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Student Groups Quit National Bodies Which Insist on Discrimination

October 31, 1961
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Five sororities at Lake Forest College, in suburban Lake Forest, have surrendered their national charters and have become legal organizations because their national headquarters have refused to sanction policies banning discriminations due to religion or color, it was announced by the college yesterday.

In one case, the national headquarters of one sorority ordered the local chapter to drop a Jewish student. In another case, the local chapter was ordered by its national officers to drop a Negro member. The trustees of the college had ruled that student organizations at the institutions must accept members without discrimination because of race, religion or nationality, and be “in harmony with the college’s non-discriminatory admissions policy.”

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