University Committee on Inclusiveness and Campus Climate (UCICC) reports to the President and is charged to provide guidance to the President and other members of the university as we build a supportive, inclusive and diverse community and create a climate open and welcoming to persons from diverse backgrounds.
Initiatives and Events
As part of the first-year Orientation Week, entering students participate in a the "Global and Diverse Society" program that has featured national speakers on topics of diversity.
In August 2013, Washington and Lee President Kenneth P. Ruscio asked a special working group to begin examining the role of African Americans in the history of the University. This group has developed a preliminary timeline as one of its first projects.
W&L hosts an annual week-long celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., including a birthday party, a Community Reflections Dinner, lectures and panel discussions and an annual keynote address.
In 2014-15, fifty years after the landmark passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 1965 Voting Rights Act, W&L's Mudd Center for Ethics engaged in a year-long examination of race and justice in America. Through a series of speakers and events, the W&L community examined continuing racial inequalities and how, if at all, a just society should respond to them.