Sororities at the University of Alabama will re-open their fall recruitment. Last week allegations came out in the school newspaper that some sororities denied membership based on race.
Monday night presidents and delegates of the Alabama Panhellenic Association, a group that governs sororities, voted to increase the number of members each chapter can have. This means students who were not offered bids during formal recruitment in August may now be offered a bid to join a sorority. The process will start this Friday at 8:00 a.m.
The University president says discrimination will not be tolerated. Dr. Judy Bonner said, "The chapter members are ready to move forward. The University of Alabama will support them in every way possible. We will work extremely hard to remove any barriers that they perceive."
According to the office of Greek affairs at the university, more than 7,000 students, or about 28 percent of the undergraduate student population, are members of Greek organizations.