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. In the tradition of their founders, co-op members believe in the ethical values of honesty, openness, social responsibility, and caring for each other.
This web site will contain schedules of events for rush weeks in Fall (September) 2013 and beyond.
All students are welcome. If you are a freshman, you are especially encouraged to participate.
We hope these calendars will be useful for you.
To get an idea of rush events, you can look at the schedules from the past, either on this web site or via the printable 2011 Rush Schedule for MIT's Independent Living Groups.
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 weloming 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 Fall 2012.