skip to main content

H.R. 7488: Freedom of Association in Higher Education Act of 2022

Call or Write Congress

About the bill

This could be bad news for the fictional sorority for gun-loving women suggested by Bill Maher: Delta Busta Kappa.


In 2016, Harvard University adopted a policy cracking down on members of single-sex organizations such as fraternities, sororities, and Harvard’s famously elite and exclusive all-male “final clubs.” While the rule didn’t ban such organizations outright, it said members couldn’t serve as captains of official Harvard sports teams, couldn’t lead official student groups, and weren’t eligible for certain major scholarships from members.

Ultimately, the university dropped the policy in 2020, following their determination that they were likely to lose a lawsuit filed in 2018 by fraternities Sigma Chi and Sigma Alpha Epsilon and the sororities Kappa Alpha Theta and Kappa Kappa Gamma.

What the bill does

The Freedom of …

Sponsor and status

Elise Stefanik

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 21st congressional district. Republican.

Read Text »
Last Updated: Apr 7, 2022
Length: 8 pages
Apr 7, 2022
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Apr 7, 2022

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on April 7, 2022. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Other activity may have occurred on another bill with identical or similar provisions.


8 Cosponsors (8 Republicans)

1% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Apr 7, 2022

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

If this bill has further action, the following steps may occur next:
Passed Committee

Passed House

Passed Senate

Signed by the President

H.R. 7488 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 7488. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

How to cite this information.

We recommend the following MLA-formatted citation when using the information you see here in academic work:

“H.R. 7488 — 117th Congress: Freedom of Association in Higher Education Act of 2022.” 2022. May 20, 2022 <>

Where is this information from?

GovTrack automatically collects legislative information from a variety of governmental and non-governmental sources. This page is sourced primarily from, the official portal of the United States Congress. is generally updated one day after events occur, and so legislative activity shown here may be one day behind. Data via the congress project.