The Office of Inclusion and Engagement (OIE) supports Washington and Lee University's mission by striving to foster a culture in which all community members feel entirely welcome and able to participate in everything the university has to offer.
Office of Diversity and Inclusion
A student-led annual celebration of black literary culture opened the Student Association for Black Unity’s programming for Black History Month at Washington and Lee University.
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.
From Lexington to London, Faith E. Pinho '18 has had a vast array of experiences.
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The university's Office of Diversity and Inclusion presents a month-long schedule of events, including film screenings, lectures and discussions.
The daughter of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will give the keynote address during W&L's annual multi-day observance of King’s birthday.
A grant from the Endeavor Foundation allowed Yoko Koyama '19 and Maren Lundgren '18 to open a store in Cameroon that will fund transportation for local children to go to middle school in a neighboring town.
Angel Vela de la Garza Evia ‘18 learned that research is two parts patience, two parts fun with lasers
Elena Diller '17 and Caroline Todd '17 saw a need for more perspective in academics — so they got to work.
Dancer, choreographer, musician, mathematician: Elliot Emadian '17 has many roles, both on and off the stage.
Steven Yeung '17 has been in classrooms from Lexington to Ghana to Shanghai and back — and now plans to run a classroom in Japan.
Amirah S. Ndam Njoya ‘17 believes leadership, travelling, service, and scholarship are all vital parts of the W&L experience.
Guen splits his time between hiking the mountains of Rockbridge and traveling the world.
LaPointe, who says his personal motto is "being genuine goes a long way," is a world traveler, professional debater, and Johnson Scholar.
Karishma Patel '18 loves finding the intersections of technology and business - while studying abroad in Madrid.
MK Moran's work with the LGBTQ Resource Center at Washington and Lee is impacting student perspectives.
Meet Andrew Mah ‘18, an accomplished mathematician who found an unlikely passion - spiders!
Meet Yolanda Yang ‘18, who has traveled to China and back to discover the true purpose of cinematic censorship. Yang and study partner Savannah Kimble ’18 conducted research on this project in 2017 under the auspices of a grant from the Endeavor Foundation.
Alex Meilech '18 has experienced tradition - from Lexington, Virginia to Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Gilbert Bailon, editor of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, will deliver the keynote address at Washington and Lee University’s 60th Institute of Media Ethics on Nov. 13 at 5:30 p.m. in the Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons.
Joseph Carens, professor of political science at the University of Toronto, will lecture at Washington and Lee University on Nov. 6 at 4:30 p.m. in the Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons.
Winnifred F. Sullivan, professor and chair in the department of religious studies at the University of Indiana at Bloomington, will lecture at Washington and Lee University on Oct. 26 at 5:30 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library, with a reception at 5 p.m. prior to the lecture.
American author and public speaker Taylor Branch will give a talk at Washington and Lee University on Nov. 3, at 5 p.m. in Lee Chapel. Branch will speak about “Scalawags and Big Government: How Racial History Warps Politics.” It is free and open to the public.
Seth Michelson, an assistant professor of Spanish at Washington and Lee University, will give a poetry reading on the Ethics of Citizenship on Oct. 26 from 12:15–1:20 p.m. in Hillel Multipurpose Room.
Comedian Julie Goldman will give a performance at Washington and Lee University on Thursday, Oct. 8, at 8 p.m. in the Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons. This performance is free and open to the public.
Melissa S. Lane, the Class of 1943 Professor of Politics at Princeton University, will lecture at Washington and Lee University on Oct. 8 at 5 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library. The event is free and open to the public.
The Africana Studies Program of Washington and Lee University will host actor, author and intellectual Charles Reese on Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Johnson Theater of the Lenfest Center for the Performing Arts.
Myrlie Evers-Williams, author, civil rights activist and past chair of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), will be the keynote speaker for Black History Month at Washington and Lee University. Her talk will be Tuesday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m. in the First Baptist Church with a reception to follow.
Roslyn McCallister Brock, chairman of the national board of directors for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), will highlight a series of lectures, panel discussions and performances as Washington and Lee holds its annual observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day this month.
Jesmyn Ward, the Paul and Debra Gibbons Professor of Creative Writing at Tulane University, will give a public talk at Washington and Lee University on Wednesday, Nov. 12, at 4:30 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Center.
Ann Morning, associate professor of sociology at New York University, will give a lecture at Washington and Lee University on Monday, Sept. 22, at 4:30 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons.
To ignite serious inquiry and thoughtful conversation about the complex issue of racial justice in America, the new Mudd Center for Ethics at Washington and Lee University will host a year-long lecture series, "Race and Justice in America."
A film screening of the documentary "Brother Outsider" on the life and work of civil rights activist Bayard Rustin will be shown on Monday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons.
Donna Brazile, the veteran political strategist, will deliver the keynote speech of Washington and Lee University's celebration of the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. on Sunday, Jan. 26, at 5:30 p.m. in Lee Chapel on the W&L campus. Her talk is free and open to the public. There will be a reception and book signing in Evans Hall following the address.
Outlaw and the Federalist Society, two Washington and Lee University School of Law student groups, will sponsor a public debate, presenting the conservative cases for and against gay marriage on Wednesday, April 4, at 6 p.m. in Lee Chapel. The debate is free and open to the public. Andrew Sullivan, a nationally renowned journalist and […]