Employee Resource Groups

Newcomers Club

New to Washington and Lee? The Newcomers Club sponsors various events to welcome the newest members of our community and provide opportunities for new faculty and staff to become acquainted. Activities are open to those hired in the last three years. Contact Andrea Velásquez to join the Newcomers Facebook group.

Office Professionals Network (OPN)

The Office Professionals Network embodies W&L's commitment to fostering an inclusive, innovative, and effective organizational culture by providing high-quality, accessible professional development programming and community building opportunities, with an emphasis on enhancing the skills and knowledge as well as increasing belonging and wellbeing of university staff. OPN operates in the spirit of W&L's motto "Non Incautus Futuri" - not unmindful of the future - by modeling the way with forward-thinking and mindful leadership.

Pride at W&L - W&L LGBTQ Employee Resource Group

Pride Professionals is an affinity group dedicated to bringing together employees who identify within the LGBTQ+ community, in any capacity, in order to find connections with each other and build a community. We host several events during the calendar year and would be glad to hear from members about additional interests for events or gatherings. Interested employees should contact Jake Reeves, Assistant Director for LGBTQ+ Life (jreeves@wlu.edu) or Andrea Velasquez, Manager of Work-Life and Employee Leave Programs (velasqueza@wlu.edu) to be put on our list serve.

Professionals of Color

Professionals of Color is an affinity group dedicated to bringing together employees who identify as underrepresented minorities, in order to find connections with each other and build a community. We host several events during the calendar year and would be glad to hear from members about additional interests for events or gatherings. Interested employees should contact Andrea Velásquez, Manager of Work-Life and Employee Leave Programs (velasqueza@wlu.edu) to be put on our list serve.