Spiritual and Religious Life

Spiritual and Religious Life

While Washington and Lee University is a non-sectarian institution, we realize that spirituality is part of a student's holistic development. We provide programs, resources and spaces for all students to learn, explore and grow.

Religious Gatherings

Lexington is home to several churches of many denominations that are attended by students, faculty, staff and community members alike. In addition, there are many student-led clubs and organizations focused on bringing students together to practice faith on campus.


The center for Jewish life on campus and in the community, Washington and Lee Hillel is your Jewish home away from home. Inclusive and pluralistic, dedicated to offering the entire community opportunities to engage in all facets of Jewish life, Hillel builds Jewish identity by nurturing intellectual and spiritual growth, supporting interfaith engagement and robust community service work.


W&L has a campus chapter of InterVarsity, a student-led Christian campus ministry group that offers outreach opportunities, Scripture study, discipleship and building relationships primarily through weekly small groups as well as large group meetings and conferences.

Reformed University Fellowship

The Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) at W&L is a community of students that offers a safe environment for asking questions about faith, life, work, relationships, and the Gospel of Christ.

Religious Life

Shaping Traditions

"My earliest memories are of running around under the table with my cousins during my family’s own weekly Shabbat dinners, and now I am one of the 'adults' putting together these celebrations for fellow students."