Student Clubs and Organizations

Student organizations can register to be recognized by the Office of Student Activities by contacting kgoodwin@wlu.edu. Read more about Executive Committee resources for student organizations, including budget allocations.

OrganizationPurpose/MissionContactCategories
Active Minds Active Minds words towards bettering the W&L community through increasing awareness of issues surrounding mental health, reducing stigma toward people living with mental illness, promoting a general awareness of comprehensive self health, providing students with easy access to information about mental disorders, and serving as a liason between the student body and the mental health community of W&L. Hal Fant Advocacy
Actuarial Club The Actuarial Club's focus is to create a space for prospective actuaries to discuss career-related questions, share exam resources, and solve exam problems. YoungJae Kim
African Society The statement of purpose of the AS is as follows: the W&L African Society is dedicaed to supporting the voices and perspectives of African students on campus, promoting awareness of and interest in African cultures, and serving as a catalyst for discussion and debate about African affairs. Betelihim Haile Diversity
Amnesty International Sawera Khan Service/Volunteer
Ampersand (&) previously known as Muse Muse is a student run literary publication devoted to printing exceptional works of art, poetry and prose. Any undergraduate, law student, faculty or staff member may submit an entry for anonymous review and consideration Darcy Olmstead Publication
Archaeology Club It is the mission of the Archaeology Club to provide resources, support, and networking opportunities to the SOAN student population on campus, espeically those students pursuing archaeology. The club shall achieve this by working with the school's archaeologist and instructor, Donald Gaylard, to organize events and programs for the enrichment and development of archaeology and archaeological research and presentation, and by encouraging a sesne of comraderie between SOAN students who may one day become colleagues. The club shall be open to all students interested in the SOAN department. Bradley French Academic/Professional
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc Jhade Jordan Professional
Alexander Hamilton Society Wes Culp Academic/Professional
Alpha Phi Omega (APO) Morgan Patterson Service/Volunteer
Arts League we strive to promote and encourage art, especially student art, across campus Ruth Dibble Arts (fine and performing)
Badminton Club Robert Salita Club Sports/Recreation
Bead The Change Ellie Davidson Service/Volunteer
BLSA Sabrina Matlock '22L Diversity
CABS (Cognitive and Behavioral Sciences) Jordan Diehl Academic/Professional
Calyx The Calyx has been the University's undergraduate yearbook for more than 100 years. It is a pictoral summary of student life and events during the year. Lourdes Arana Publication
Campus Community Coalition The Campus Community Coalition was founded to promote and facilitate progressive communication, cooperation, and collaboration between the student body, neighboring community, landlords, law enforcement, and the University administration to address issues in our community. Jeffrey Johnsen Service/Volunteer
Campus Kitchen at Washington and Lee The mission of The Campus Kitchens Project is to use service as a way to strengthen bodies, empower minds, and build communities. At the Campus Kitchen at Washington and Lee (CKWL) we combat hunger and promote nutrition by recovering and reusing food that would otherwise go to waste into balanced meals for low-income members of the community in Rockbridge County. Volunteers also develop valuable relationships with clients. We seek to educate our students through providing opportunities for leadership; engaging a distinctive population in our community; initiating new nutrition programs in the community; promoting awareness of nutrition and hunger issues; stimulating research on nutrition, hunger and the means to solve them; and attending national conferences with Campus Kitchen participants across the nation. Although Campus Kitchen provides meals locally, its effort to educate students has national and global significance. Kush Attal Service/Volunteer
Campus Unity Initiative Carissa Rodriguez
Catholic Campus Ministries To Provide opportunities for Catholic students and faculty to practice and deepen their faith Laurie Jones Religious
Chanoyu Tea Society Eli Bradley Diversity
Cheerleading Lilly Mitchell Club Sports/Recreation
Chinese Club Maria Shaw Academic
Club Basketball Sam Smiley (2021) Club Sports/Recreation
