We Need You to TAKE ACTION

We can’t sit back and allow Harvard to set a precedent that could be followed by others. This policy blatantly infringes on the rights of Harvard students.

I find the tactics of the administration loathsome, and I mean to have that word quoted.

Helen Vendler

Harvard professor, Department of English

How to take action:

Sign the Petition

College students should have the power to shape their future, to join the organizations that best meet their needs and to express their views. I believe it is time to STAND UP TO HARVARD.

Update Facebook Profile Pic

Update your profile pic to support the efforts challenging Harvard’s sanctions that punish students who join off-campus, single-sex social organizations. Simply click update your profile pic and “add frame” then search “Stand Up To Harvard.” #standuptoharvard

Add your voice on social media

Suggested Post for Facebook and Instagram:

Harvard has imposed a policy that punishes students for simply belonging to a private, single-sex organization like my own [insert organization]. Students have the right to shape their own futures—it is time to stand up to Harvard! Take a stand with us at www.standuptoharvard.org. #standuptoharvard

Suggested Post for Twitter, Facebook and Instagram:

On December 3, brave students, sororities and fraternities filed lawsuits in federal and Massachusetts courts to stand up for the rights of students. It is time to STAND UP TO HARVARD. Take a stand with us at www.standuptoharvard.org #standuptoharvard

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Learn more about how to support candidates for office who were members of single-sex organizations and/or understand the proven value of these groups. In addition to taking action through litigation, we must also strengthen protection for students’ rights in legislation.

Remarkably, a Harvard student could join the American Nazi Party and still captain the soccer team, but not belong to a sorority.