Alabama develops diversity plan for Greek system

The University of Alabama has developed a plan for increasing diversity among sororities and fraternities on campus with help from the Justice Department.

A statement released Friday says the plan includes a clear process for reporting and investigating allegations of discrimination. The university says the plan also includes training and education to help foster what it calls a campus free of racial tension.

The plan comes almost three years after complaints and protests about the exclusion of black women from traditionally all-white sororities at Alabama.

Some historically white sororities have accepted black members in the years since, making the once-segregated system more diverse. U.S. Attorney Joyce Vance says the new plan helps eliminate racial barriers.

Alabama has what’s billed as the nation’s largest Greek system, with about 10,000 students in 62 different organizations.

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