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UA creates task force on diversity for Greek organizations

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University of Alabama faculty members are forming a task force on diversity following allegations of racism within the school's Greek-letter social organizations.

The task force will be made up of five faculty members, three students and two administrators. It will make recommendations on ways to improve campus diversity.

Last week, many in the student body rallied to end Greek segregation.  Friday, the school's president announced bids were extended to 11 African-American women and four accepted.

Alpha Gamma Delta member Melanie Gotz explained why the issue was so important to her. "Because I had my heart broken for girls not being able to come through our system," she says, "and when this all came up it was so much bigger than just a girl not coming through, but a girl not coming through because of her skin color."

Gotz is getting plenty of accolades from former school leaders and the student body. She says because of one national story that focused mainly on her sorority, she's had to mend relationships with some of her sorority sisters, but she doesn't regret speaking up.

Jessi Mitchell

Jessi joined the WRBL news team in October 2012 after working as a freelance production assistant for MTV Networks in Los Angeles.
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