University of Alabama-Sororities

TUSCALOOSA, Ala (AP) -- A march is planned at the University of Alabama to oppose racial segregation among its Greek-letter social organizations.
The president of the Faculty Senate, Steve Miller, says students and teachers planned the demonstration set for Wednesday morning in Tuscaloosa.
Miller says participants will gather at the library and walk across campus to the administration building.
Miller announced the demonstration at a Faculty Senate meeting where professors spoke out against long-standing racial segregation in the school's fraternities and sororities.
President Judy Bonner separately issued a video statement acknowledging the system is segregated by race, and she says groups made membership decisions based on race.
Bonner's statement came days after the student newspaper published a story detailing allegations of racial bias in sorority recruitment last month.
The university is revising recruitment rules.


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