Sororities

Op-Eds

In Defense of Sororities

This is not to say that sororities are perfect institutions (we aren’t), but that we are an example of what a single-gender organization working towards inclusivity on this campus might look like.

Student Groups

As Social Life Changes, Harvard Alumni Are Outspoken

Though many elected graduate leaders of clubs have publicly and strongly challenged Harvard’s approach to the clubs for months, last week’s announcement has precipitated broader alumni engagement with the the future of these organizations on campus.

College

Clubs Weigh Potential Legal Action Against Harvard Policy

As the backlash against a new Harvard policy continues, unrecognized single-gender social organizations are weighing their legal options, although experts disagree about the viability of any potential litigation.

A Gathering Crowd
Central Administration

A Gathering Crowd

Scores of sorority and female final club members protest against Harvard's decision to sanction unrecognized single-gender organizations.

Displaying Dissent
Central Administration

Displaying Dissent

Supporters of single-gender organizations hang a Hear Her Harvard sign on Massachusetts Hall.

Dean Khurana Holds Town Hall
College

National Greek Organizations Oppose Harvard Sanctions

​In a joint statement Monday, officials from a variety of umbrella groups for national Greek organizations criticized a new Harvard policy that, starting with the Class of 2021, will bar members of unrecognized social groups from holding leadership positions in College clubs and disqualify them from Harvard endorsement for prestigious fellowships.

Marks Of Protest
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Marks Of Protest

Protesters rally against Harvard's recent decision to sanction unrecognized single-gender organizations with signs Monday afternoon.

A Recurring Fight
Central Administration

A Recurring Fight

Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority member Elly Duker '19 marched with her mother, Julie Starr-Duker '82, at the #HearHerHarvard protest against newly-announced sanctions against unrecognized single-gender social organizations. More than 200 women rallied in front of Massachusetts Hall in response to the policy, which will bar members of such organizations from holding leadership positions in official clubs and receiving top fellowships.

The Hear Her Harvard Rally
Central Administration

The Hear Her Harvard Rally

A Recurring Fight
Student Groups

Hundreds of Women Protest Harvard Sanctions

Continuing to mount pressure on administrators, over 200 women rallied in front of Massachusetts Hall Monday against a new Harvard policy that will bar members of unrecognized single-gender social organizations from holding leadership positions in official clubs and receiving top fellowships.

Making a Statement
Central Administration

Making a Statement

Undergraduate women involved in sororities and female final clubs alike took to Harvard Yard in protest of the recent announcements on unrecognized single-gender social groups.

Dean Khurana Holds Town Hall
College

Sorority, Club Women Denounce New Policy on Facebook

Dozens of undergraduate women involved in sororities and female final clubs are taking to social media to defend their organizations and criticize a new Harvard policy that will penalize involvement in all unrecognized single-gender social groups.

Dean Khurana
College

Harvard Looks to Yale on Social Life

As discussions around House life, party space, and social clubs have reached a fever pitch this year, Yale has emerged as a potential model in the College’s efforts to recenter social life in the Houses and on campus.

Cool "Kiting" Thetas
College

280 Women Rush Sororities, Expanding Campus Greek Life

Following the recent trend of a growing Greek presence on campus, 280 women signed up for sorority recruitment this year, matching the record large cohort last spring that sought entrance to one of Harvard’s four sorority chapters.

The Other Side of Mt. Auburn Street
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The Other Side of Mt. Auburn Street

The College says no to recognizing final clubs and fraternities, but some social organizations with similar practices are on the books.