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 was reconfigured and renovated as part of the Richard L. Duchossois Athletic and Recreation Center project that was completed in the fall of 2020 at a cost of nearly 48 million dollars. The Fitness Center is a nearly 9,000 square foot facility that features floor space for free weights, strength and cardio equipment. The renovation allowed for a dedicated med ball impact area and PLAE resilient flooring throughout the facility. The space is equipped with cardio machines, Body Masters strength equipment, a full line of dumbbells and strength equipment, 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.