Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This document is a report, "Report of the Dean of Students Richmond College and School of Business Administration," written by William E. Baker, Dean of Students, for the 1970-1971 school year. It discussed student activities such as student…

This piece is an investigation into why and how the dining hall became so gender segregated. A handful of students were asked their thoughts regarding a gender segregated dining hall. Most of their answers were gender based, either blaming the…

A student-authored article, titled "All Around The Lake", was featured in the 1949 Alumni Bulletin, offering a depiction of current social events at the University of Richmond. The article highlights events, such as the University mascot receiving a…

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 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 opinion piece by Eric Berger is a rebuttal to Business School professor Janet Kotler's controversial letter condemning sexist acts done by fraternities in general, and specifically by a member of Lambda Chi Alpha. He believed she was speaking…

This article published on December 9, 1982, in The Collegian, focuses on a retrial for Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity on charges of theft. In this article, Pi Kappa Alpha accuses Phi Beta Sigma's of being an ineligible voting member of the IFC because…

This 1991 article explains the decision of the SAE National Council to suspend University of Richmond's Sigma Alpha Epsilon Virginia Tau chapter's charter. SAE had their charter "formally suspended after a two-year probationary suspension status"…

Director and assistant director of student activities, Max Vest and Alison Bartel met with the deans, fraternity presidents, and little sisters to address the controversy caused by rush posters that many believed to be exploitative towards fraternity…

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…
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