Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Article "Black sorority charter sought by students"

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Article "Black sorority charter sought by students"

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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 “the University wanted to promote one big sisterhood…” and “she wanted them exposed to traditionally white sororities.” Despite these hopes, minority students who experienced the rush process first-hand, “did not feel that the traditionally white sororities could meet their needs.” Westhampton College sophomore, Lynda Taylor, took matters into her own hands by contacting Alpha Kappa Alpha and Delta Sigma Theta, two Historically Black Sororities. Taylor acted as the spokesperson for all minority students who wanted a space in Greek Life.

Source

Hoffman, Margot and Mary Fehm. "Black sorority charter sought by students." The University of Richmond Collegian 74, no. 14, (January 28, 1988): 6. https://collegian.richmond.edu/?a=d&d=COL19880128.2.25&srpos=103&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN-------

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The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

1988-01-28

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English

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Collegian74.14.6-19880128.PNG

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Richmond (Va.)

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Hoffman, Margot and Fehm, Mary, “Article "Black sorority charter sought by students",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed October 22, 2019, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/3041.