published Thursday, September 19th, 2013

Former Alabama student leaders back Greek integration

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Former student leaders at the University of Alabama are supporting more diversity within the school's racially segregated sorority and fraternity system.

Kenneth Mullinax says he and 17 other former campus leaders pooled $1,000 to purchase a newspaper ad supporting integration of both white and black Greek-letter groups.

Mullinax says the advertisement is scheduled to appear in the student newspaper today.

Sponsors of the ad include former Alabama Attorney General Bill Baxley and Rob Riley, son of former Gov. Bob Riley.

Mullinax is a spokesman at Alabama State University in Montgomery, but he says he was a fraternity member and part of the powerful campus group known as The Machine while a student at Alabama.

Recent reports in Alabama's student newspaper highlighted segregated sororities, prompting administrators to order changes in recruitment.

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