About Us

Welcome to MIT Student House!

Founded in the fall of 1930, we are a non-Greek independent living group (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. Our rooming options range from a few singles, doubles and two triples. Room assignments are made using a point system.

111 Bay State Road, Boston

Diversity has always been central to our culture since the earliest times. In fact, we were the first living group on the whole East Coast to go co-ed in the late 1960s, before any other colleges in the entire region or any other dorms/houses at MIT, which was a revolutionary move at that point in history. Here’s an article on the House back in 1969, featured on the front page of the Boston Advertiser, the predecessor of the Boston Herald.

Today, we continue to embrace diversity. 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.

Interested in knowing more about us? Join us for dinner! Shoot us an e-mail at rush-sh AT mit to find out more about our informal rush!