Unrecognized Single-Gender Social Organizations Committee Update

May 15, 2017

Dear colleagues,

I write to update you on the status of the important work of the Unrecognized Single-Gender Social Organizations Committee.

Co-chaired by Suzannah Clark, Professor of Music, and Rakesh Khurana, Danoff Dean of Harvard College, this committee has been gathering and evaluating suggestions related to the Unrecognized Single-Gender Social Organization (USGSO) policy. 

The committee has informed me that it will share its preliminary recommendations with the Faculty in the coming weeks, and will plan for a number of substantive discussions in the fall. A wiki page will be created to provide the Faculty with an online forum for feedback and engaged dialogue about the policy and the work of the committee. Feedback will also be shared through the committee's email address. Both the wiki and email address will be made available along with the preliminary recommendations.

I am deeply grateful to our colleagues who have immersed themselves in this topic and thoughtfully considered these issues over the past few months and I look forward to seeing the committee’s preliminary recommendations and to our further discussions in the fall.

Sincerely yours, 

Michael D. Smith 
Edgerley Family Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences