A. Increase The Scope and Effectiveness of Orientation
- "R/O" becomes "Orientation": residence selection will occupy the second and separate portion of a lengthened "MIT Orientation".
- Mandatory workshops on diversity, harassment/gender issues, and alcohol awareness to educate freshmen along all lines.
- Presentation on MIT's medical and counseling services and other health-related resources available to students.
- Create a standing Orientation Advisory Committee comprised of students, faculty, and administrators to provide recommendations to refine Orientation year after year.
B. Promote the Sense of the MIT Community
- Alumni Panel to discuss their post-graduation experiences and the benefits of an MIT education.
- Student Panel to introduce the commonalities between MIT students: our traditions (e.g., hacks, brass rats, etc.) and common culture (e.g., individual responsibility, devotion to living group, etc.)
C. Increase the Level of Student-Faculty Interactions
- Freshman Advising Group/Cluster Dinners during Orientation.
- Faculty Panel to stimulate intellectual excitement.
- Use Orientation as a springboard for greater student-faculty interaction throughout the academic year.
- Promote and revive the living group faculty advisors / House Fellows program.
A. Provide More Objective Information to Freshmen and Their Parents
- Increase the focus placed on residences in Admissions Office mailings to prospective students regarding Winter/Spring campus visitations.
- Revamp RCA summer mailings to include more objective information that parents most commonly request (e.g., house GPA, cost, etc.) and a parental contact name and number for each FSILG.
- RCA-sponsored Residence Selection Primer workshop during Orientation.
- Residence Midway: an Orientation event structured similar to the Activities Midway.
B. Improve the Residence Selection Experience
- Provide more time for freshmen to make residence decisions.
- Tone down the intensity of Rush: IFC commitment to evaluate the spending practices on membership recruitment.
C. More Residential Options, Especially For Women(e.g., co-educational living groups, all-female living groups, and residential sororities).
D. Ensure the Safety of Freshmen Living in Institute-Approved Housing
E. Encourage Diversity in Student Life
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