Thursday, April 30, 2009

Kappa Alpha Creates Problem with Old South Parade

AKA celebration interrupted by Old South parade
Sorority alumnae ask for event to end By Amanda Peterson

Members of a historically black sorority plan to ask UA President Robert Witt to cancel Kappa Alpha fraternity's Old South celebration. It comes after a parade of students in Confederate army uniforms stopped in front of the sorority's house during anniversary celebration on Saturday.

A number of UA members and alumnae of Alpha Kappa Alpha were shocked when the Old South parade, displaying Confederate flags and participants wearing Confederate uniforms, stopped in front of their sorority house during the course of the parade despite requests by the sorority to move.

And from the Tuscaloosa News

Larry Wiese, the fraternity’s executive director, said the national office “is investigating the reported actions of some members of the Alpha Beta Chapter at the University of Alabama this past weekend.”

“Such behavior, if true, would violate the code of conduct of our organization, and appropriate disciplinary action will be imposed when our investigation is completed,” Wiese said. “On behalf of Kappa Alpha members in Alabama and across the nation, I apologize for any inappropriate behavior.”

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