Non Incautus Futuri "Not Unmindful of the Future"

Mission Statement

Washington and Lee University provides a liberal arts education that develops students' capacity to think freely, critically, and humanely and to conduct themselves with honor, integrity, and civility. Graduates will be prepared for life-long learning, personal achievement, responsible leadership, service to others, and engaged citizenship in a global and diverse society.


Washington and Lee University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award bachelors degrees, the master of laws, and juris doctor degrees.

Washington and Lee University Strategic Plan

Washington and Lee aspires to be a national model for liberal arts education in the 21st century. Our community of trust and civility, our distinctive curriculum, our commitment to institutional citizenship for the benefit of society, and our beautiful and historic campus, are a potent educational combination.