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Univ. of Alabama Faculty Senate meets again to discuss alleged discrimination

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Talk continues on the University of Alabama campus about alleged discrimination in sororities.

Tuesday afternoon, the Faculty Senate released the latest draft of a statement asking the school administration to take action.

University Faculty Senate members are meeting again to discuss ways the administration, faculty and students can help with diversity around campus in the wake of those discrimination allegations.

Last week the Faculty Senate met to discuss a statement with recommendations aimed at getting the administration to take closer looks at its student code of conduct and the governance policies of all student organizations including the greek system at Alabama. Members didn't vote on the proposal saying it didn't have enough teeth.

Tuesday, a second proposal talks about the creation of a task force made up of five faculty members, three students, and two administrators. If passed, the task force would conduct regular meetings on the appropriateness and to suggest changes to the student code of conduct and the election process of student government offices. This task force would also look at student education on diversity, civil responsibilities and ethical behavior and the possibility to make changes to the university's policies and administrative actions on diversity.

FOX6 spoke to one faculty member earlier who talks about the progress that's been made so far since this story broke.

"I'm really impressed with the students…I'd like to see more from the administration…I'd like to see the administration come out ahead of the students instead of in response to..I really want to see a proactive administration," professor Christopher Lynn said.

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