As the sounds of Kanye West and Childish Gambino streamed onto Holyoke Street, sweaty, blazer-clad sophomores mingled at the all-male Owl Club’s first openly publicized punch event Wednesday night.
The historically all-male, 120-year-old social group — which earlier this month vowed to go co-ed and in return earned College recognition — is no longer planning to do so, according to administrators.
The group is leasing its new space from the Fly Club, according to Cambridge property records.
Prior to a 1984 split, final clubs affiliated with Harvard could count on use of the school's telephone line, discounted steam heating, and little oversight. Today — for the three newly recognized clubs — things will work a little differently.
The historically all-male Fox Club and the Delphic-Bee Club are the only unexpected names on a list of recognized social groups that administrators posted Friday.
Two groups led in part by members of Harvard final clubs spent $90,000 in the second quarter of 2018 lobbying for a bill that could imperil the College’s sanctions.
Harvard Switched the Rationale for the Sanctions Again. Now It Wants to End All Forms of Discrimination
Officials now seem to view the College’s social group penalties as a path to cancel discrimination of every stripe across Harvard's social scene.
The Harvard chapter of Alpha Phi said last week it was disaffiliating from its national organization — marking the demise of Harvard’s fourth and final all-female Greek group.
Kali Praxi affiliate Basia Rosenbaum ’18 wrote in an email that the new group is “distinct” from the old sorority chapter, which became the first social club to shut down in response to the sanctions a week earlier.
Harvard’s chapter of the Delta Gamma sorority is closing its doors — making it the first single-gender group to shut down in response to the College’s social group penalties.
Harvard’s chapter of the all-female sorority will become the gender-neutral social group “Theta Zeta Xi” and will disaffiliate from its national organization, the club announced Monday.