Club Golf Turner Gray Club Sports/Recreation
Co-Ed Volleyball Club Joshua Valdez Club Sports/Recreation
College Democrats Purpose/Mission: The W&L College Democrats organization is a group of people with like-minded liberal or left-winged political beliefs who exercise their voices and use their knowledge and experiences to educate and learn from people of other backgrounds while supporting and learning from others in the group about their political beliefs. Major Events: Tabling during Orientation Week Fundraising during Parents Weekend Campaigning during the political season Facilitating debates and forums about various topics of interest Hosting view parties during elections Holding bi-weekly club meetings to discuss events Joint College Democrats and College Republicans flag display on 9/11 Ryan Fulton Civic Engagement
College Republicans To educate and motivate students at Washington and Lee to become more politically involved and active Lucas Flood Civic Engagement
Compost Crew Kim Hodge Service/Volunteer
Contact Committee The Contact Committee's mission is "Bringing the World to Lexington." Contact enhances the education received by all Washington and Lee students by providing opportunities for interaction with the most prolific individuals of contemporary times. Contact Committee seeks to bring a minimum of three high-profile guest speakers to W&L's campus over the course of each academic year. Past speakers include a diverse array of figures such as Jane Goodall, Laverne Cox, Lara Logan, Glenn Greenwald, and Bill Nye. Contact membership is granted through a competitive application and interview process handled within the first month of each Fall Term. Donald LeCompte Professional
Connelly Entrepreneurship Society Bridget Washington Academic/Professional
Crux Climbing Team Mickie Brown Club Sports/Recreation
Disc Golf Levi Lebsack Club Sports/Recreation
Doctors Without Borders Lexi Minutillo Service/Volunteer
Ducks Unlimited Danner Butler '21
Engineering Community Development (ECD) W&L Engineers Without Borders is dedicated to making practical and substantial impacts in both our global and local communities through creative and resourceful engineering projects. We currently work in Pampoyo, Bolivia and San Pedro, Guatemala on the international level. We also work on local projects to improve our local community throughout the year as well. Emma Aldrich Service/Volunteer
Equestriam Team Maggie Phipps '21 Club Sports/Recreation
ESOL To facilitate communication within the increasingly diverse population in Rockbridge County, specifically with the Latino/a population. Provide formal ESOL classes and one-on-one tutoring arrangements, Spanish classes for adults, free translation of documents (Spanish-English/English-Spanish), and a hotline to provide immediate interpreting services. Curry Sherad Service/Volunteer
eSports Tina Jin Recreation
Fancy Dress To plan and throw the annual Fancy Dress Ball Felicity Taylor Social
Feel Good Valerie Puliafico Service/Volunteer
Film Society Production Head: Nolan Zunk Arts
FLIP (First-Gen Low Income Partnership) Jhade Jordan Diversity
Friday Underground Micah Holcomb Arts
Francophone Student Organization The FSO at W&L will make Francophone culture more accessible to all students (regardless of major or class enrollment), the overall Lexington community, and international Francophone students. Our goal is to share interest, enhance curiosity, and increase understanding of the French language, France, and other French-speaking countries. To reach these goals, FSO will provide as many convenient and enjoyable opportunities as possible and will offer continuous meetings and events throughout the year. Treasurer: Isabel Ryan Diversity
Fly Fishing Club Will Gentry Recreation
FYOC (First Year Orientation Committee) Troy Larsen Social
Gender Action Group Ruth Abraham Diversity
General Development Initiative (GenDev) The GenDev, Inc. mission is three-fold: (1) to engage Washington & Lee students in experiential education in social entrepreneurship and international development; (2) to foster in all Washington & Lee graduates a greater sense of international social obligation, irrespective of their field of study; (3) to act as positive ambassadors of the Washington & Lee community by implementing our education in such a way that fosters immediate and sustainable change at home in immigrant communities, as well as abroad in communities located in LDC-regions. Tomasz Paluchowski Service/Volunteer
