Alabama sorority recruitment http://apr.org en Alabama SGA Delays Anti-segregation Resolution http://apr.org/post/alabama-sga-delays-anti-segregation-resolution The student Senate at the University of Alabama delayed considering a resolution that opposed racial segregation within the school's fraternities and sororities. Student government representatives voted Thursday to send the resolution to a committee rather than consider its merits. The student newspaper, the Crimson White, reports the move killed the resolution for this year. Resolution sponsor Chisholm Allenlundy tells The Associated Press the vote ensured no one would have to be listed as voting against the symbolic measure, which calls for the full integration of all Greek-letter g Sat, 22 Mar 2014 06:58:18 +0000 Associated Press 48849 at http://apr.org Alabama SGA Delays Anti-segregation Resolution UA Faculty Senate Continues Sorority Discussion http://apr.org/post/ua-faculty-senate-continues-sorority-discussion <p>The University of Alabama Faculty Senate planned to resume discussions of a statement urging action by the school administration after recent allegations of racial discrimination during sorority recruitment and voter fraud by Greek organizations.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; The Tuscaloosa News reports (http://bit.ly/1gW1alL) that the senate began discussing the statement on Sept. 17. Faculty Senate President Steve Miller said the latest draft will be released Tuesday at a 3:30 p.m. meeting.<br> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 13:22:49 +0000 The Associated Press 38477 at http://apr.org UA Faculty Senate Continues Sorority Discussion Feds Monitoring Greek Segregation At Alabama http://apr.org/post/feds-monitoring-greek-segregation-alabama <p></p><p>The U.S. attorney in Birmingham says her office is monitoring allegations of racial discrimination and segregation within the sorority and fraternity system at the University of Alabama.</p><p>U.S. Attorney Joyce Vance tells The Associated Press her staff is looking at federal laws and talking with "a lot" of people in Tuscaloosa. The office has a unit dedicated to enforcement of civil rights laws.</p><p>Vance said Thursday it appears the university community is trying to transform itself, and she hopes that progress continues.</p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 21:47:40 +0000 The Associated Press 38230 at http://apr.org Feds Monitoring Greek Segregation At Alabama Former UA Student Leaders Back Greek Integration http://apr.org/post/former-ua-student-leaders-back-greek-integration <p>Former student leaders at the University of Alabama are supporting more diversity within the school's racially segregated sorority and fraternity system.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Kenneth Mullinax says he and 17 other former campus leaders pooled $1,000 to purchase a newspaper ad supporting integration of both white and black Greek-letter groups.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Mullinax says the advertisement is scheduled to appear in the student newspaper Thursday.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Sponsors of the ad include former Alabama Attorney General Bill Baxley and Rob Riley, son of former Gov. Bob Riley.<br> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 13:16:52 +0000 The Associated Press 38179 at http://apr.org Former UA Student Leaders Back Greek Integration People March Against Greek Segregation at Alabama http://apr.org/post/people-march-against-greek-segregation-alabama <p>Several hundred people were marching at the University of Alabama to oppose racial segregation among the school's Greek-letter social organizations.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; The marchers headed from the university library Wednesday morning to the administration building, where the president's office is. The group was gathered on the steps of the administration building Wednesday morning. They stood behind a large banner that said "Last stand in the schoolhouse door."<br> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 13:16:51 +0000 The Associated Press 38104 at http://apr.org People March Against Greek Segregation at Alabama Sororities Probing Intake Process at UA http://apr.org/post/sororities-probing-intake-process-ua <p>Representatives of three sororities say they're investigating their recruitment process at the University of Alabama after some groups were accused of rejecting two potential members because they're black.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; WTVM-TV reported Thursday that Pi Beta Phi sorority, Chi Omega and Alpha Gamma Delta released statements saying their organizations are investigating after the UA student newspaper, The Crimson White, reported members of two sororities were looking to vote on African-American candidates but were blocked from doing so by alumni members.<br> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 13:25:06 +0000 The Associated Press 37826 at http://apr.org Sororities Probing Intake Process at UA