History and Governance

University Mission Statement

Washington and Lee University provides a liberal arts education that develops students' capacity to think freely, critically, and humanely and to conduct themselves with honor, integrity, and civility. Graduates will be prepared for life-long learning, personal achievement, responsible leadership, service to others, and engaged citizenship in a global and diverse society.

Board of Trustees

Information on the Board of Trustees' current and past membership, leadership, committees, charter and bylaws.

Fact Book

The Washington and Lee University Fact Book began as an official volume of the University's Self-Study Report which was submitted to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in March 1978 as part of the re-accreditation process. In recent years, it has been trimmed to eliminate information readily available in other University publications.