On May 3, MIT hosted its annual awards ceremony for fraternities, sororities, and independent living groups (FSILGs). It was an upscale affair, with invitees including representatives from each FSILG at MIT as well as alumni and administrators.
The Massachusetts Gamma (MIT) Chapter of Phi Delta Theta had a successful evening, winning three awards from the Interfraternity Council and the Division of Student Life. This ended a multiple year awards drought, and the awards were a testament to the hard work that the chapter had been putting in to improve general operations over the past few years. From the IFC, the chapter won Best New Membership Education Program and the Stephen D. Immerman Most Improved Chapter Award. From the DSL, the chapter won Outstanding New Member Program, which is co-sponsored by Haze-Free MIT.
The IFC Best New Member Program Award recognizes the chapter that best integrates new members to their fraternity, campus, and community.
The Stephen D. Immerman Most Improved Chapter Award recognizes the chapter that has shown the most improvement in all aspects of fraternity life. Criteria for this award are the same as those for the outstanding chapter award, including innovative programming, organizational efficiency, strong brotherhood bonds and interfraternal relations, good standing on campus, and strong contributions to both the MIT and Greater Boston communities.
The purpose of the Outstanding New Member Program is to recognize those organizations, groups, and living communities that provide a welcoming experience by planning and implementing a positive program to build a sense of group identity and community.
The Massachusetts Gamma Chapter of Phi Delta Theta was chartered at MIT in 1932, and members have resided at 97 Bay State Road in Boston continuously since 1938.