Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This article covers the creation of the group ‘Women Involved in Sorority Establishment’ (W.I.S.E.) and the work that Westhampton College students did in order to advocate for bringing sororities on campus. Westhampton College junior,…

The author of this letter, who is the feature editor of the Citadel literary magazine, advertises their "Parade of Southern Belles" feature, which he asserts "is not a beauty contest, but more of a parade or exhibit of Southern girls." He then asks…

This article describes the first-ever sorority rush that takes place at the University of Richmond. The specific number of meeting attendees, rushees, and sororities are revealed alongside detailed descriptions for the rush process. The National…

In this letter, Dewey E. Dodds in representation of the Office for Civil Rights of the Department of Education informs President E. Bruce Heilman that there had been a complaint filed on January 22, 1981 against the university because according to…

This is the second letter sent to President E. Bruce Heilman by Dewey Dodds, Director of Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights, regarding the compliance review of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Dewey reiterates that this…

This article from the Collegian in 1989 features quotes from University of Richmond students who attended the pro-choice rally organized by the National Organization for Women (NOW) in Washington, D.C. on April 9, 1989 in support of the 1973 Roe v.…

This article describes a guest speaker, Virginia Hackney, who was a T.C. Williams Law School graduate and chairman of the Business Law Committee of the Virginia Association. Hackney spoke at the "Focus '82" program, a conference "oriented towards…

The article described a Mortar Board sponsored forum on Title IX held at the University and indicated that students received few concrete answers due to a pending court decision on whether the University’s athletic programs violated the sex…

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…

This Collegian article describes the Women's Lifestyle Committee's annual "Lifestyles Conference," which was held from January 27-29 in the winter of 1978. The theme of 1978 was "Partners in Humanity." The article subtly hints at the state of gender…
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