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Final Clubs

Harvard Yard
College

In First State Court Hearing, Lawyers for Harvard and Single-Gender Social Groups Spar Over Sanctions

Attorneys for Harvard and single-gender social organizations presented opposing views of Harvard’s contentious social group sanctions in state court on Wednesday afternoon.

Tourists in the Yard Weather
Politics

House Committee Approves Bill Imperiling Harvard Sanctions

A Congressional committee has approved a bill tying federal education funding to students’ freedom of association, threatening Harvard’s ability to enforce its controversial penalties on single-sex social organizations.

Lamont
Student Groups

Student Life Committee Plans Review of Student Groups’ Comps

The Committee on Student Life discussed an assessment of the social group sanctions, preparations for the new Allston campus, and a prospective audit of student organizations’ “comp” processes in its first meeting of the year Thursday.

University Hall
College

Harvard To Discipline Student Groups Led by Members of Unrecognized Social Organizations

This is the first time that the College has formally documented a disciplinary process for student organizations whose members do not comply with the sanctions.

Fly Club Gate
On Campus

Fly Club Gate

Another gate bearing another final club's logo. Also not the gate we interviewed for this article.

Porcellian Club Gate
On Campus

Porcellian Club Gate

One of the various gates on Harvard's campus bearing a final club logo. Definitely not the gate we interviewed for this article. This gate is a different gate.

Lawsuit Press Conference 1
College

Sanctions Lawsuit Will Proceed in Federal Court, Judge Rules

A judge ruled earlier this month that the federal lawsuit alleging the College’s social group sanctions are discriminatory will be moving forward with a subset of the original plaintiffs.

Harvard's RSOs Explained
Student Groups

Harvard's RSOs Explained

The Fox Door
College

Fox Club to Remain All-Male as Graduate Members Once Again Reject Co-Ed Proposal

The measure failed after 52.9 percent of voters — less than the two-thirds necessary to change the club’s membership policies, per the club’s governing documents — assented.

The Fox Door
College

Fox Considers Going Co-Ed After Undergrads Vote For Gender-Neutral Membership Twice

After its College student membership voted twice to go co-ed this spring, the Fox Club Graduate Association will meet May 14 to approve or reject the proposal, according to documents obtained by The Crimson.

Lawsuit Press Conference 1
College

In Final Legal Push, Harvard Defends Motions to Dismiss Sanctions Complaints

Harvard filed documents Friday defending its motions to dismiss state and federal lawsuits alleging the College’s policies on single-gender social organizations are discriminatory.

Attempting to Enter a Final Club
Student Life

Attempting to Enter a Final Club

RSO Recruitment Begins
College

College Surveys Recognized Social Club Members on Harvard Social Scene

The Dean of Students Office is requesting that members of Recognized Social Organizations complete an online survey as part of an “assessment” of the new club category, asking them to evaluate Harvard social life to give the College a better understanding of the organizations.

Dean O'Dair Interview
Student Life

Dean of Students Lauds Gender-Neutral Social Club Recruitment

Dean of Students Katherine G. O’Dair said in a Tuesday interview that College administrators are “encouraged” by “strong student interest” in social organizations that recently adopted gender-neutral membership policies in accordance with College regulations.

Sanctions Analysis Graphic
College

Experts Say Sanctions Lawsuits Are Unlikely to be Immediately Dismissed

Lawyers for the University filed two motions to dismiss the suits — one in state and the other in federal court — Friday evening. But according to analysts, Harvard’s arguments are unlikely to convince the judges to throw out the cases right away.

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