Less than a decade ago this would have been no big deal but watch this blow up into a national news story.

Heat Street reports:

Harvard University All-Male Club Defies Faculty, Expels ‘Provisional’ Female Members

One of Harvard University’s best known clubs has effectively expelled nine women, ending a two-year experiment ultimately prompted by activists who want to make campus groups gender-neutral.

The Fox Club, whose notable past members include British essayist T.S. Elliot and Microsoft founder Bill Gates, has blocked the full membership of nine women who previously enjoyed “provisional’ member status, effectively returning the club to its traditional all-male status, The Harvard Crimson reported.

The decision not to grant permanent membership to women signals the end of the unpopular experiment to allow both genders to join the group, which started back in 2015 after the university faculty pressured campus groups to become gender-neutral.

Harvard administrators have tried addressing the issue of single-gender associations on campus, instituting a controversial policy penalizing students for participating in all-male or all-female clubs.

The policy, which comes into effect in the coming months, will prohibit members of single-gender groups from prominent positions in recognized student groups and receive endorsement from respectable fellowships such as the Rhodes and the Marshall.

Over the last two years, the Fox Club’s leaders allowed women to become “provisional” members of the group, leading to some other male members adopting the same status to show support.