Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This 1992 Collegian article focuses on a symposium held by the brand new Jepson Leadership School to discuss what leadership is and how best to accomplish it in the Jepson curriculum. The focus was on diversity, and the main goal of the symposium was…

In this 1991 Collegian feature piece, "That's What You Think" the following question is asked to multiple University of Richmond students, "How big a problem do you think rape is on our campus?" Lori Euritt, a senior, states that in "comparison to…

This 1991 article focuses on an announcement made by R. Dean Decker, a biology professor, in which he states that any students who walked out of his class, or were absent during the time of his class would automatically fail the course. This…

This 1963 announcement highlights the "Plantation Party," which was a party held on May Day (May 4th) to "reveal the school at its southern best." The events lined up include an open house art exhibit, a band concert, lantern parade, ballet, and a…

This 1939 announcement is for a Westhampton College production of "Gone With the Wind" that will be performed by WC seniors. The announcement details the women that will be playing each role, as well as the extravagance of the stage with a "black…

This 1927 Collegian article attempts to persuade students to go see the Richmond Senior play at the Strand Theatre. The play being performed is Shenandoah, and is described as a play that everyone will enjoy, "whether from the North or the South in…

This Collegian article reports anxieties about the dining hall exchange at the University of Richmond regarding a misinterpretation of the Coordinate Education Report. The report states that “Separate dining opportunities shall be provided in each…

This Collegian article sheds light on the Richmond gay bar Godfrey’s as a source of refuge for LGBTQ+ students who attend the University of Richmond and wish for an alternative to Greek affiliated events. Common Ground director Glyn Hughes explains…

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…

This article summarizes a discussion concerning the impact of race on social and academic life at the University of Richmond, led by a panel of two University students (Kim Green and Eric Freeman) and four alumni (Travis Williams, Tracy Jansen,…
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