According to the Associated Press, traditionally white sororities at the University of Alabama are beginning membership recruitment with a selection of black members for the first time. Last fall, the campus investigated claims that some white groups rejected blacks based on race. Administrators have since changed the recruitment rules. University officials say previously all-white sororities had a total of 21 black members in the spring semester. Rush began tonight for the traditionally white sororities and ends on August 16. A smaller group of black sororities will recruit members later in the fall.