Orientation and REX
Expectations for dorm residents:
In creating these ground rules for Orientation and REX 2004
(Residence Exploration) it is the intention of DormCon to establish
a safe and comfortable environment in which to introduce First Year
students to the MIT community and residential housing system.
These ground rules are important as they help to foster a positive
relationship between first year students and upperclassmen, between
dormitories, and between students and the MIT Administration.
NICE: Be welcoming of the first years, treat them
respectfully as we introduce them to life at MIT. Treat IFC
members with respect; they are here to help us out.
FAIR: We want to encourage first years to explore the
dormitories and find the place that is best for them. Speak
positively about your dorm, do not bad-mouth other dorms.
SAFE: Please use common sense when planning events and
activities. Engaging in dangerous behavior reflects poorly upon
you and your living group. No first year student wants to begin
his or her college career with an accident.
ALCOHOL: First year students are underage! Do not consume or
be in possession of alcohol unless you are in your own private
room and no one underage is present. All MIT rules governing the
use of alcohol are still in effect!
Violations of the above rules should be reported to DormCon
Expectations for IFC members (from the IFC
Orientation period runs from 3:00 am August 29, 2004 until the
beginning of Recruitment at the Kickoff Event.
is dry and no alcohol or containers may be present on the
premises of any fraternity house or living area of a Fraternity
freshmen are allowed in any fraternity house during this period.
Any fraternity found in violation of this rule will, for
the first offense, automatically forfeit the opportunity to have
jaunts on the first Monday of Recruitment, September 6, 2004 and
be fined $500. For
the second offense a fraternity shall have its bid acceptance
day moved to the last day of Recruitment, September 17, 2004,
and be fined $1,000.
person associated with a fraternity may wear fraternity letters.
(Except during specified times designated by the Recruitment
person associated with a fraternity may discuss his/her
fraternity with any freshman. (Except during specified times
designated by the Recruitment Chairman.)
fraternity may have any events open to non-members. Meetings to discuss Recruitment with non-members
(Recruitment helpers, friends of the house, etc.) are allowed.
fraternity members are allowed in the dormitories unless they
live there or are working for the Orientation program.
Orientation workers and volunteers will undoubtedly have more
exposure to freshmen during Orientation. It is to our benefit to
have as many volunteers and workers as possible but with these
advantages (which can sometimes be unequally distributed) comes
the responsibility to not take advantage of the Orientation
Program or the Recruitment Rules.
The Recruitment Chairman will explicitly discuss with all
the affiliated workers what his expectations are of them during
Orientation as well as what their obligations are to both the
Orientation Program and the Interfraternity Council.
living in dormitories are not allowed to provide freshmen with
alcohol or provide alcohol to any location at which freshmen are
present including dormitory parties.
fraternity members may host events in the dormitories.
more than two members of any single fraternity may be gathered
in a dormitory room.
Moving day (Sunday, September 5th): Rules
for interaction with IFC members:
- All rules of the IFC rush will be enforced, especially the
prohibitions on wearing the letters of or mentioning individual
houses. Fraternity members should conduct themselves as if they
are in another fraternity's house.
- All fraternity members will work in teams, consisting of one
dorm resident and one fraternity member when possible, or two
residents of different fraternities where not.
- Speaking to first years about the IFC as a whole or
fraternities in general will be limited to mentioning the
kickoff to take place that day.
- Any complaints should be directed to the IFC and dorm move
coordinators. The coordinators should keep a list of
complainants and complaints and submit that list to dormcon-exec
and any other interested parties.
- The desk captain has final say regarding any issues regarding
the use of the dorm desk.
- Each dormitory shall designate an area for IFC movers to
congregate when taking breaks.
- All fraternity members will wear shirts clearly marking them
as IFC movers, and badges with their names.
- Only movers registered ahead of time with the coordinators and
signed in at the dorm desk are allowed inside the dorm.
- Failing to wear an IFC shirt or nametag, mentioning individual
fraternities, bringing alcohol to the dorm, vandalism or
badmouthing the dorm will result in immediate expulsion at the
discretion of the coordinators and possible sanctions by IFC/DormCon