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Williams College Fraternity to Pledge Jew Despite Charter Ban

The Williams College chapter of Phi Delta Theta has announced its intention of pledging a Jewish student despite a clause in the national fraternity’s constitution banning Jews as members, it was revealed this week-end by the William College Record, undergraduate newspaper.

The student paper quoted officials of the chapter as stating that they intend to “fight for what is right” and as reporting that letters explaining the chapter’s opposition to the restrictive clause in the constitution were being sent to every Williams College alumnus of the fraternity. The national fraternity tried unsuccessfully last summer to change the national constitution to eliminate the ban on Jews.