Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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In this oral history interview, retired professor of accounting Raymond Slaughter (‘77-‘18) sat down with Cole Richard (’21) and Jenifer Yi (’22) on June 10, 2019, in Boatwright Memorial Library. Over the course of the one…

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…

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…

This is an instruction sheet distributed to Westhampton College dining hall waitresses in 1948 by Marion H. Hamilton, Dean of Students at Westhampton College. The instructions demand that a worker, described as “in a sense, a…

In this letter, University of Richmond Secretary-Treasurer Charles H. Wheeler III addresses University President George M. Modlin on the topic of actions taken by Marian H. Hamilton, the Westhampton College Dean of Students. Wheeler states that…

The Collegian proposed a list of changes regarding university activities, which included the issue of installing national or local sororities at Westhampton College. The proposal for this change was backed up by arguments such as the idea that…

President Boatwright and Dean Keller address questions concerning sororities at Westhampton College. Right before winter break, students in Westhampton College voted by ballot on two questions: “Are you in favor of Sororities for…

Westhampton students alongside the director of student affairs, Max Vest, and assistant director, Debbie Davis, sent a questionnaire to all Westhampton students in order to gather information on student sentiment regarding bringing sororities to the…

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 the existence of sororities is questioned at other universities, Westhampton College students provide personal opinions and statements regarding the absence of sororities on their own campus. The dean of students, alongside many other organization…
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