201 Vassar St., W59-200
Cambridge, MA 02139


Links and Contact Information


For more information please go to:

FSILG General Information

Interfraternity Council

The Living Group Council

Panhellenic Association


For general questions, please contact:



About the Community

Dining Information

Dining Information: 

Independent Living Groups

MIT’s independent living groups generally consider meals an important part of community-building.

  • ET cooks dinner five nights per week, plus lunch on Saturdays. Vegetarian options are always available, and we're happy to accommodate any dietary restrictions. Everyone is free to munch on leftovers or use the industrial-grade kitchen for their own culinary experiments.
  • Fenway House has food included.
  • pika's daily mealplan (typically around $100 per quarter) is open to residents and non-residents alike. Members contribute to either cooking or cleaning. All of our meals have vegetables and protein. We always have gluten-free and vegan options, including vegan protein.
  • WILG provides home-cooked dinners Sunday through Friday, served in our spacious dining room. Every meal contains a vegetarian option. Our industrial-sized kitchen and pantry remain fully stocked throughout the semester, allowing WILG members access to nearly unlimited food. The WILG meal plan is included in our semesterly rent, and is also open to non-residents of the house. Cooking is on a voluntary basis and cooks are paid by the hour. Our 4th floor kitchen is mainly for personal use, and comes complete with all you need for a night of gourmet cooking (or just boiling ramen), including granite countertops and a gas stove.
  • At Student House, delicious home-cooked food is included for all members, who contribute about an hour a week of cleaning/cooking.


For more information about IFC and Panhel meals, please refer to each organization's page.


Interfraternity Council

For more information please check-out the MIT IFC website at www.mitifc.com

The Living Group Council

ET isn't just housing - we're a home and a family. We eat meals together, take care of each other when we're sick or stressed, help each other with psets, and include each other in all kinds of fun social events. With us, you'll never lack for someone to give hugs, someone to discuss interesting mathematical puzzles, or someone to play board games. We pride ourselves on our nerdy senses of humor and our silly senses of fun. We're inclusive to all genders and years, and we're alcohol-free, which means our parties are focused on games and talking, rather than drinking. Join us for fun events this fall to see what we're about!

Fenway House is a co-ed independent living group for the students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. We are around 20 people sharing a large five storey house in Boston's Back Bay. Each room is unlike any other, with its own unique murals, lofts, and history. Between our kitchen, breakfast room, music room, living room, library, and ping pong room, Fenbeings have lots of public space to spread out and enjoy life in the whole house. Fenway House, unlike most off-campus living places, has a significantly lower rent than dorms, and rent includes food! With early 1900s architecture, Bohemian decorations, a grand spiraling staircase, colorful murals, custom-built lofts, and diverse residents, Fenway House may be the place for you!

pika is a continuing experiment in cooperative living. We cook together, clean together, and make all house decisions by consensus. There's art on every wall, instruments everywhere, and spontaneous dance parties in the kitchen. Our pantry yells if you leave it open, there's a three-story firepole, and our rooms have bizarre names. There is no "typical pikan." We have a wide array of interests and personalities. But if you want a place that is weird and wonderful, that loves roasting vegetables, that's sex-positive and queer-friendly, independent and thrifty, artsy and nifty, we might be the place for you.

Student House is a non-Greek ILG in Kenmore Square, on the Boston side of the Charles, housing about 22 students. Though we live in one of the richer parts of Boston, we are one of the cheapest housing option at MIT (delicious home-cooked food included!). Members are, however, required to do chores (cleaning / cooking) which take about an hour a week. We are perhaps the most diverse group on campus. Diversity, instead of being a barrier among us, helps us form a bond even stronger, bringing us even closer to one another as community.

The Women's Independent Living Group (WILG) is a laid-back group of women with a wide variety of interests. Usually our house contains anywhere from thirty to forty members housed in a mix of singles and spacious walk-through doubles. Our members are involved in everything from sailing and crew to Rambax, Mirchi, blues dancing, play-writing, and poetry slams. WILG as a group is highly international, and we cook dishes from all over the world, six days a week. In our spare time, we host movie and karaoke nights, eat Taquitos, and just hang out around the house. Most members say that the thing they like most about WILG is that everyone is easy to talk to and no one feels left out. We are all pretty chill, and would be happy to tell you more about living here!

Contact us to learn more: ilg-questions@mit.edu

Panhellenic Association

The Panhellenic Association is the governing body for the seven Panhellenic-affiliated sororities at MIT. About 35% of undergraduate women have found their home in a sorority.

The seven National Panhellenic Conference Sororities at MIT are: Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Epsilon Phi, Alpha Phi, Delta Phi Epsilon, Kappa Alpha Theta, Pi Beta Phi, and Sigma Kappa. Sororities are values-based Greek-letter organizations committed to certain ideals. They encourage high academic standards, community service, and personal and leadership development.

Sororities offer guidance and support through a network of undergraduate, graduate, and alumni members to advise on classes, careers, leadership opportunities, and more.

Every sorority has different procedures about moving into the house; between 20 and 60 sisters live in each chapter house, so many sorority members stay on campus and are very active in dorm life.