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Five Sororities Lose National Charters for Rejecting Discrimination

October 3, 1961
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Five sororities accredited to Lake Forest College, in suburban Lake Forest, have bad their national charters lifted because the local officers insist on their right to elect members without reference to race or religion.

According to William Graham Cole, president of the college, all sororities and fraternities on the campus have been notified of resolutions adopted by the board of trustees disapproving national control over local chapter selection of members. The college, he said, is opposed to discrimination against potential members on the grounds of race or color.

The five sororities are Alpha Delta Pi, ALpha Phi, Alpha Ki Delta, Chi Omega and Gamma Phi Beta. Officers of the five sororities said they would meet this week to decide on their next steps.

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