Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This article describes the Lambda Coalition and the purpose of the organization to create a space for the LGBTQ community on the University of Richmond campus. Members of the organization share testaments of how the coalition works to raise…

Westhampton College student, Laura M. Green, attempts to describe the details regarding Greek life, and more specifically, sororities. She explains the roles of the National Panhellenic Council (NPC), the College Panhellenic Association (CPA), and…

Director of student activities, Max Vest, believes that there is a lack of student interest when it comes to sororities at the University of Richmond. He states that he has “never had an inquiry about sororities from students.” Dean of…

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…

University of Richmond student, John B. Hesch, writes a letter to the Editors of the Collegian to explain his stance on the new two part policy adopted by The Baptist General Association of Virginia. This policy requires all Baptist related academic…

Due to the increase in drinking age in Virginia, the social life at the University of Richmond is under scrutiny. UR faculty made a motion to create a committee that would investigate and review the social life on campus, particularly the social life…

This article describes more of the details concerning the first sorority rush at the University of Richmond. 24 out of the 26 national sororities that are a part of the National Panhellenic Council will showcase a presentation to a committee made up…

This article focuses on the social event and atmosphere surrounding Pig Roast. Although predominantly Greek life “based”, Pig Roast is open to the whole university community. Despite this fact, many students outside of Greek life are…

University of Richmond President, Richard Morrill, orders the Commission on Diversity to address the multiple incidents’ of minority students experiencing racism on campus. All aspects of racism will be reviewed by the commission including the…

The writer of this letter claims that the University of Richmond lacks in diversity due to the social scene that is centered around Greek Life. Although they admit to failing to receive a bid during rush, they remain confident that their observations…
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