Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This article -- published on February 21, 1980, in The Collegian -- is a feature in which the University of Richmond's Intrafraternity Council (IFC) held a meeting to vote on the addition of the campus's first black fraternity, Phi Beta Sigma.…

This University of Richmond Collegian article explains the process and the purpose of the four-day pre-orientation session. Head student Ruth Daniels explains that the program was designed to inform minority and international students of the…

According to Dean Gehring, an increased interest has been seen from the university faculty and students to recruit a diversified student body. They wanted to recruit students from other socio-economic, racial, and geographic backgrounds. About 12…

Under the student government section of the Richmond College report, the sponsoring of Black Student Day is discussed. The Senate sponsored a day for black students from the Richmond area to be guests on campus in the month of April. An informative…

This is a letter from Austin Grigg, Dean of the University of Richmond, to Allix James, President of the Virginia Union University, a historically black university in Richmond, Virginia. The letter asks if there are any Virginia Union Students…

This is a letter from Austin Grigg, Dean of the University of Richmond, to University President George M. Modlin. The letter outlines the various administrative efforts employed by the University to comply with Department of Health, Education and…

University of Richmond dean, Austin E. Grigg, wrote this letter to the principal of Carver High School, Mr. William A. Brown, to inform him that the University of Richmond now offers financial aid under all Federal Funding programs. In the letter,…

This letter written on March 24, 1972 is a report from Dean Austin E. Grigg to President Heilman about the Southern Regional Educational Board Conference on Minority Students at Historically White Campuses that he attended on March 23-24, 1972. He…

In this Collegian article, student Doug Hanks sheds light on the Black student experience on campus from the perspective of Black students. At the time of this article’s publication, there were 88 Black undergraduates, only 3.5% of the student…

This December 9, 1981 letter is a response from University of Richmond President E. Bruce Heilman to U.S. Council for the International Year of Disabled Persons President Alan A. Reich. In the letter, Heilman assures Reich of the University's…
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