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Rutgers University Orders Probe of Fraternities Biased Against Jews

Officials of Rutgers University here ordered an investigation this week-end of charges that some of the campus fraternities discriminate against potential members on the basis of race, creed or color.

The charge had been made openly by the top student of the School of Business Administration, Richard F. Lert, of Newark, who is a Jew. He accused the Delta Signia Pi chapter here, and other fraternities, of bias by never inviting Jewish students to join.

Dr. Mason W. Gross, Rutgers president, today said he was "distressed" by the information. He stated that Rutgers, which has had an anti-discrimination rule for fraternities, since 1950, "will not tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color or national origin."