Information and Accommodations

Information & Accommodations

Washington and Lee affirms that diverse perspectives and backgrounds enhance our community. We are committed to the recruitment, enrichment, and retention of students, faculty, and staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points of view, interests, and identities. As engaged citizens in a global and diverse society, we seek to advance a positive learning and working environment for all through open and substantive dialogue.

Employment Accommodations

  • If you have questions about a position or the university application process, email
  • If you require a disability accommodation to participate in the application and selection process, contact the Executive Director of Human Resources at 540-458-8920.

Title IX Compliance

In compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and all other applicable non-discrimination laws, Washington and Lee University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran's status, or genetic information in its educational programs and activities, admissions, and with regard to employment.

  • Inquiries may be directed to Lauren E. Kozak, Title IX Coordinator, Elrod University Commons 306, 540-458-4055, who is designated by the University to coordinate compliance efforts and carry out its responsibilities under Title IX, as well as those under Section 504 and other applicable non-discrimination laws.
  • The Coordinator has designated the following Title IX Assistant Coordinator: Jodi Williams, Executive Director of Human Resources, Two South Main 109, 540-458-8920.
  • Inquiries may also be directed to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education.

Campus Safety

Applicants are advised that Washington and Lee University's most recent Campus Security Report and Fire Safety Report, containing information about W&L's public safety policies and services and annual compilations of campus crime and fire accident statistics, can be found online. Applicants are entitled to a written copy of these reports, which may be obtained by contacting Human Resources at 540-458-8920.


Washington and Lee University participates in E-Verify. For additional information, please review the following posters, E-Verify Participation and Right to Work

Background Checks

Washington and Lee University seeks to provide a safe and productive environment for faculty, staff, students and visitors. To accomplish this goal, the university performs background checks for all positions and for those volunteering at W&L. The background checks may include but not be limited to reviews of criminal history, sex offender registry, degree and employment verification, social media screening and motor-vehicle record checks.

Motor-vehicle record checks will be conducted on full-time administrator and faculty candidates, as well as staff candidates being considered for positions that require use of university vehicles or require a valid driver’s license. Additional motor-vehicle record checks may be performed throughout employment. For positions that require operation of a motor vehicle, checks on convictions shall include misdemeanor traffic violations. If a driving record indicates major violations, (e.g. driving under the influence, reckless driving, driving while license is suspended or revoked, or a pattern of repeated violations), this may be deemed an indication of poor judgment or lack of behavioral control. No offer will be made to a candidate with repeated offenses.

Employees whose positions require driving on university business are required to maintain an unrestricted, valid driver’s license and insurance coverage as long as they are in the position necessitating this requirement. All employees must promptly report any changes in restrictions on their license or insurance coverage to their supervisor and to the Office of Human Resources.

All background checks performed by outside agencies will conform to the Fair Credit Reporting Act. A relevant job-related conviction is grounds for termination of employment or non-selection of an applicant. Falsification of application materials is grounds for termination of employment or non-selection of a candidate. Background checks are administered by the Office of Human Resources.

The University participates in the national E-Verify photo matching tool to match the photograph appearing on some permanent resident cards, employment authorization cards, and U.S. passports with the official U.S. government photograph.