Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This article describes the steps that the University of Richmond took in order to bring sororities to Westhampton College. After the faculty committee voted to “recommend the institution of sororities at the University,” the social life…

This article covers the accomplishments of sororities at the University of Richmond as Greek Life expands to include women. Although many people doubted whether sororities would benefit the campus, the writer works to prove these groups “to…

Westhampton students alongside the director of student affairs, Max Vest, and assistant director, Debbie Davis, sent a questionnaire to all Westhampton students in order to gather information on student sentiment regarding bringing sororities to the…

This article covers the creation of the group ‘Women Involved in Sorority Establishment’ (W.I.S.E.) and the work that Westhampton College students did in order to advocate for bringing sororities on campus. Westhampton College junior,…

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…

This article describes the first-ever sorority rush that takes place at the University of Richmond. The specific number of meeting attendees, rushees, and sororities are revealed alongside detailed descriptions for the rush process. The National…

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…

A referendum that had asked Westhampton College students whether they were in favor or not in favor of bringing sororities on campus resulted in a 63.3% vote against sororities. The vote against bringing sororities on campus “was strongest…

This Collegian article, "Black Sorority Seeks Charter at UR," from March 2nd, 1995, is about the historically black sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA), seeking a charter at University of Richmond. Despite there being nine historically black sororities…

This article published on February 2, 1993, in The Collegian describes the events revolving around Black History Month at the University of Richmond. The dining hall staff -- composed mostly of racial minorities -- decided on a theme called "Revival…
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