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