Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Article "Women Reject Sorority Proposal"

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Article "Women Reject Sorority Proposal"

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A referendum that had asked Westhampton College students whether they were in favor or not in favor of bringing sororities on campus resulted in a 63.3% vote against sororities. The vote against bringing sororities on campus “was strongest amongst the freshmen and sophomores,” which proved to members of opposing organizations, such as ‘We Care’, that Greek life was not appropriate for the students of Westhampton. Laura Green, head of the Women Involved in Sorority Establishment (W.I.S.E.), took the defeated referendum as a positive indication and believed that, “Although the vote showed considerable opposition, it did not kill the issue.” W.I.S.E. and ‘We Care’ both met at a forum hosted by the Westhampton College Government Association (WCGA) in order to discuss the topic of sororities. Opinions by both of the groups explaining why sororities were unnecessary or necessary worked to persuade students who attended the forum.

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Everett, Pat. "Women Reject Sorority Proposal." The University of Richmond Collegian 68, no. 8, (October 29, 1981): 1. https://collegian.richmond.edu/?a=d&d=COL19811029.2.2&e=--------20--1--txt-txIN-------

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The Collegian, University of Richmond

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1981-10-29

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English

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Collegian68.8.1-19811029.PNG

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Richmond (Va.)

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Everett, Pat, “Article "Women Reject Sorority Proposal",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed October 17, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/3005.