Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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Each year, the faculty presented two awards to fraternities. These two awards are given to the most outstanding fraternity, and to the most improved fraternity. The criteria these are based on academic achievement, IM sports, lodge improvements, new…

This opinion piece by Eric Berger is a rebuttal to Business School professor Janet Kotler's controversial letter condemning sexist acts done by fraternities in general, and specifically by a member of Lambda Chi Alpha. He believed she was speaking…

This article published on December 9, 1982, in The Collegian, focuses on a retrial for Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity on charges of theft. In this article, Pi Kappa Alpha accuses Phi Beta Sigma's of being an ineligible voting member of the IFC because…

This 1991 article explains the decision of the SAE National Council to suspend University of Richmond's Sigma Alpha Epsilon Virginia Tau chapter's charter. SAE had their charter "formally suspended after a two-year probationary suspension status"…

Director and assistant director of student activities, Max Vest and Alison Bartel met with the deans, fraternity presidents, and little sisters to address the controversy caused by rush posters that many believed to be exploitative towards fraternity…

This University of Richmond Collegian article states that the University is not being forced to eliminate the little sister programs from its fraternities. However, Walt Whitt, E. Claiborne Robins School of Business junior and president of the…

In this Collegian opinion piece, student Julie Ciccarone responds to a defense of the Greek system in response to a Collegian piece by student Greg Simonian titled “Enough is enough,” in which Simonian wonders why the Greek system gets…

Written by Kappa Alpha member Fred Combs, this article spotlighted various fraternities' events, initiations, and honored members. Kappa Alpha ended the school year with their annual Rose Ball. At the event, the brothers dressed as "Confederate…

Richmond College student, John Crooks, responds to Richmond College student Harvey Whitney’s Collegian submissions surrounding the topic of racism on campus. Crooks takes an infuriated tone as he condemns the language that is used by Whitney.…

This satirical article is written by a Westhampton student who ironically argues for the reasons why sororities should be brought to the University of Richmond, namely, for the benefit of the males. The writer creates a mock scenario at a party and…
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