Chavis House

Location: 10 Lee Avenue
Floors: 2
Coed: by Room
Room Types: Singles
Residents: 5
Air Conditioning: Yes
On-Site Laundry Room: Yes; Shared with residents of Casa Hispanica
Assigned: by Application

The Chavis House is named for Washington and Lee University's first African-American student, Reverend John Chavis. Reverend Chavis completed his studies at Liberty Hall (former name of W&L) in 1799.  The Chavis House is considered open University space and is a central congregating point for many in the African-American and Black campus community.  In addition to providing student housing, the Chavis House provides a physical space on campus where African-American and Black (and other ethnic/racial minority) cultures and traditions are actively appreciated. The Chavis House includes a living room, large dining area, sun-room, and open kitchen which are all great community spaces for organizational meetings, programming, and dialogue. The house is located at 10 Lee Avenue, which is within great proximity to main campus, campus services (such as registrar, mailroom, and student health), and downtown Lexington.

Each Bedroom Contains:
one twin XL (extra long) bed with mattress
one wooden desk
one desk chair
one dresser (4 drawers)
one closet
wireless internet
*XFINITY On CampusTM is included with on-campus housing!

Have a GPA .5 points greater than the automatic rule
Preference is given to active members of MSA, PRIDE, and other groups that promote diversity

Expectations of Residents:
Be neat, considerate, and willing to maintain and encourage the open environment the house enjoys
No smoking within 50 yards of the house
Adhere to the University Housing Alcohol policy
*Adopted by the Student Multicultural Advisory Committee

Floor Plans:
First Floor
Second Floor