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Fri April 11, 2014
University of Alabama student leaders approve diversity plan
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Student leaders at the University of Alabama have approved a resolution supporting the full integration of the school's fraternities and sororities.
The move came Thursday just seeks after the student government association delayed action on a similar resolution backing an end to segregation in the Greek system in Tuscaloosa.
Fraternity and sorority members are a powerful force in student government at Alabama. The decision to postpone the resolution brought more attention to a system that came under fire in the fall refusing to admit black women into traditionally white sororities.
Rules have since changed and some white sororities now have minority members.
A sponsor of the original resolution, Chisolm Allenlundy, supports ending segregation. But he says the SGA's latest action is meant to generate positive publicity after the previous vote.