Harvard University President Drew G. Faust

Sanctions May Be ‘Interim Step’ in Broader Effort, Faust Says

"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.

Faculty Meeting
Student Life

Faculty Again Clash on Social Group Sanctions

Professors again clashed with administrators over the College’s proposed plan for enforcing penalties on members of single-gender social organizations.

A Recurring Fight

National Fraternity CEO Denounces College Policy

The president of a national umbrella group for several Harvard fraternities condemned Wednesday the College's decision to be more lenient with all-female groups.

David Friedrich

During Sanctions Review, OSL Administrators Meeting With Social Group Leaders

“We continue to have individual conversations—and doors open—to all the groups that have been, to this point, USGSOs."

Final Clubs

FM Imagines: Chaucer Night at the Quabot Club

“Not to worry, my friends. As is longstanding Quabot Club tradition, all new inductees must read from ‘The Canterbury Tales’ to prove their worth. Or not. Whatever.”

Professor Harry Lewis

Former College Dean Blasts Social Group Policy Report

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.


Social Group Recommendations Met With Skepticism, Praise

Harvard affiliates greeted the new recommendations for the College's penalties on members of single-gender social groups with both skepticism and praise.

University Hall
Student Life

Faculty Meeting Agenda Set Without Lewis Motion

The agenda for Tuesday’s Faculty meeting, released Friday, includes a notable absence: a motion proposed by former Dean of the College Harry R. Lewis ’68.


All-Male Oak Club to Accept Women

The all-male Oak Club will adopt gender neutral membership practices during this spring’s recruitment process, according to the social club’s undergraduate president.

Dean Khurana

Implementation Committee on Track to Hand Khurana Recommendations in Spring

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.


Sanctions Didn’t Receive Proper Faculty Consultation, Professors Charge

During a contentious Faculty meeting Tuesday that adjourned without an expected vote on a motion against Harvard’s unprecedented social life policy, professors offered impassioned remarks about the lack of input members of the Faculty had in shaping the sanctions.


Student Comments on Single Gender Social Orgs.

Fly Club

53 Percent of Surveyed Students Oppose Single-Gender Sanctions

More than 53 percent of surveyed undergraduates hold an unfavorable view of Harvard’s policy penalizing membership in unrecognized single-gender social organizations, according to The Crimson’s recent election survey.

Undergraduate Council Debates HUDS Support

UC Leaders Support Social Organization Sanctions at Faculty Meeting

Harvard Undergraduate Council President Shaiba Rather ’17 and Vice President Daniel V. Banks ’17 voiced support for the College’s historic sanctions on members of single-gender social organizations at Tuesday’s meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.


National Constitution Center President Plans Debate on Social Club Sanctions

The event would explore “the constitutional issues raised by sanctions on single-gender clubs and fraternities.”