The formerly all-female Radcliffe Choral Society opened its membership to students of all genders in late April 2018.
The Glee Club made the decision to open their membership eligibility after consulting with the historically-female Radcliffe Choral Society, which also decided to make its membership gender neutral in April.
Harvard could deny recognition—and exemption from the College’s sanctions—to student social groups whose graduate boards it determines exert too much sway over the organizations.
Students have called on the University’s Counseling and Mental Health Services to hire more people of color, but the agency’s budget currently makes hiring more counselors infeasible.
Christian Union—the parent group for Harvard College Faith and Action, a campus Christian group currently on "administrative probation"—reported over $600,000 in expenditures for HCFA in 2017.
According to the organizers of Friday’s meeting, attendees emphasized the need for the College to take stronger disciplinary action against Harvard College Faith and Action.
At the March 9 meeting, Davis said some administrators worried Harvard would be perceived as waging war on Christianity if the College punished HCFA further, according to four students in attendance.
Harvard admins have proposed giving the groups new space in the Quadrangle Recreational Athletic Center, an athletic facility in the Quad.
The announcement comes a few months after the Office of Student Life announced it was placing Harvard College Faith and Action on administrative probation for a year.
Members of the Council’s Finance Committee said they are optimistic student funding changes will benefit their budget, despite a semester marked by financial instability.