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 article discusses the speech that Dr. John H. Finley, editor of the New York Times delivered to various honorary fraternities the Honors Convocation on the University of Richmond's campus. Dr. Finley, a previous Princeton professor, believed in…

Individuals who are interested in rushing Alpha Kappa Alpha and Delta Sigma Theta are supported by members of various organizations on the University of Richmond campus and across the greater Richmond community. Organizations such as the Minority…

Historically Black Sororities Alpha Kappa Alpha and Delta Sigma Theta were chosen by a committee to colonize at the University of Richmond. Both national sororities are in preparations to present themselves to the students who are interested in…

This article, published on October 1, 1992, in The Collegian, details the chartering of the University of Richmond's first black sorority, Delta Sigma Theta -- seven years after the first reference of this event. The title of the article uses…

The chartering of the first Historically Black Sorority at the University of Richmond is garnering attention as eight Westhampton College students diligently work to uphold the name of Delta Sigma Theta. This nationally recognized sorority was…

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.…

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…

This article reports on a debate held by the Mu Sigma Rho Literary Society, resolving that the Ku Klux Klan should be abolished. The debate, according to the article, "waxed hot on both sides, the decision finally going to the affirmative." In…

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…
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