Opportunities for Students

The John M. McDaniel Fund

THE JOHN M. McDANIEL FUND is a permanently endowed fund established in 2014 by classmates, friends and former students of John McDaniel ’64 to recognize his outstanding career as a Professor of Anthropology/Archeology at his alma mater. The purpose of the fund is to support community outreach in the Anthropology/Archeology program and will be administered by the director of the programs.

James G. Leyburn Scholars Program in Anthropology

The Department offers the opportunity for students to participate in archaeological and ethnographic fieldwork, as well as cultural resource management, during the summer. This has been done under the auspices of the James G. Leyburn program, an endowed program that allows undergraduates and alumni working in anthropology to compete for stipends.

Honor Societies

The Department brought two student Honors Societies to Washington and Lee University in 2008.

Field Experiences

Students benefit from first-hand encounters with archaeological sites and materials.

Study Abroad Programs

Faculty in the department have offered several Spring Term Abroad options for students, while summer research programs in the United States and abroad are offered through other institutions.

Research Resources

The Department has access to many research resources in sociology and anthropology online and through the Leyburn Library.