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The Tech’s Guide to FSILGs

Fraternities, sororities, and independent living groups represent a broad spectrum of backgrounds, tastes, and interests at the Institute. Each particular living group has its defining characteristics and occupies an own unique niche at the Institute. Indeed, it is often said that years after MIT students graduate, they still identify with other MIT graduates based on their choice of residence.

This collection of information about FSILGs is intended to provide freshmen with information that goes beyond the basic questions. All fraternities, sororities, and independent living groups were asked to respond to the same set of questions, which touched upon alumni involvement, pledge count expectations, alcohol usage, and ethnic diversity. Any question with an answer marked “N/A” signifies a question to which the FSILG chose not to respond. Four fraternities, Alpha Tau Omega, Beta Theta Pi, Delta Tau Delta, and Sigma Nu chose not to respond any of the questions, and they are not included in this guide.

One of the categories in this residence guide was taken from the LBGT Living Pink guide, which identifies living groups which describe themselves as queer friendly. The guide, found at <http://web.mit.edu/lbgt/pink-guide.html>, says,“We believe that merely being listed here makes an important statement of character for these groups.”