The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is somewhat unusual in having a set of officially recognized living groups which are neither dorms nor fraternities or sororities.
Independent Living Group operations are similar to fraternities or sororities, but most ILGs are co-ed, are without Greek affiliation and rituals, and in some cases, such as pika, have a philosophy based on the idea of the housing cooperative.
Co-operatives are based on the values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity and solidarity. Co-op members believe in the ethical values of honesty, openness, social responsibility, and caring for each other.
Spring Rush 2014 runs from the end of IAP to the beginning of spring term, with most events being on Saturday February 1st through Thursday February 6th.
All students are welcome. If you are a freshman, you are especially encouraged to participate.
During rush, you'll learn about Housing, Dining, and Meal Plan options. You'll take house tours, have epic adventures and eat free food.
We encourage you to visit each ILG, either during rush dates or for dinner any other time.
Freshmen, Sophmores, Juniors, Seniors - the best way to make your decision is to visit a lot of places and talk to a lot of people, but there are a few online resources such as the LGBTQ welcoming survey and the College Confidential forums that may be useful to you.
If you are looking for information on Fraternities, Sororities, Dorms, or Graduate Housing, take a look at our list of all MIT housing options. The list is up to date as of Spring 2014.