Crime Awareness and Campus Public Safety Report
This campus awareness and public safety information is presented in accordance with the required reporting under the Clery Act ("The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act," formerly The Campus Security Act of 1990), as amended, including specifically the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (a 2013 amendment to the Campus Security Act), and the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act, as amended, and the applicable Higher Education Amendments, including the Higher Education Reauthorization Act of 1998, as amended.
Washington and Lee University is a private liberal arts institution, comprising a community of just over 3,000 people (approximately 1,866 undergraduates, 381 law students, and 1,173 faculty and staff in ongoing positions) within the borders of a 325-acre campus. Approximately 1,450 students and 37 faculty and staff members live in university-owned housing. While the Washington and Lee campus and the City of Lexington are relatively safe places, neither community is immune from incidents of crime.