Generals Activities Board GAB is a student organization whose mission is to promote campus unity and school spirit through concerts and football tailgates. GAB typically will host tailgates for every home football game. Additionally, we put on 3 shows per school year: fall, winter & spring (1 each semester). Our biggest show is typically in the winter. We try to bring a variety of performers in order to appeal to a large portion of the campus. Lindsey Rochelle Recreation
General Admission A capella singing group Grace Pelosky Arts
Generals Discourse This group focuses on discussing problems in the middle east Hayley Huber Civic Engagement
General's Golf Club Turner Gray Club Sports/Recreation
General Nomad Sarah Barry
Gen Tech Danesh Badlani Academic
Queer Liberation Alliance Chase Isbell Diversity
Habitat for Humanity To raise money for the local Habitat for Humanity chapter and to otherwise assist them with their mission. Tanajia Moye-Green Service/Volunteer
Happy Kids, Healthy Kids Robert Masi Service/Volunteer
Hillel Exec Board Sam Bluestone Religion
inGeneral To educate the student body and W&L community on student interest and Lexington related news, as well as give aspiring student writers, photographers, and layout designers the opportunity to practice journalism according to a code of ethics in a professional context. Artistic Director: Killian Green Publication
Interfraternity Council (IFC) Reid Dentner
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship Ashley Hancox Religion
JubiLee JubiLee is W&L's only all female a capella group. Our mission is to contribute to the arts at W&L and entertain the campus community whenver possible. Sarah Concepcion '21 Arts
Latino Student Organization Carolina Rubio Regalado Diversity
Liberty Lex Lexington Liberty is a group of W&L students and faculty, dedicated to the reporting of human rights abuses across the region of Eurasia and the pursuit to find justice for those victimized by regimes in the region. Nick Mosher Civic Engagement
LEAD team Emma Aldrich Academic
LIFT Tiffani Thompson
Love 146 Hannah Kang Civic Engagement
Men's Golf Club Turner Gray Club Sports/Recreation
Men's Lacrosse Club Sports/Recreation
Mindbending Productions To create student run, produced, and written theatre. Estrella Burks Parr Arts
Mock Trial To recreate a hypothetical legal trial, with students participating as lawyers and witnesses and an emphasis on improving students rhetorical skills and public speaking ability Alex Wilkerson Professional
Multicultural Student Association Melissa Yorio Diversity
Nabors Service League The Nabors Service League (NSL) is a student-run community service organization that strives to promote and encourage a spirit of service and to connect service with learning. By creating a volunteer profile, you can stay up to date on service opportunities within your interest areas. In addition to connecting W&L and VMI students with local agencies, the Nabors Service League hosts two community wide service days and a series of events to raise awareness of social justice issues. Danika Brockman Service/Volunteer
National Panhellenic Council Jamie Winslett Social
PAACE PAACE is dedicated to supporting the voices and the perspectives of Asian students on campus. PAACE promotes awareness and fosters interest in all Asian cultures. PAACE serves as an information resource on and forum for the exchanging ideas and experiences about Asian American affairs. Andrea Levan Diversity
Peer Counselors The Peer Counseling Program was developed at the request of students who felt a need to learn how to help their friends who were struggling with problems while in college. The Peers are selected each spring following an application and interview process. These concerned campus leaders receive focused training in the early fall and then participate in an ongoing monthly training program throughout the year. The Peer Counselors have been instrumental in assisting many students on the undergraduate and law school campuses to find help with problems experienced by fellow students. Johnathan Tucker Social
People for Justice in Palestine To empower a group of like-minded individuals who seek to help oppressed human beings in Palestine/Israel through informational publications. Nour Alshaer Civic Engagement
Pink Elephants A discussion group for conservative women to discuss topics related to feminism and women's issues. Seren McClain Civic Engagement
Pluma Lizzie Figueiras '21 Publication
Political Review The Washington & Lee Political Review is a student-administered, student-centered academic journal with a clear emphasis on political science and political theory. The Review showcases exceptional undergraduate scholarship, and serves as an ambassador to the academic community at large. Elizabeth Herman Publication
Poker Club ZAHIN REAZ Recreation
