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National Fraternity Group Recommends College Groups Eliminate Race Bias in Charters

The National Interfraternity Conference this week-end recommended to college fraternities that they end all racial, religious and nationality discrimination in the acceptance of members.

The vote came one day after the executive committee of the Conference decided not to act on the issue. However, a concerted movement on the part of undergraduates, who have no vote on matters of Conference policy, forced the executive to reconsider. The major impetus for reconsideration came from student leaders of New England and midwest colleges.

The Conference resolution finally adopted a resolution which recommended that the fraternities consider the question of discrimination “in the light of prevailing conditions and take such steps as they may elect to eliminate” discriminatory provisions of their charters.