Student Groups

College

Seneca To Go Gender Neutral, But Membership Could Stay All-Women

This fall, the all-female Seneca organization will formally adopt a gender neutral policy in response to administrative sanctions against single-gender social groups—but future memberships could remain all-women in practice without running afoul of the College’s penalties.

Knock Before Entering
College

Co-Ed Motion Fails In Fox Club Graduate Vote

A Thursday morning vote that would have allowed Fox undergraduates to elect women as members in the club narrowly failed, effectively reversing a move by Fox undergraduates last year to extend membership to future classes of women.

College

National BGLTQ Organization Condemns Sanctions on Single-Sex Groups

A national BGLTQ support organization charged Harvard with contriving a shortsighted solution to issues of sexual assault and discrimination as it moves to implement a new policy that will punish members of single-gender, unrecognized social organizations.

College

A.D. Club Rules Out Merger with Female Clubs

During a summer in which several single-gender social groups have adopted a wait-and-see approach in response to imminent University sanctions, the all-male A.D. Club has ruled out merging with a female club should it adopt gender neutral policies.

Hillary Arrows
Student Groups

Hillary Arrows

"Freedom of Speech is Not Neutral"
On Campus

"Freedom of Speech is Not Neutral"

A wall in the Caspersen Student Center of Harvard Law School bears messages from members of activist group Reclaim Harvard Law as well as other students who claim the group has had a chilling effect on campus freedom of speech.

College Dean Rakesh Khurana
College

A Social Dean

As Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana cracks down on final clubs and tries to bolster House life, he is trying to cast his administration as one focused on academics.

College

Ninety-five Seniors Join Phi Beta Kappa

​Rejoicing with smiles, shouts, and hurried text messages to parents, 95 members of the Class of 2016 found out they had been elected to the Phi Beta Kappa honor society in an email on Wednesday.

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.

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.

Fly Club

A Tumultuous Year for Final Clubs

With its announcement Friday of sanctions for unrecognized single-gender social organizations, Harvard has capped off a year of tense relations with these groups. Here are the past year's most significant stories about Harvard's relationship with final clubs and other unrecognized groups.

Currier Conversations with President Drew Faust
Student Groups

With End of Year Approaching, Faust Sharpens Final Club Critiques

​With the future of Harvard’s final clubs uncertain, University President Drew G. Faust again criticized the organizations on Wednesday, calling the “fundamental issue” one of “exclusion and discrimination.”

SMHL Presents: Your Mental Health Matters
Student Groups

SMHL Presents: Your Mental Health Matters

Stephanie Ferrarie ’18 and Melanie M. Slone ’17 staff “SMHL Presents: Your Mental Health Matters” on Tuesday afternoon in the Science Center Plaza.

Indian Classical Showcase
On Campus

Indian Classical Showcase

Gopal K. Vashishtha ’19 plays the flute at Maya, an Indian classical showcase put on by Harvard College Deepam.

Administrators on the Stage
College

Harvard Affiliates Tell Stories of Rejection in BSC Project

If one were to be asked what the Harvard's College Dean, the interim Dean of Student Life, and the Director of University Health Services had in common, few would answer that all of them were rejects.​