Letter to the Editor: Athletics and Inclusion

To the Editor:

While we acknowledge and have personally seen the positive formative value that Harvard’s clubs and other single sex social organizations can and have had for our players and family members, we are committed, alongside Harvard to make strides in strengthening inclusion on our campus, and we are hopeful that the recently announced framework for student membership in unrecognized single-gender social organizations released by President Faust and Dean Khurana will further that end.

We are reminded that when Condoleezza Rice and Darla Moore were admitted to Augusta National Golf Club, the decision to do so was far from unanimous, but it was the right thing to do. As we move forward, it is our collective responsibility as community members and leaders to set a tone which is worthy of this special place.

Sincerely,

Tim Murphy
The Thomas Stephenson Family Head Coach for Harvard Football

Tommy Amaker
The Thomas G. Stemberg '71 Family Endowed Coach for Harvard Men's Basketball

Bill Decker
The Joseph J. O'Donnell '67 Head Coach for Harvard Baseball

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