“single-gender clubs “undermine” the values of the university”
At Harvard, you can choose your gender but there are other much more important decisions you’re just not qualified to make.
Campus Reform reports:
Harvard faculty decline to reconsider frat ban
Harvard University’s College of Arts and Sciences faculty has rejected a motion to allow students, particularly those in Greek organizations, the right to free association.
The elite university first drew national media attention nearly two years ago when it proposed to introduce sanctions for students who participate in single-gender clubs, such as all-male final clubs, fraternities, and sororities.
The idea was spawned after Dean Rakesh Khurana submitted a university-wide report to President Drew Faust in May 2016, claiming that such clubs are “preserves of men” that promote “exclusionary values.”
“The discriminatory membership policies of these organizations have led to the perpetuation of spaces that are rife with power imbalances,” Khurana wrote in introducing his report, suggesting that single-gender clubs “undermine” the values of the university.
While Khurana’s report initially suggested preventing members of such clubs from holding leadership positions on campus or qualifying for some of the school’s most coveted scholarships, it was later suggested in a separate report from the Committee on the Unrecognized Single-Gender Social Organizations that members should face suspension, or even expulsion.
In response, former Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Harry Lewis proposed a motion to revoke any such penalties, removing power from the school to “discipline, penalize, or otherwise sanction students” for joining “any lawful organizations.”
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