Fox Club

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Fox Club
Fox Club Harvard Logo.png
The logo of the Fox Club
Formation 1898
Type Student society
Headquarters Harvard University
Region served
United States
Official language

The Fox Club is one of the eight originally male-only final clubs at Harvard University.


The Fox Club was founded in 1898 by a group of six undergraduate students. Originally known as the Digamma Club, the name Fox and the Club’s symbol, a fox carrying the letter "F", grew from the similarity between the letter "F" and the archaic Greek character for "Digamma", which primarily signifies the number 6. The clubhouse has three floors that serve both the undergraduate and alumni membership, as well as an underground level where club members may invite guests. The clubhouse was built in 1906 and designed by Guy Lowell, a prominent American architect who also designed the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and the New York State Supreme Court Building. The building is located on 44 John F. Kennedy Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and is a city historic landmark or otherwise protected property.

All-male status[edit]

In 2015, the club was one of the first of Harvard's final clubs to admit women, but in a less than full status by the club's undergraduate board. In an August 2016 vote by the club's graduate members, nine women were given a provisional membership to become members. The provisional member status expired in June 2017 and male provisional members could reapply to continue as graduate members, but the female provisional members, who have since graduated, were not asked to reapply. As of July 2017, the club has reverted an all-male membership going forward.[1]

Notable members[edit]


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  2. ^ Kirsch, Adam (2015-07-01). "The Young T.S. Eliot". Harvard Retrieved 2015-07-01. 
  3. ^ Hoopes, James (1997). Van Wyck Brooks: In Search of American Culture. Amherst: Univ of Massachusetts Press. pp. 29–30. ISBN 0-87023-212-6. 
  4. ^ Hermann Hagedorn
  5. ^ No writer attributed (1983-12-07). "Ex-Harvard Student to Return as King". The Harvard Crimson. Retrieved 2007-10-30. 
  6. ^ Gale, Mary Ellen (1960-11-04). "Lodge at Harvard: Loyal Conservation 'Who Knew Just What He Wanted to Do'". The Harvard Crimson. Retrieved 2007-10-30. 
  7. ^ Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.
  8. ^ John Davis Lodge
  9. ^ Seward, Zachary M (2007-03-22). "Gates Will Address Grads". The Harvard Crimson. Retrieved 2007-10-30. 
  10. ^ a b Leibovich, Mark (2000-12-31). "Alter Egos". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2007-10-30. 
  11. ^ Nessralla, Richelle (1992-02-27). "Olympians Come Back With Medals". The Harvard Crimson. Retrieved 2007-10-30. 
  12. ^ "Maxwell Perkins: editor of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Dawn Powell, and Thomas Wolfe", Library of America, Monday, September 20, 2010]
  13. ^ Perkins, Maxwell Evarts; Baughman, Judith, The sons of Maxwell Perkins: letters of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Thomas Wolfe, and their editor, University of South Carolina Press, 2004]. Cf. p. xxvii
  14. ^ Peter J. Gomes
  15. ^ David Herbert Donald
  16. ^ Paul A. Freund
  17. ^ Robert G. Albion
  18. ^ Fernando Zóbel de Ayala y Montojo
  19. ^ Jaime Zobel de Ayala