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- House Democrats Propose New Legislation
- No More Women's Groups at Harvard
- Interesting Settlement from Utah State
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- Guilty Pleas at Penn State
- Two High Courts Address "special duty" to Students
- Lawsuit Filed by Gruver Family
Newsletter > September 2018 > "No More Women’s Groups at Harvard"
No More Women’s Groups at Harvard
Tim Burke, Manley Burke, firstname.lastname@example.org
It appears that Harvard University has achieved part of its goal in eliminating singlesex organizations composed of Harvard students. Ironically, an effort which began as a crusade against sexual assaults alleged at men’s finals clubs has resulted in the elimination of all single-sex WOMEN’S organizations.
The Harvard Crimson reported on August 19, 2018 that “the last sorority just disappeared from Harvard’s campus. The Harvard Chapter of Alpha Phi said last week it was disaffiliating from its national organization and forming a co-ed group called ‘The Ivy’.”1
Days later, the Harvard Crimson reported that the last three women’s only finals clubs had ceased being women’s only organizations.
Harvard achieved this grand result by prohibiting members of single-gender organizations from holding campus leadership positions, such as in student government, serving as captains of varsity athletic teams, or receiving required college endorsements for major national and international fellowships.
Numerous all male groups continue to offer membership to Havard students.
Just what grand benefit, one of America’s most prestigious universities thinks it has achieved as a result of this effort is not at all clear.