Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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The University of Richmond's Interfraternity Council (IFC) voted in 1980 to expand and accept the historically black fraternity Phi Beta Sigma, according to an article called "IFC Vote: UR May Soon Have Black Fraternity" published in The Collegian on…

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 letter was written in response to a very controversial letter written by faculty member Janet Kotler about fraternities and the little sister programs, the way the Collegian handled their subsequent reporting. Francy insists that there are…

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…

Westhampton College student, Laura M. Green, attempts to describe the details regarding Greek life, and more specifically, sororities. She explains the roles of the National Panhellenic Council (NPC), the College Panhellenic Association (CPA), and…

Director of student activities, Max Vest, believes that there is a lack of student interest when it comes to sororities at the University of Richmond. He states that he has “never had an inquiry about sororities from students.” Dean of…

As efforts to bring historically white sororities to campus surfaced, students approached administrators with questions about Historically Black Sororities. Patricia Harwood, Dean of Westhampton College, discouraged these students citing that…

As the drinking age rises after federal legislation, William Leftwich, Vice President of Student Affairs, believes the social scene on campus will change. To study and adapt to these changes, the faculty council is appointing a faculty committee to…

Due to the increase in drinking age in Virginia, the social life at the University of Richmond is under scrutiny. UR faculty made a motion to create a committee that would investigate and review the social life on campus, particularly the social life…

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…
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