Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This 1991 Collegian article discusses the Lambda Coalition, a group on campus created to support LGBTQ+ individuals. It is named the Lambda Coalition as the lambda symbol is a recognized symbol of queer activism by the Gay Activist Alliance in New…

This 1991 Collegian article focuses on the Richmond College assistant dean and the faculty advisor to the Lambda Coalition, David Braverman, receiving six drunk phone calls making "jokes about the idea of of a support group for gays, lesbians,…

In a 20-4 vote, the faculty of the E. Claiborne Robins School of Business rejects a motion passed by the Arts and Sciences Faculty recommending that “sexual orientation” be added to the University of Richmond’s anti-discrimination policy. The…

This University of Richmond Collegian article describes a Commission on Diversity spearheaded by University President Richard L. Morrill that intends to address “the problem of the minority experience” on campus. The article begins with a…

Gregory T. Ricks, Multicultural Programmer for Stanford University, came to the University and remarked that "students here are too intelligent to be so ignorant." This article talks about that remarks and about Ricks, who went on to say that "it's…

This 1991 article by Collegian editor Kevin Kendall recounts the experiences of four LGB students (whose names were changed in the article “due to the sensitive nature of this story”) at the University of Richmond coming out to their parents. It…

University of Richmond President, Richard Morrill, orders the Commission on Diversity to address the multiple incidents’ of minority students experiencing racism on campus. All aspects of racism will be reviewed by the commission including the…

On January 22, 1991, a panel consisting of University of Richmond students was held in The Pier to address the following question: How do you define rape? It was held following a series of events the previous week titled “Rethinking…

In the first installment of the “Coming out of hiding: Homosexuals at UR” series, Kevin Kendall writes about the experiences of gay, lesbian, and bisexual students on campus The article includes excepts from anonymized interviews with…

The Collegian published this article on April 12, 1990. This article discusses the lack of diversity at the University of Richmond, specifically focusing on the lack of racial diversity. The article expresses concerns that both students and faculty…
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