Unified Proposal for an MIT Residence System

MIT Strategic Advisory Committee to the Chancellor
In Conjunction with the Undergraduate Association of MIT,
the MIT Dormitory Council, and the MIT Interfraternity Council

Final Proposal, October 22, 1999

  1. Motivation
  2. Methodology
  3. Limitations and Recommendations for Future Study

TwoExecutive Summary

ThreeObjectives of the Residential System
  1. Why Have These Objectives Been Created?
  2. What Are the Objectives?
  3. What Makes These Objectives Valuable to MIT?
  4. How Do These Objectives Interact with Each Other?
  5. How Do the Objectives Relate to the Design?

FourCommunity Interaction and Student Support
  1. Faculty-Student Interaction
  2. Student Support and Development
  3. Community Events
  4. System Coordination (TBD)
  5. Staffing and Budget (TBD)

FiveCapital Expenditures
  1. Principles for Capital Expenditures
  2. Projects with Completion Dates in Summer 2001
  3. Projects with Completion Dates in Summer 2004
  4. Projects with Completion Dates in Summer 2009
  5. Funding for Capital Expenses

SixGovernance and Management
  1. Division of Responsibilities
  2. The Student Life Council
  3. System Assessment
  4. Performance Management
  5. Process Management

SevenOrientation and Residence Selection
  1. Strengths and Weaknesses
  2. Approach to Orientation and Residence Selection Redesign
  3. Residence Hall and Room Selection for Freshmen
  4. Orientation
  5. Theme Houses
  6. Member Recruitment and Selection for Fraternities,
    Sororities, and Independent Living Groups
  7. Housing Guarantee
Eight Transition Support for FSILGs

NineSystem Implementation

TenReconciliation of Objectives and Recommendations