Alabama SGA supports Greek integration

About 400 students and faculty members of the Univ. of Alabama march across the campus to oppose racial segregation among its Greek-letter social organizations in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. School President Judy Bonner issued a video statement acknowledging the system is segregated by race. She is requiring that sororities belonging to a campus association composed of white sororities begin using a new recruitment process aimed at diversifying the groups.  (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
About 400 students and faculty members of the Univ. of Alabama march across the campus to oppose racial segregation among its Greek-letter social organizations in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. School President Judy Bonner issued a video statement acknowledging the system is segregated by race. She is requiring that sororities belonging to a campus association composed of white sororities begin using a new recruitment process aimed at diversifying the groups. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

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.

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