The Office of Student Life could continue to tweak the recommendations even after staffers send the plan to students, Khurana said.
“We are committed to transparency, our efforts are going to be geared toward clarity of the policy,” O’Dair said. “We want to reduce student anxiety.”
Some said the Corporation’s vote strongly limits the next president’s authority to revise the sanctions if they wish, though Faust disagreed.
The College’s penalties on members of single-gender final clubs and Greek organizations will remain in effect after the Harvard Corporation voted to keep the policy unchanged on Monday.
Ultimately, a proposal on advanced standing drew more argument at Tuesday’s meeting than the fate of the College’s unprecedented penalties against single-gender groups.
The Corporation's new stamp of approval on the sanctions did little to sway long-time critics of the policy.
The Faculty of Arts and Sciences will likely vote on a final motion associated with the College’s controversial social group policy at their monthly meeting Tuesday.
“I am going to wait and see what happens before I decide what to do,” former Dean of the College Harry R. Lewis ’68 said.
Harvard’s next president will likely keep the College’s penalties on members of single-gender social groups largely unaltered, William F. Lee ’72 said last week.
For now at least, what some consider Khurana’s signature initiative as Dean of the College is safe.
The Faculty voted down a motion designed to nullify the College’s penalties on single-gender social groups.