Polo Club Robertson Reed Club Sports/Recreation
Pre-Dental Club "The Washington and Lee University Pre-Dental Club is a student-run organization, which intends to assist Washington and Lee University pre-dental students in their overall preparation for dental school and a career in dentistry. It fosters the interests and welfare of students pursuing careers in dentistry. It does so by providing students with information, instruction, encouragement, and services." Harris Salom Professional
Pre-Health Club It is the mission of the W&L Pre-Med club to provide resources, support, and networking opportunities to the large pre-med student population on campus. The club shall achieve this by working with the school's pre-med advisor to organize events and programs for the enrichment and development of pre-med students, and by encouraging a sense of comradery between pre-med students who may one day become colleagues. The club shall be open to all students interested in the health professions and shall serve to guide students considering becoming pre-med to the decision which is best for them. Amanda Dorsey Professional
Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) Isabel Abt
Production Club Levi Lebsack Arts
Promise Committee Whit Goode Service
Quest Scholars Club As a chapter of the Quest Scholars Program, we acknowledge the stated purpose: a)to uphold the mission statement of the Quest Scholars Network of scholarship, leadership, and service; b)to provide mentoring and guidance to incoming Quest Scholars through a support program of upperclassmen at Washington and Lee University; c)to inform high school students in the area about access to higher education for students of all backgrounds through the QuestBridge Organization; d)to create a National Chapter of the Quest Scholars Network at Washington and Lee University in order to provide Washington and Lee students with access to a national organization of Quest Scholars’ services, including but not exclusive to leadership opportunities, professional development resources, internships, and fellowships. Jerónimo Reyes Diversity
Queer Liberation Alliance Chase Isbell Diversity
Red Cross Club Austin Skipper Service/Volunteer
Reformed University Fellowship To Reach Students for Christ and Equip Them to Serve Lewis Lovett Religious
Remote Area Medical James Ricks Service/Volunteer
Ring Tum Phi It is the mission of the Phi to accurately, truthfully, and thoroughly report news affecting the Washington and Lee community for students, faculty, parents and alumni. Our goal is to look deeper into news affecting campus life and hold leaders accountable. through our reporting, we aspire to aspark discssions that lead to discovering information that prompts change Grace Mamon Publication
Roller Hockey Club Jack Kannapell Recreation
Rotaract Club Jack Eason
SABU Lauryn McCray Diversity
Alpha Phi Alpha Garrett Clinton
SAIL Student Association for International Learning, or widely known as ‘SAIL' is an organization dedicated to addressing international issues within W&L community and sharing with the W&L campus new and different answers to social, cultural and political questions. Most importantly, SAIL promotes exchange between the diverse cultures represented at W&L. Simply put, "bringing the world to our campus" describes what SAIL does. Merrina Lan Advocacy
SEAL We aim to increase environmental awareness amont students, promote campus sustainability, and inform students about environmental service opportunities Emily Matthews '22 Advocacy
SHAG (Sexual Health Awareness Group) Club statement: Sexual Health Awareness Group's mission is to improve the Washington and Lee University sexual culture by opening up a dialogue about sex and all that is sensual. We work to assist members of the Washington and Lee student body in developing an open form of communication with other members of the student body and with the administration and faculty about sex. SHAG and our main event, Sex Week: The Other "O-Week," intends to promote a week of programming that is interdisciplinary, thought-provoking, scholastic, innovative, and applicable to student experiences in order to promote a holistic understanding of sex and sexuality. Our goal is to connect diverse individuals and communities both within and beyond W&L through common human experiences with love, sex, sexuality, and relationships. Katie Evans Advocacy
Student Bar Association Anna-Marie Chiwanga '21L Professional
Student Judicial Council Matthew Muller Professional
Students for Historical Preservation Elizabeth Hertzberg Advocacy
Ski and Snowboard Club sport club McLean Fonvielle '21 Recreation
