies, and regulations.
  4. FSILG recognition requires active membership of at least 5 MIT registered undergraduate students.
  5. Each FSILG must have at least 5 active alumni or volunteers to serve in mentor and advisory capacities for the organization, building facility, and undergraduate leaders, especially in the areas of chapter operations, housing policies and resident contracts, social, and risk management policies. This may take the form of an active House Corporation, Alumni Advisory Board, or both. Advisors are not required to be MIT alumni.
  6. FSILG New Member/Associate Member or Pledge Programs may not exceed 12 weeks in length. This includes Institute Holidays and IAP periods. Reasonable exceptions may be made for religious holidays. Delaying or extending initiation of new members over a semester may only be done with the prior, joint approval of the FSILG Office and Inter/National headquarters, and all requests must be made in writing. MIT will support a national program length mandate of a period shorter than 12 weeks, if applicable.
  7. Each FSILG must be affiliated with a coordinating governing council: Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic Association, or Living Group Council. IFC, Panhellenic, and LGC membership criteria are set in accordance to the respective governing body’s policies and bylaws. Coordination and recognition of culturally-based fraternities and sororities and those affiliated with NALFO and NPHC shall be the responsibility of the FSILG office until such time a governing or coordinating council is established.
  8. Each FSILG must have a House Corporation or Alumni Board affiliated and in good standing with the Association of Independent Living Groups (AILG).
  9. All organizations are expected to participate in regular AILG Accreditation processes.
  10. All organizations must remain current on all debt related to house and safety issues and all applicable licenses, certificates, and inspections.

Members of FSILGs are expected to know and understand these policies and regulations. Failure to comply with above terms could lead to possible action including but not limited to:

  • MIT Interim Action
  • City/Municipal Action
  • Governing Council (IFC, Panhel, LGC) Action
  • Referral to the MIT Committee on Discipline (COD)
  • Inter/National Organization Action (if applicable)
  • Loss of eligibility for awards and recognition
  • Loss of eligibility for retreat and convention financial assistance
  • Loss of IRDF Funding eligibility

The following must be submitted to the Fraternities, Sororities, and Living Groups Office:

  • A current membership roster including both residential and non-residential members and New Members
  • List of accepted bids and depledges/deaffiliations within 48 hours (if applicable)
  • The dates of Initiation for all New Members
  • Names and contact information of current chapter/group officers
  • Names and contact information of the five required Alumni Advisory Board and/or House Corporation volunteers
  • A signed organizational Anti-Hazing Statement

Failure to comply with the above could lead to possible action and restriction of privileges, including restricting the recruiting and initiating of new members.