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.

Adams K Space
House Life

As College Brings Social Life to Houses, Single-Gender Groups Tag Along

As Harvard aims to reinvigorate social life in undergraduate Houses, the very off-campus groups whose influence the College hopes to minimize have started taking advantage of the relaxed rule​s for hosting events in common spaces.

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."

A Recurring Fight

All-Female Social Groups May Keep ‘Gender Focus’ for at Least Three Years

All-female final clubs and sororities will be allowed to retain their “gender focus” for the next few years—and potentially beyond that period.

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.”

Hear Her Harvard

Visions of Feminism

While “Hear Her Harvard” was ostensibly all about women at Harvard, it raised questions about the legitimacy and inclusivity of the supporting organizations’ feminism.

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.

Sorority Rush

Sorority Rush

Prospective new members attend an information session on the sorority rush happening this weekend.

Sorority Rush

Despite Sanctions, Record 286 Women Rush Sororities

​A record 286 women registered for sorority recruitment earlier this month, a slight increase from the 280 students who rushed last spring.

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.