At least four black women and two other women of color accepted invitations Friday to join sororities on campus, more than a week after the revelation that sororities at the school were segregated, Time magazine reported.
"I'm kind of still in shock and awe," says Melanie Gotz, a member of Alpha Gamma Delta, one of the sororities to admit its first black member. "It doesn't seem like history has happened, but it did, and it's amazing."
Although segregation within the university's Greek life was unofficial, the school's student newspaper, The Crimson White, reported that current members of traditionally white sororities were pressured by alumnae to bar black women from joining.
Current students and the college's administration widely supported integrating Greek organization.
"I think that it is heartwarming to see young folks come forward and express their disagreement, their frustration over not being able to admit a student who they would like to admit because of that student's race," said John England, a member of the school's board of trustees.
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