Obviously the Student Government Association (SGA) is on some “white is right” when it comes to integrating their Greek system. Last week, the SGA voted down a resolution that supported the full integration of the school’s Greek system.
According to The Crimson White, the resolution was voted on last week because it would have died if passed onto the 2014-15 SGA senate. Chisholm Allenlundy, one of the sponsors of the resolution, says it may have failed to pass because some Greek senators thought it was too critical of the Greek system.
If you recall, last September four traditionally white sororities blocked two black women from pledging. Members of Alpha Gamma Delta, Tri Delta, Chi Omega and Pi Beta Phi didn’t want to tarnish their “history” by offering bids to the black women in question. Unlike the white Greek system, the National Pan-Hellenic system at the university has already been integrated. According to a 2011 article in The Crimson White, Zeta Phi Beta pledged white member Eve Dempsey in the spring of 2007, after integrating in the 1980s.
“Obviously, I would have liked to have seen it pass,” Allenlundy said. “I think it was important, more than anything, because of how quiet the Student Government Association has been on this whole issue throughout the year.”
So do you fight to be where you’re obviously not wanted, or stick with your own at the university? The SGA will rewrite and resubmit the resolution next year.