Harvard sued over clamp down on single gender fraternities and sororities

Harvard is being sued for sexual discrimination over its attempts to clamp down down on single gender social clubs.

A group of fraternities and sororities accused the elite university of violating their civil rights.

This academic year Harvard began enforcing a policy aimed at stamping out single-sex organisations.

It had stopped formally recognising them in 1984, but they continued operating off campus, and as informal clubs.