About the Shepherd Program

Program Overview

The Shepherd Program integrates academic study and learning through service and reflection; it endeavors to inform our students about poverty and what can be done to foster human capabilities for communities and individuals who have been left behind in domestic and international development; and in keeping with our university mission to cultivate a readiness to sacrifice on behalf of others, the Shepherd Program seeks to offer opportunities for students to acquire skills and qualities of character that dispose them to serve communities and disadvantaged individuals

Faculty and Staff

Meet the Director, Staff and Faculty associated with the Shepherd Program.

Shepherd Consortium

Washington and Lee is leading the effort to create a national movement to expand poverty and human capability studies at other colleges and universities through collaboration among member institutions.