"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.
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 rules for hosting events in common spaces.
“We continue to have individual conversations—and doors open—to all the groups that have been, to this point, USGSOs."
All-female final clubs and sororities will be allowed to retain their “gender focus” for the next few years—and potentially beyond that period.
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.
A record 286 women registered for sorority recruitment earlier this month, a slight increase from the 280 students who rushed last 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.
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.