Office of Inclusion and Engagement
Washington and Lee's mission includes preparing graduates for engaged citizenship in a global and diverse society. To accomplish this objective, students need the ability to interact with highly talented peers, faculty and staff who represent a broad range of backgrounds and perspectives. In the university's strategic plan, President Will Dudley explained why it is important to have wide representation on campus. "Attracting talented people from all demographic groups is critical to our ability to provide the finest possible education," he wrote. "Competing successfully for the most talented students, faculty and staff will strengthen our national reputation, which will assist our efforts to build the highest quality educational community."
Gifts supporting the Office of Inclusion and Engagement will help fund:
- Existing and future programming that builds on the university's commitment to honor, integrity and civility
- Future staffing needs to enhance and create programs that best serve W&L students
- Student resources such as the food pantry, the lending library for textbooks and academic materials, and the professional wardrobe closet