Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This Collegian article sheds light on the Richmond gay bar Godfrey’s as a source of refuge for LGBTQ+ students who attend the University of Richmond and wish for an alternative to Greek affiliated events. Common Ground director Glyn Hughes explains…

This Collegian article summarizes a talk by Ishmail Conway during Black History Month about the misunderstanding of Black fraternities and sororities. Conway traces the history of Black Greek organizations to the early 20th century, and stresses the…

This article summarizes the perspective of Mrs. Glenn Frank, widow of the former president of the University of Wisconsin and former sorority member, regarding the “dangerous influence” of Greek life on college campuses. In her published special…

This article covers the first-ever sorority rush that took place at the University of Richmond. Alison Bartel, assistant director of student affairs, organized and led all of the activities throughout this busy week and created a program that…

This article describes more of the details concerning the first sorority rush at the University of Richmond. 24 out of the 26 national sororities that are a part of the National Panhellenic Council will showcase a presentation to a committee made up…

In this oral history interview, Kevin Jones (‘94) sat down with Cole Richard (’21) and Jisu Song (‘22) on June 18, 2019, in Boatwright Memorial Library. Over the course of the one hour interview, Jones discussed his experience as…

Despite being named No. 3 school in the nation for “best quality of life” in the Princeton Review, minority students at the University of Richmond disagree. Only 12% of the university’s undergraduates identify as African-American,…

Ishmail Conway, Director of the Luther P. Jackson Cultural Center at the University of Virginia, was a guest speaker at the University of Richmond during Black History Month. During his speech, he focused on the importance and significance behind…

The writer of this letter claims that the University of Richmond lacks in diversity due to the social scene that is centered around Greek Life. Although they admit to failing to receive a bid during rush, they remain confident that their observations…

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…
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