Allegations of Racial Discrimination Among UA Sororities

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WHNT) – A new report alleges discrimination at the University of Alabama’s August Panhellenic Recruitment Week, known as rush. That’s according to a report by the university’s campus newspaper, The Crimson White.

The newspaper reports several sororities cut at least two new students because they were black. The report suggests the current members of several sororities wanted to bring the girls into their houses, but were overruled by the alumni.

This is according to our news partners The Huntsville Times/AL.com, working on the story that appeared in the Crimson White.

The allegations surround reactions by Alpha Gamma Delta, Delta Delta Delta, Chi Omega and Pi Beta Phi to two black girls.

One was described as having a 4.3 GPA in high school, salutatorian of her graduating class and coming from a family with deep roots in local and state public service and a direct link to the University of Alabama.

Current sorority members say their advisers pulled the plug on the two black students, refusing to allow them to discuss or vote on allowing the girls to move forward in the process.

John England Jr., Circuit Court Judge for the 6th Judicial Circuit and one of the three black members on the UA System Board of Trustees, told the CW he is confident UA leaders will take appropriate action to ensure no student in any organization is denied acceptance because of race.

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