Unlike his predecessor, Harvard’s new associate dean for diversity and inclusion Roland S. Davis will not help develop or negotiate the College’s year-old sanctions on members of single-gender campus social groups.
At the Faculty of Arts and Sciences’ monthly meeting Tuesday, professors did not mince words describing Harvard’s unrecognized social organizations.
"It might turn out to be an interim step if we felt that the policy had not succeeded in addressing the concerns about exclusion and hierarchy," Faust said.
“We continue to have individual conversations—and doors open—to all the groups that have been, to this point, USGSOs."
Former Dean of the College Harry R. Lewis ’68 called some of the new single-gender social group recommendations “quite repellent” in a post on his personal blog.
Harvard affiliates greeted the new recommendations for the College's penalties on members of single-gender social groups with both skepticism and praise.
The committee tasked with implementing the College’s new policy penalizing members of single-gender final clubs and Greek organizations is on track to meet its deadline to offer Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana recommendations next semester.