About Us

Athletics Mission Statement

The Washington and Lee University Department of Physical Education, Athletics & Recreation promotes and complements the University’s liberal arts mission. The Department’s fundamental goal is to contribute to a students’ educational experience by enhancing academic learning with health, physical fitness, and wellness.


The Washington and Lee University Fitness Center is a 10,000 sq.ft. complex located in Doremus Gymnasium, a 1900's colonial refurbished building . Originally built in 1914, the refurbishing project, completed in August of 2002, enabled the complex to keep its tall colonial white pillars and columns which give the Fitness Center a very distinctive and unique style intertwined with the fitness equipment. The facility is equipped with 38 pieces of cardio, Body Masters strength equipment, a full line of dumbbells, stability balls, exercise tubing, and medicine balls.


Our policies apply to everyone who uses the facitilty, and are in place for health and safety reasons, including, but not limited to, preventing skin infections, agreeing with best practices of fitness center usage, and preserving the long-term life of the equipment.