Fraternities

Student Groups

As Social Life Changes, Harvard Alumni Are Outspoken

Though many elected graduate leaders of clubs have publicly and strongly challenged Harvard’s approach to the clubs for months, last week’s announcement has precipitated broader alumni engagement with the the future of these organizations on campus.

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Clubs Weigh Potential Legal Action Against Harvard Policy

As the backlash against a new Harvard policy continues, unrecognized single-gender social organizations are weighing their legal options, although experts disagree about the viability of any potential litigation.

Dean Khurana Holds Town Hall
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National Greek Organizations Oppose Harvard Sanctions

​In a joint statement Monday, officials from a variety of umbrella groups for national Greek organizations criticized a new Harvard policy that, starting with the Class of 2021, will bar members of unrecognized social groups from holding leadership positions in College clubs and disqualify them from Harvard endorsement for prestigious fellowships.

A Recurring Fight
Student Groups

Hundreds of Women Protest Harvard Sanctions

Continuing to mount pressure on administrators, over 200 women rallied in front of Massachusetts Hall Monday against a new Harvard policy that will bar members of unrecognized single-gender social organizations from holding leadership positions in official clubs and receiving top fellowships.

Dean Khurana
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Harvard Looks to Yale on Social Life

As discussions around House life, party space, and social clubs have reached a fever pitch this year, Yale has emerged as a potential model in the College’s efforts to recenter social life in the Houses and on campus.

Crime

National Frat Faces Trial for 2011 Harvard-Yale Tailgate Crash

At the Harvard-Yale football game in 2011, a member of Yale's chapter of fraternity Sigma Phi Epsilon lost control of a U-Haul truck, killing one woman.

The Other Side of Mt. Auburn Street
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The Other Side of Mt. Auburn Street

The College says no to recognizing final clubs and fraternities, but some social organizations with similar practices are on the books.

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Students Discuss Campus Social Life In Off-Record Meeting

Dozens of undergraduates piled into Winthrop House Junior Common Room on Monday for a nearly two hour-long discussion about exclusivity in social spaces at the College.

Marching to Remember
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Marching to Remember

Students march for Yom Hashoah, an annual remembrance of Jewish victims of the Holocaust. The march, which happened Thursday afternoon, was organized by Aaron Y. Grand ’18, the Jewish Life Chair of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity at Harvard College and was advertised primarily to students affiliated with the fraternity or Harvard Hillel.

Passover Seder
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Passover Seder

Alpha Epsilon Pi brother Edgar J. Orozco ’16 smiles as he dips his finger in wine during a Passover seder in Hillel on Saturday evening. Over the weekend several student groups hosted seders, a traditional Jewish ritual to celebrate Passover.

AEPI Passover Seder
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AEPI Passover Seder

From right, Alpha Epsilon Pi brothers Aaron E. Pelz ’16, Crimson editor Gregory A. Briker ’17, Ethan S. H. Fried ’16, and Jacob S. Goldberg ’16 celebrate Passover during a seder, a traditional Jewish ritual, in Hillel on Saturday evening.

Summers and Furman at the IOP
On Campus

Photos of the Day (03/30/2015)

Inter-fraternity Council
Fraternities

Inter-fraternity Council

According to Sigma Chi leadership, the fraternity, shown above, has approved bylaws for the formation of an inter-fraternity council that would regulate the timing of individual fraternities' events and help improve relationships among them.

Inter-fraternity Council
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Fraternities Move To Form Interfraternity Council

A group of fraternities at the College are finalizing a set of bylaws to form a interfraternity council that would coordinate event scheduling and further centralize their operations.

College

$25,000 Raised, DKE Searches for House

Alumni of other chapters of fraternity Delta Kappa Epsilon, as well as DKE international, have given the colony most of the funds raised so far.