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The Sanctions Saga: RSOs

The policy has still yet to be fully enacted and clarified, but for groups to be considered compliant, they must be registered as a Recognized Social Organization (RSO). RSO’s are independent from Harvard University but still must meet certain requirements set by the College to be deemed recognized.

Since Harvard’s crackdown on final clubs and Greek life, several groups have gone co-ed and become recognized. Their requirements are not transparent and still a bit unclear. Any disciplinary action towards those who belong to unrecognized groups has yet to be seen.

Below is a list of the current RSOs:
The Aleph
The Delphic and Bee Clubs
The Fleur-de-Lis Club, or FDL (formally Kappa Kappa Gamma)
The IC Corporation
The Ivy (formally Alpha Phi)
The k. Society (KS)
Kali Praxi (formally Delta Gamma)
La Vie Club
The Oak Club
The Pleiades Society
The Sab Club
The Spee Club
Themis Asteri (formally Kappa Alpha Theta)

A word of caution: The above clubs have been compliant as of spring 2019, but this may change in the future. If you’re still confused: don’t worry, so are we. The administration is taking its time in terms of outlining what it wants to see from clubs, and no one really knows how implementation will work. Just be aware that the social scene is in flux, and could still change.

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