Black Student Leadership Conference The conference is the vehicle utilized to create and empower this diverse collegiate leadership group, who attend predominantly white colleges and universities. NBSLDC is an intensive interactive three-day leadership experience.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration January 19 - 27, 2013 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is celebrated on the campus of Washington and Lee University with a birthday party for the children of the community, a lecture delivered by a distinguished guest who embodies the spirit of Dr. King, and a time of remembrance.
Black History Month Historian Carter G. Woodson is credited with creating the concept of a period of reflection on the accomplishments, history, and culture of African Americans. Established on February 12, 1926, the celebration was just a week long and occurred that week to honor the births of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. In 1976, the celebration was expanded to an entire month to celebrate the country's bicentennial. In 2000, President Bill Clinton proclaimed February as National African American History Month. As a part of W&L's celebration of Black History Month, the university invites a prominent African American to campus to lecture.
The Rites of Passage Conference RPC is a regionally based conference designed especially for undergraduate members and advisors of African-American Collegiate Greek Lettered Fraternities and Sororities.
Women's History Month During Women's History Month, Washington and Lee seeks not only to recognize the history and achievements of women, it also seeks to honor the women on the campus at all levels.
Donning of Kente Ceremony Washington and Lee University began participating in the Donning of the Kente Ceremony in 2006, inspired by Kristen Evans of the class of 2006.