Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This 1978 Collegian announcement is for a "Lambda Chi Slave Sale." The announcement provides little detail, only stating that it is a "faculty-brotherhood slave sale," and will take place in the multipurpose room of the Commons.

This article -- published on October 23, 1980, in The Collegian -- describes the discontent that black students had toward the way students, faculty, and even parents treated them at the University of Richmond. Students who were interviewed described…

The widow of the former president of the University of Wisconsin, Mrs. Glenn Frank, published an article titled ‘Citadels of Snobbery’ in Pageant Magazine. In her article, she writes about the results of a “special…

This article summarizes the perspective of Mrs. Glenn Frank, widow of the former president of the University of Wisconsin and former sorority member, regarding the “dangerous influence” of Greek life on college campuses. In her published special…

Hummel responded to Phi Delt's claims that the Collegian mishandled the article involving the sexual harassment of Sue McEvoy in an unprofessional manner. Hummel states that the Collegian tries to act as any press company would, which means reporting…

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…

This 1996 Collegian article explains the decade-long social separation of students in the E. Bruce Heilman Dining Center and attempts to pinpoint its causes. As elaborated in the article, Greek life sits on the right side room of the dining hall,…

This Collegian article outlines the “unwritten seating arrangement” at the E. Bruce Heilman Dining Center, otherwise known as “D-hall”. The source of this social segregation seems to arise out of the Greek life system.…

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 article -- published on February 21, 1980, in The Collegian -- is a feature in which the University of Richmond's Intrafraternity Council (IFC) held a meeting to vote on the addition of the campus's first black fraternity, Phi Beta Sigma.…
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