Scrutinizing Sanctions

Undergrads Debate Final Club, Greek Life Sanctions

Four undergraduates debated Harvard’s new policy penalizing members of single-gender social organizations at a debate hosted by the Harvard Political Union Monday night.

Fly Club

Final Clubs, Greek Orgs. Remain Waiting on Faculty Motion

​Following the delay on discussion of a Faculty motion that could spell trouble for a new College policy, Harvard’s single-gender final clubs have settled into a familiar activity: playing the waiting game.

Harvard University President Drew G. Faust

For Second Year, Faust Funds College Social Life

She may not be paying a $5 cover charge at the door, but University President Drew G. Faust is funding undergraduate social events for the second year in a row.

Harry Lewis Q&A
Student Groups

Faculty Will Not Discuss Final Club Motion at Tuesday’s Meeting

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences will wait another month to discuss a motion opposing the College’s policy penalizing members of unrecognized single gender social organizations, according to computer science professor Harry R. Lewis '68.

Harry Lewis Q&A
Student Groups

Lewis Sharpens Critique of Single-Gender Policy

​Former Dean of the College Harry R. Lewis ’68 is becoming increasingly vocal in his opposition to the College’s new policy that will penalize student involvement in single-gender social organizations.

University Hall

Faculty Council Discusses Final Club, Greek Org. Sanctions

Members of the Faculty Council discussed single-gender social organizations at their first two meetings of the semester in preparation for a likely Faculty of Arts and Sciences vote on whether to support a new College policy penalizing the groups.​

A.D. Club Punch

A.D. Begins First ‘Open Punch’ with Schmoozing and Soft Drinks

Scores of blazer-clad undergraduate men trickled into the ballroom of the Sheraton Commander hotel on Tuesday evening for the all-male A.D. Club’s first ever “open punch” event.

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.


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

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

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.


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

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.