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
Area Director for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
Email Jennifer Hagin
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.
Campus Muslim Student Advisor
Email Mohamed Kamara
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
Email Lewis Lovett
Lewis and his wife, Maggie (W&L Class of '07) have lived in Lexington since May of 2015. Lewis is a graduate of Wofford College and Covenant Theological Seminary. The Lovetts have three daughters: Ellie Kate (5), Ruthie (4), and Caroline (1). When they're not spending time with college students, the Lovetts enjoy playing in the mountains and enjoying good food with good friends! They love living back in Lexington where Lewis and Maggie got married in Lee Chapel in 2008. Discover RUF at W&L.
Maggie Shapiro Haskett
Director of Jewish Life
Email Maggie Shapiro Haskett
Margaret (Maggie) serves as a member of the Student Affairs professional staff and is responsible for advising Jewish student organizations and developing programming that enhances the Jewish student experience. In addition, Maggie oversees the day-to-day operation of the Hillel House. Maggie serves as a member of the university's campus ministry team under the Office of Inclusion and Engagement, work with the Admissions office on recruitment of Jewish students, and the Development Office. Learn more about Hillel.
Director of Catholic Campus Ministries
Email Andrew Newman
As the Catholic Campus Minister for Washington and Lee, Andrew maintains an active faith life in the Lexington community. Andrew also enjoys backpacking and hiking in the outdoors, and is often times roaming the Blue Ridge Mountains when away from his desk.
Campus Resources and Worship Rooms
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
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.
A dedicated and consecrated room set aside for prayer, contemplation and meditation, located in Elrod Commons Room 319. It is available for individuals during regular Elrod Commons hours and may be reserved in advance for small group gatherings.