President Faust: Restore Freedom of Association at Harvard

On May 6, 2016, Harvard University announced that, starting in 2017, members of fraternities, sororities, and “final clubs” will be blacklisted from Rhodes and Marshall scholarships and banned from leading on-campus organizations or athletic teams. According to President Drew Faust, these organizations will be denied these opportunities in an effort to foster “inclusion” and “address deeply rooted gender attitudes.” All of these organizations have been independent of Harvard since 1984, operate as off-campus entities, and do not receive any recognition or benefit from the university.

Harvard’s stunning attack on its students’ right to freedom of association directly undermines its core values, categorically denying students important benefits and opportunities on the sole basis of their maintaining officially disfavored private associations.

Join FIRE in writing to Harvard University President Drew Faust. Write to Harvard University President Drew Faust and urge her to reverse Harvard’s illiberal mandate.