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The Other Side of Mt. Auburn Street

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.


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

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

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

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.

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Photos of the Day (03/30/2015)

Inter-fraternity Council

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

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.


$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.

A Complicated Relationship

Unrecognized but Engaged

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana says he wants to encourage undergraduates to rethink the ways in which their social organizations may be exclusive, but some worry that the College's stance on final clubs and similar groups is at best futile and at worst counterproductive.


Undergrads Form DKE Fraternity Colony

Last October, the Delta Kappa Epsilon's headquarters approved the creation of a colony at Harvard. Shortly thereafter, the colony initiated nine Harvard students at the fraternity's MIT chapter.

House Life

Kappa Sigma Grows, Awaits Chapterhood

The "colony" currently boasts about 60 members, according to Director of Chapter Services for the Kappa Sigma National Chapter Leo J. Brown.

Around the Ivies
Around the Ivies Plus

New Princeton Secret Society, Frats Shut Down Faster Than Freshman Dorm Parties at Cornell

The quick and dirty about what's been going on around the Ancient Eight.

Final Clubs

Greek Life Timeline

Though Final Clubs, fraternities, and sororities are long-standing staples of the Harvard social scene, their presence is anything but static. Last year, sorority Alpha Phi set down its roots in Cambridge, while fraternity Kappa Sigma reinstated its Harvard chapter last week after an eighty-year hiatus. FM digs into the archives to create a chronology of Harvard’s dynamic Greek life.

Student Groups

Kappa Sigma Fraternity Re-Established on Campus

Over eight decades after Kappa Sigma left Harvard, the Gamma-Eta Chapter was re-established earlier this month.

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Front Feature

Class of 2015, By the Numbers

Wedding Bells

Wedding Bells 2015

On Campus

The Geography of Harvard Athletics

University Hall

Among Harvard’s Faculty, ‘Women Are Still Pioneers’