Multicultural Life

Casa Hispánica

Casa Hispánica is a themed residence for upper-division students interested in communicating in Spanish and enhancing their knowledge of the numerous and different Hispanic cultures. Both inside and outside the house, Casa residents share meals and activities related to the Hispanic world.

Global Service House

The Global Service House is an upper-division themed residence that provides a focus for internationalism, a locale for increased cross-cultural engagement, and a visible home for service activity at the University.

Hillel House

The 7,000 square foot LEED-certified Hillel House opened in September 2010. The facility includes the E Café, a Kosher dairy dining facility with indoor and outdoor seating, a sanctuary/multipurpose room, free student Wi-Fi, comfortable study spaces, a lounge area with cable television and state-of-the-art meeting spaces.

John Chavis House

The Chavis House is a University owned and maintained theme house for upper-division students. It is named for Washington and Lee University's first African American student, Rev. John Chavis. The common space in the Chavis House is considered open university space and is a central congregating point for many of the African American community.

ODI Resource Room

The ODI Resource Room is located in Room 339 of the Commons. The Resource Room offers books, videos and other educational materials about all aspects of diversity and includes ethnic cultures, religions, sexual orientation and gender identity.