Social Group Sanctions
The UC president and vice president urged administrators to consider student voices as they implement the College's controversial sanctions.
A pro-Greek life political action committee is pushing for legislation that could imperil Harvard’s social group sanctions and has added a final club member to its board of directors.
“It’s the type of thing that you allow for the possibility but you don’t plan for its being an eventuality,” said Richard T. Porteus Jr. ’78, the graduate president of the Fly Club.
The Committee on Student Life met Thursday morning to discuss the College’s long-anticipated final implementation plan for its social group policy—and to begin to determine the committee’s role in evaluating that policy.
The College canceled a proposed “bridge” program that would have allowed traditionally all-female final clubs and sororities a longer period of time to go gender-neutral.
The Administrative Board will enforce the College’s penalties on members of single-gender social groups, the College announced Thursday as part of its long-anticipated final implementation plan for its controversial social life policy.
The Faculty of Arts and Sciences will vote to either accept or reject the appearance of the College’s policy on single-gender social organizations in the Harvard student handbook.
The final club alumni hope to re-work the language of the law so it endangers the College’s social group penalties.
Some College-run advising and mentorship programs tailored to freshmen recently published guidelines outlining how they may be affected by the College’s sanctions.
Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana applauded the Hasty Pudding Theatricals for its decision to cast women starting fall 2018, noting the move came at the “right time.”
The Office of Student Life could continue to tweak the recommendations even after staffers send the plan to students, Khurana said.