The College says no to recognizing final clubs and fraternities, but some social organizations with similar practices are on the books.
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.
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.
New members of sorority Delta Gamma await outside the Sheraton Commander Hotel for pairing instructions.
Members of sorority Delta Gamma are excited to greet their new members outside of the Sheraton Commander Hotel Tuesday afternoon after the new members received their bids.
Members of the sorority Kappa Alpha Theta outside of the Sheraton Commander Hotel as new members of their sororities exit the hotel after receiving their bids.
Older members of sorority Delta Gamma wait outside the Sheraton Commander Hotel Tuesday afternoon while the new members receive their bids inside.
Members of sorority Delta Gamma gathered around a "Delta" sign outside of the Sheraton Commander Tuesday afternoon after the new members received their bids.
Members of sorority Alpha Phi await outside the Sheraton Commander Hotel to welcome the new members after getting their bids.
Harvard sororities hold "bid day" despite snow, extending bids to 215 women.
A record 280 women will seek entrance to Harvard’s four sorority chapters in a redesigned, shorter rush process starting Thursday.
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.
After taking a slight dip for the past two years, the number of women who signed up for sorority rush this year hit a record high of 272. About half of those women ultimately were offered a bid to one of the four sororities.