- Race and Racism Observed In UR Sororities
- Global Citizens: How to Integrate a Curriculum
- Dining Discrimination at the University of Richmond
- Lost Cause Ideology, Found at the University of Richmond
- Students of Color in the Messenger
- Westhampton College Traditions
- Racism in UR Fraternities (1947-1985)
- Resistance & Compliance
- The Title IX Controversy at UR
- "Dark Side of College Life"
- Chinese Student Experience
- Student Life and White Supremacy
- George Modlin's Segregated University of Richmond
- Students of Color at UR (1946-1971)
- Performance & Policy
- Silence in the Archives
- Black Student Experience at UR (1970-1992)
- Faculty Response to Institutional and National Change (1968-1973)
- Building the Web
- Something Wrong with the System
- Culture of Complacency
- On Campus but Not Welcomed
- Can I Survive?
- Where I Come From, You Recognize Humanity
- The Damage of the Affirmative Action Myth
- A Feather in Their Cap: The Story of Barry Greene (R'72)
- A Campus Divided
- Freeman Digitally Remastered
- Remembering the Forgotten: Black Staff Members (1946-1971)
- Spider of Color: Korean-American Representation at the University of Richmond
- Theater History at the University of Richmond
- Digital Stories
- Oral History Collection
- Browse Items
- Subjects List
- Neatline Time
Race and Racism Observed In UR Sororities
Fraternities at the university have an astounding past surrounding the topic of race and racism, as documented by yearbook pictures and paraphernalia within each fraternity’s history. Unlike fraternities on campus who have exhibited overt forms of racism, sororities have “new” forms of exclusionary practices--often referred to as "covert" or "new" racism--as evidenced through yearbook pictures and Collegian articles.
Historically, white sororities were first chartered at the University of Richmond in 1986 and were hotly debated upon by students, faculty, administrators, and Board of Trustee members. As the fight for sororities expanded from white sororities to Historically Black Sororities in the early 1990s, subtle forms of racism became apparent and highlighted the exclusionary practices of Greek like towards students of color on campus. The exclusionary practices observed in the historically white sororities on campus are found in the unspoken absence of people of color rather than obvious pictures and artifacts, leading many students to view these institutions as perpetuating racism on campus.
This exhibit tracks the history of the establishment of first white sororities and then Black sororities on campus, in efforts to make the social scene at the University of Richmond more inclusive.
This exhibit was created by Joy Lim ('22) as part of an A&S Summer Fellowship in summer 2019.