Sorority Scandal

September 12, 2013 - 11:12pm


 TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Representatives of three sororities say they're investigating their recruitment process at the University of Alabama after some groups were accused of rejecting two potential members because they're black.


 WTVM-TV reported Thursday that Pi Beta Phi sorority, Chi Omega and Alpha Gamma Delta released statements saying their organizations are investigating after the UA student newspaper, The Crimson White, reported members of two sororities were looking to vote on African-American candidates but were blocked from doing so by alumni members.


The station reports Dean of students, Tim Hebson, says all of the university's organization should make sure their actions and decisions support inclusion.


Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley told WBRC-TV the University of Alabama Greek System was wrong to reject members based on skin color, and alumni members should change their attitudes.