Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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As the drinking age rises after federal legislation, William Leftwich, Vice President of Student Affairs, believes the social scene on campus will change. To study and adapt to these changes, the faculty council is appointing a faculty committee to…

Pi Kappa Alpha's description in The Web 1983 features the phrase "once you go Black you never go back" that promotes stereotypes about interracial relationships.

In Phi Kappa Sigma's paragraph in the 1979 yearbook, they joke that is has been a hard year for the fraternity, because amongst other things, such as "the recent shortage of recreational drugs in the Richmond area" and the "the crash of the…

In the Web yearbooks from this time, the fraternities would fill their paragraphs with inside jokes. One of them in the 1973 yearbook was, "Play 'Dixie', you turkeys." Two years earlier in 1973, the Richmond College S.G.A. Senate had voted to to…

The text on the 1961 Kappa Alpha spread explains that it was created at Washington and Lee University in 1865, and is the "only national fraternity which bases its principles upon the life of an actual person—Robert E. Lee." The fraternity "is…

The first Jewish fraternity at the University of Richmond arrived in 1954-- the Upsilon Rho chapter of Alpha Epsilon Pi.

The Phi Kappa Sigma spread in 1948 explains that, "With a desire in everyone's mind for something different along the lines of social activity the [Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity] committee for such drafted plans for an 'Apache Party,' and on the night…

This letter was written in response to a very controversial letter written by faculty member Janet Kotler about fraternities and the little sister programs. Voltz is stating that Kotler's opinion is ignorant and biased. She explains that it is their…

A few members of Phi Delt's executive board responded to articles in the previous issue of the Collegian. These articles pertained to poor decisions made by Phi Delt brothers. One brother pulled down the dress of a Westhampton College sophomore and…

This opinion piece by Eric Berger is a rebuttal to Business School professor Janet Kotler's controversial letter condemning sexist acts done by fraternities in general, and specifically by a member of Lambda Chi Alpha. He believed she was speaking…
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