Harvard’s Policy Changes Nature of Sororities
In the spring of 2016, Harvard created a new policy prohibiting “unrecognized single-gender social organizations,”such as fraternities and sororities, dictating that students in those groups would be barred from athletics and leadership positions in other student organizations. On Sunday, the Delta Gamma sorority at Harvard University announced that it is closing its chapter. Furthermore, the school’s paper found that the number of students interested in rushing sororities had fallen by roughly 60 percent. The Zeta Phi chapter was the first to close entirely in response to the new policy, and others have become gender-neutral or co-ed.