Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This 1978 Collegian announcement is for a "Lambda Chi Slave Sale." The announcement provides little detail, only stating that it is a "faculty-brotherhood slave sale," and will take place in the multipurpose room of the Commons.

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…

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…

This article published on October 19, 1989, in The Collegian, discusses the possible addition of black sororities to the University of Richmond -- Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Sigma Gamma Rho, and Zeta Phi Beta. According to the article, the…

Once the faculty approves the proposal to colonize Historically Black Sororities at Westhampton College, the Committee on Sororities will review four different sororities and decide which sorority or sororities to bring to campus. Faculty, staff, and…

The Committee on Sororities will review presentations made by Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Sigma Gamma Rho, and Zeta Phi Beta to determine which two Historically Black Sororities will colonize at the University of Richmond. The question 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…

The Collegian article "Black Women Seeking Own UR Sorority," published February 23rd, 1989, details black women appealing to the former Dean of Westhampton College, Patricia C. Harwood, and the Arts & Science faculty about bringing a historically…

The Arts and Science faculty alongside the Dean of Westhampton College, Patricia Harwood, will consider the proposal to bring Historically Black Sororities to Westhampton College. After the third year of rush, the university’s efforts to create…

The widow of the former president of the University of Wisconsin, Mrs. Glenn Frank, published an article titled ‘Citadels of Snobbery’ in Pageant Magazine. In her article, she writes about the results of a “special…
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