The Native American Cohort, which was created by faculty and staff with native heritage, aims to illuminate Native American history and culture, beginning with special events for Native American Heritage Month in November.
The popular pre-orientation program for first-year students at Washington and Lee University this year added a trip dedicated to black history and the civil rights movement.
Screaming Minks rugby, the oldest sports club at W&L, this year capped a season of hard work and camaraderie with a trip to the national championship.
For Women's History Month, the W&L Outing Club hosted a series of events to highlight and encourage female participation and leadership in outdoor adventure.
The Geology and Archaeology departments collaborated with W&L's Outing Club to create a fun, educational hike just a short drive from Lexington.
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Garrett Clinton '20 says attending W&L is "like being dropped into a pool of opportunities.''
At W&L, a combination of incredible courses, extracurricular opportunities and a warm community made for an experience Will Shannon '19 calls "uniquely mine."
At W&L, sustainability starts with a seed and blossoms into sea change. Take a peek inside our gardening and composting effort to see how it's impacting our community — and the future.
Becoming a part of the Outing Club at Washington and Lee completely changed Matt Richards's college experience. "My time with the Outing Club has without a doubt had the biggest impact on my time here," he said.
Washington Break at W&L is about exploration, whether that discovery involves Texas mountaintops, Japanese culture or career opportunities in New York.
Andy Smithey '20 is editor-in-chief of a new student publication, founded by Liv Cooper '20 and Genna Feirson '20, that aims to amplify unheard voices on campus.
The Office of Inclusion and Engagement planned a host of events to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Take our slideshow for a quick spin to relive the excitement.
Hannah Denham '20 has combined business journalism with women and gender studies at W&L to create a liberal arts education that suits her interests and ambition.
What A Racket, a nonprofit community service organization founded by Catherine Savoca '19, teaches Rockbridge-area kids the fundamentals of tennis and fitness.
Women in Technology workshops introduced Ruopeng Zhang '21 and Caroline Blackmon '19 to basic web development in a collaborative and fun environment. They urge other students to take advantage of the next round of workshops.
Members of the W&L Outing Club spent a recent Saturday cleaning graffiti from rocks at Devil’s Marbleyard.
Whether he's working with the Williams Investment Society or playing jazz guitar, Joe Wen '19 makes the most of his W&L experience.
The weekly coffeehouse event took a chilling turn to celebrate All Hallows' Eve.
Dannick Kenon '19, who plans to attend law school and devote his career to positive social change, has co-founded a new student publication at W&L called The Vigil.
The house's new Bike Shop offers free and low-cost rentals, lessons on bike maintenance, and opportunities for exploring the outdoors on two wheels.
Whether she's leading the Student Association for Black Unity, acting in a play or volunteering in the community as a Bonner Scholar, Sasha Edwards '20 is ever mindful that education can happen anywhere.
Jesse Evans '20 spent his summer ensuring that this year's summit, which took place Sept. 21-22, would be a success.
A philanthropic twist on AirBnB, W&L's Habitat Hotel raises thousands for much-needed affordable housing in Rockbridge.
Paddling excursions hosted by W&L's Outing Club this summer gave employees and families a chance to play while students were away.
Bob Chandler ’92 charts his own course as co-owner of omnichannel retailer Tactics.
As the incoming EC president, Elizabeth Mugo ’19 wants to make all students feel that they, too, have a place at W&L.
W&L Outing Club's latest international trip took 15 cyclists on a bike tour through Italy.
More than any other experience at W&L, the Outing Club has taught Bowen Spottswood '18 about living life joyfully.
Truth Iyiewuare '18 looks back at his growth as a member—and then president—of the Student Association for Black Unity at W&L.
Courtney Hauck '18 looks forward to continuing her debt-free education with a fellowship to Columbia Law School.
Senior Stephanie Williams '18 says W&L's First-Generation Low-Income Partnership (FLIP) gave her support to overcome obstacles and mentor other low-income students.
Matthew Rickert '18 completed the daunting task of updating the "Outing Club Guidebook."
Ayo Ehindero ’21 and Julia Habiger ’21 created an initiative to bridge the gap between Greek life and minority students.
Reese and two friends brought the First-Generation Low-Income Partnership to W&L, where it provides resources and a voice for students.
The FLIP program at W&L was proposed by students who saw a need for more resources on campus.
Washington Break gave students a chance for learning and personal development, as well as all-out fun.
The event celebrated many individual and student accomplishments.
Students gathered at the bouldering wall in the Outing Club Barn to reach new heights in a friendly competition.
Women in Technology and Science gives girls from local middle and elementary schools an opportunity to perform science experiments in all disciplines during the academic year.
Washington and Lee students took to the court on Jan. 14 to raise money for a local nonprofit and celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr.
Money Matters Week, sponsored by the First-Generation Low-Income Partnership at W&L, runs Oct. 1-6.
Check in with head sherpas as they pack for Appalachian Adventure, one of W&L's Leading Edge pre-orientation programs for first-year students.
For many students at Washington and Lee, the Outing Club is about more than outdoor adventure — it’s about finding a place that feels a little bit like home.
Washington and Lee students are on the move thanks to a robust collection of club sports, intramurals and exercise classes.
W&L's undergraduate mock trial team is now ranked 16th nationally.
Brett Becker '18 and the W&L Pre-Dental Club teamed up with Rockbridge Area Health Center to distribute dental supplies to more than 700 local children.
Guen splits his time between hiking the mountains of Rockbridge and traveling the world.
Many individual and student accomplishments were recognized at this year's LEAD Banquet on April 2.
Whether they were doing service work in Birmingham, touring firms in NYC, or climbing an ice-encrusted mountain in New Hampshire, Washington and Lee students made the most of Washington Break.
Meet Lenny Enkhbold '17, a computer scientist with a passion for the outdoors, who isn't afraid to have a good laugh.
Meet Harry Lustig ‘17, a scholar-explorer who’s hiked everywhere from the Blue Ridge to Alaska.
Taylor Gulotta '17 discusses the challenges and rewards of stage managing the fall 2016 Bentley Musical "The Theory of Relativity."
The new musical, inspired by the actual stories of the millennial generation, celebrates the connections that unite and define us. .
Co-directors of W&L Student Consulting keep their teams organized to deliver for the client.
Washington and Lee's Outing Club travels to Nepal for eight-day Khumbu trek.
Accounting and Business Administration major lends her planning skills to the annual Souper Bowl benefit for the Campus Kitchen Backpack Program.
A group of Washington and Lee students spent February break constructing a bio-sand water filter for a school in Belmopan, Belize.
The General Flyers club draws on engineering skills and IQ Center resources to design and fabricate an unmanned, electric-powered, radio-controlled aircraft.
"It is the strength of community and society that really makes W&L more than simply another great university."
"One of my goals is to bring Hillel to the students — to show them that we're here, and that we're here for everyone. ".
"My W&L experience is defined by a multitude of activities, academics, and opportunities."
"At W&L you learn so much more in your interactions with others than what you see in the classroom."
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"This university can open many doors for its students, most of them unexpected."
Sophomore Brett Becker has started the Pre-dental Club for Washington and Lee students who want to study dentistry and to volunteer in the community.
"Both my academic and extracurricular involvement have fostered an interest in entrepreneurship, which has led me to work for a startup through Venture for America next year."
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