Initiatives

Affirmation of Freedom of Expression at Washington and Lee University

In December 2015, the University Committee on Inclusiveness and Campus Climate unanimously approved the University of Chicago 2015 “Statement on Freedom of Expression” and the AAC&U 2006 “Statement on Academic Freedom and Educational Responsibility” as guiding documents for how we think about freedom of expression on our campus.

General Education Review

A review of our General Education (Foundations and Distributions Requirement) program commenced in the late fall of 2018 with this jointly elected and appointed faculty committee.

Graduate Fellowship Reports

The Director of Fellowships, in collaboration with the Graduate Fellowships Committee, supports Washington and Lee students and recent alumni applying for nationally competitive fellowships. This report summarizes student engagement with the fellowships process, as well as the outcome of student applications.

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Events

Each year in January, W&L celebrates the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a series of events designed to commemorate his life and legacy. During this week long celebration, we feature several different events, ranging from student-led discussions on social change, to the traditional children's birthday party, to our featured MLK speaker. Our commemoration of Dr. King is also conceived of as a learning opportunity for our students and for our entire community.

Quality Enhancement Plan

Read about the Academic Immersion and Mentoring program (AIM) designed to provide a select group of students early access to campus resources during a 5-week summer program leading up to their First-Year Experience and continuing throughout their career at W&L.

Science, Society and the Arts

Science, Society, and the Arts is a multi-disciplinary conference at which Washington and Lee undergraduate and law students present original work to an audience of their peers, faculty, and staff. Everyone from the Washington and Lee community is welcome to attend any of the events!

Washington and Lee University: Education and History

In 2017-18, building on our highly impactful "History in the Public Sphere" project, we have planned a series of events, speakers, gatherings, and forums that will all contribute to the ongoing study of our history and our culture.

Winter 2019 Library Use Survey

This survey asks about usage of the Leyburn Library space and facility by students and faculty. It was designed by the University Library Committee and circulated by the Provost.