TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – The student Senate at the University of Alabama delayed considering a resolution that opposed racial segregation within the school’s fraternities and sororities.
Student government representatives voted Thursday to send the resolution to a committee rather than consider its merits.
The student newspaper, the Crimson White, reports the move killed the resolution for this year.
Resolution sponsor Chisholm Allenlundy tells The Associated Press the vote ensured no one would have to be listed as voting against the symbolic measure, which calls for the full integration of all Greek-letter groups at Alabama.
Racial separation within the university’s social organizations became an issue last year after traditionally white sororities turned down black women as members.
Protests followed and administrators changed recruitment rules. Several previously all-white groups have since accepted black students as members.
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