Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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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,…

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 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…

This article describes the creation of a full-size mascot costume modeled after the "new look" Richmond Spider created by Student Shop proprietor Buddy Mayo earlier in the fall 1948 semester.The article describes the new look spider as having "called…

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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