University of Alabama faculty speaks out on sorority segregation

University of Alabama faculty speaks out on sorority segregation accusations

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The faculty Senate met in part to discuss the racism allegations. Source: WBRC video The faculty Senate met in part to discuss the racism allegations. Source: WBRC video
TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) -

In a prepared video statement, Univerity of Alabama President Dr. Judy Bonner says that discrimination at the Capstone won't be accepted. But the University Senate says the administration needs to do more.

Tuesday, University of Alabama faculty members are sounding off on those discrimination allegations that have caused controversey and criticism for the school.

"While we will not tell any group who they must pledge, the University of Alabama will not tolerate discrimination of any kind," Bonner said in the video.

Faculty Senate members agree. In a packed meeting Tuesdsay, for the first time members voiced their opinions, saying no matter your race, you should be allowed the same privileges as everyone else.

"We teach these students and say they are the best...and the brightest and we need to give them that opportunity to be the best and brightest," Sierra Turner with the Department of Modern Languages said.

But some faculty believe there is a larger issue here.

"This is not just bashing greeks...this is about a larger connection of student organizations. Some students certainly but also an aiding abetting even by the administration. This is a larger culture of impunity that needs to be taken on," Steven Bunker with the Department of History said.

Some of those members didn't hold any punches. They want real change and they're hoping the administration listens to them. The only change so far is that Dr. Bonner has opened up bidding for sororities.

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