Initiatives and Events

University Committee on Inclusiveness and Campus Climate

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.

Global and Diverse Society

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.

The History of African-Americans at W&L

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.

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

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.

Race and Justice in America

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.