Religious Life

While Washington and Lee University is a non-sectarian institution, we realize that spirituality is a part of a student's holistic development. We provide programs, resources, and spaces for all students to learn, grow, and explore.

Religious Life Staff

Jennifer Hagin
Area Director for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
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Jennifer has 15 years experience developing student leaders through InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. She enjoys equipping people to study the Bible for themselves and engaging with hard questions that come up when investigating Christianity or trying to live it out in the modern world. She graduated from UNC Chapel Hill and has a MA in Evangelism and Leadership from Wheaton College. For fun she enjoys running, hiking area mountains and cooking with friends.

Mohamed Kamara
Campus Muslim Student Advisor
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Mohamed is Associate Professor of French at Washington and Lee and the current Head of the Africana Studies Program. Mohamed's teaching and research interests include French language as well as French and Francophone literatures and cultures, with specific focus on African and Eighteenth century French women writers, colonial education and human rights. Mohamed is also a founding member of Rockbridge Interfaith and a board member of CARE Rockbridge. As faculty advisor to campus Muslim students and the W&L African Society, he is a member of the Religious Staff in the Office of Inclusion and Engagement. Mohamed is married to Tida Dramé and has two children, Adama and Musa.

Reformed University Fellowship Campus Minister

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Director of Jewish Life

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Campus Resources and Worship Rooms

Interfaith Resource Center
Interfaith Resource Center
The Interfaith Resource Center is located in the Hillel House on the second floor. The center has resources about different world religions and is open to anyone of any religion. It also provides a place for students to meet with their faith leaders and a place for students to meet with other students of different religions

Hillel House
Hillel House
The 7,000 square foot LEED-certified Hillel House opened in September 2010. The facility includes the E Café, a Kosher dairy dining facility with indoor and outdoor seating, a sanctuary/multipurpose room, free student Wi-Fi, comfortable study spaces, a lounge area with cable television and state-of-the-art meeting spaces.

Sacred Space
Sacred Space
A dedicated and consecrated room set aside for prayer, contemplation and meditation, located in Elrod Commons Room 233. It is available for individuals during regular Elrod Commons hours and may be reserved in advance for small group gatherings.