Bloomberg Law
Dec. 3, 2018, 5:11 PM

Harvard’s Co-Ed Policy Allegedly Sex Bias in Disguise

Porter Wells
Porter Wells

A group of sororities and fraternities allege in a new suit that Harvard University’s policy denying on-campus leadership positions to members of single-sex organizations violates federal law.

A Harvard student who joins a same-sex social organization “may not hold a leadership position in any on-campus student organization, captain any athletic team, or compete for any post-graduate fellowship that requires an institutional endorsement, like the prestigious Rhodes, Marshall, and Mitchell Scholarships,” according to the complaint filed Dec. 3 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

The policy allegedly runs afoul of Title IX, the federal anti-discrimination law that ...

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