Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Report "Affirmative Action Plan for The Graduate Student Division of The University of Richmond"

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Report "Affirmative Action Plan for The Graduate Student Division of The University of Richmond"

Description

This report entitled "Affirmative Action Plan for the Graduate Student Division of the University of Richmond" outlines the problem area, action oriented programs, financial aid and the placement for the Graduate Student Division of the University of Richmond. At the time, the graduate school had programs for Master of Arts, Master of Science, Master of Education, and Master of Humanities degrees. One of the problems that UR experiences in recruiting minority students for its graduate program is that there is another private school in Richmond (Virginia Union University), and two state supported institutions, (Virginia Commonwealth University and Virginia State University) and they compete with UR. For VSU it costs $1,000 per year and at VCU it cost $790 whereas UR's is $3,510. Part-time students would also have to pay 36% more for a single course than VCU students did. Action oriented programs would include UR encouraging applications from students at undergraduate schools that have a high minority proportion. All the recruiting materials will also include UR's policy of encouraging minority participation. The Graduate School application will have the following statement: "Admission to the University of Richmond is without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin or physical handicap." Admission decisions will be based on grades and test scores, but also on other factors such as a student's background which might demonstrate potential success. Because there is a difference in cost at UR than at other schools UR will make efforts with financial aid to recruit disadvantaged full-time students. The financial aid will be awarded without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin or physical handicap. To insure that minority students have full access to placement services UR will take steps so that each employer seeking to recruit on campus will receive the following statement: "The University of Richmond Career Planning and Placement Office is committed to a policy against discriminatory practices based upon sex, age, race, color, religious creed, national origin or physical handicap in interviewing and employment of our students and alumni." Placement personnel are also directed to investigate any complaints by students alleging discriminatory practices by employers in interviewing and recruiting students.

Though this report is undated, a draft copy available in the papers of President Heilman at the Virginia Baptist Historical Society dates the draft copy to March 24, 1980.

Source

"Affirmative Action Plan for The Graduate Student Division of The University of Richmond", 1980, RG 6.2.5 Box 25 Folder 6, University Archives, Virginia Baptist Historical Society.

Date

1980

Language

English

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Identifier

UA6.2.5.25.6-1980.pdf

Coverage

Richmond (Va.)

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Citation

“Report "Affirmative Action Plan for The Graduate Student Division of The University of Richmond",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed November 21, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/2236.