Southern Comfort Bio: Southern Comfort is an all-male singing group dedicated to providing a unique community for both novice and experienced singers. Southern Comfort works to encourage the appreciation of a capella music, and to provide an opportunity for singers to perform in concerts at various public venues. Chase Krouskos Arts
SPEAK SPEAK is a committed group of female students at Washington and Lee whose mission is to educate women about sexual misconduct on campus. Moreover, SPEAK exists as a body to empower women to rally against sexual misconduct as well as to support survivors of sexual misconduct. We serve to raise awareness about sexual misconduct, thereby creating a community of strong women who may speak openly about sexual misconduct and aid in its prevention through their everyday actions. Mansi Tripathi Advocacy
Sports Analytics Club Bryan Hadley Academic
Student Affairs McKenzie VanMeter Social
Washington and Lee Student Consulting Maria Kisker Professional
Student to Student Mentoring Ryan Zimmerman Service/Volunteer
Techmology and Innovation Society To promote and empower a community of students who are interested in technology Danesh Badlani Academic
Traveller Traveller serves the W&L Community as a safe ride system. Traveller runs seven nights a week to get our students home safely. Griffin Noe Social
Tocqueville Forum Rose Hein
Twenty Four (24) 23 was created to bring all individual sports teams into one united community. Likewise, we want to promote a safe community by encouraging bystander intervention among student athletes. Grace Amaden Advocacy
Ultimate Frisbee Lauren Davis Club Sports/Recreation
University Ambassadors Grace Pelosky Professional
The Vigil Chase Isbell Advocacy
W&L Club Cheerleading Lilly Mitchell
W&L Equestrian Team Maggie Phipps Club Sports/Recreation
W&L Repertory Dance Company W&L Repertory Dance Company cultivates innovative new dance works and stimulates new discourses for creative collaboration and exchange. The result is an eclectic and innovative repertory concert that engages audiences and stokes their imaginations. Mary Pace Lewis Arts
W&L Swingers W&L Swingers aims to provide an avenue for ballroom dance on campus, specifically focusing on swing, but also incorporating cha cha, fox trot, waltz, and other forms of ballroom dance. W&L Swingers provides students with an opportunity to both learn & hone their ballroom dancing skills. Rose Hein Arts
Washingtonian Society Katie Evans Advocacy
What A Racket Eugenia O'Connor '22 Club Sports/Recreation
Williams Investment Society The Williams Investment Society is a student organization that manages a portion of Washington and Lee University's endowment in equity securities. The Society's purpose is to provide students with a forum to develop their interest in investments and financial analysis by giving them the opportunity to actively manage real capital. Robert Dee Professional
WLUR Lilly Mitchell Social
WLUnite Alexandra Miyamoto Advocacy
Women in Technology and Science (WITS) Women In Technology and Science (WITS) is a student organization that involves women across the STEM disciplines, including: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science, Neuroscience, Psychology, and Geology. Our mission is to encourage young women to pursue science and technology by giving girls from local middle and elementary schools an opportunity to perform science experiments during the school year. The young women we serve deserve the opportunity to further their skills in the sciences so they can achieve their full potentials. In return, WITS provides the women of Washington and Lee an outlet to become involved in the community in a valuable and meaningful way. Through WITS, science majors share their passion while simultaneously learning how to interact with those younger than themselves. WITS officers are more than teachers; we are role models." Hannah Choi Service/Volunteer
Young Life Young Life is a non-denominational Christian outreach ministry for middle and high school students in Rockbridge County Cabrey Keller Religious
the Vigil Katie Evans
University Ambassadors Grace Pelosky
Care.com Anne Remington Professional
Outing Club James Dick Social/Recreation
Lee Chapel Work Study Program Jessica Bower
Career Fellows Abhi Jha Professional
Liberty Lexington Working collectively to research and report on crimes committed by governments in Eurasia, Liberty Lexington will seek to inform the W&L community of atrocities in areas of the world that are many times overlooked. The news outlet will work not only to notify the community of these developments but also to provide information on how the community can help. Nick Mosher Civic Engagement
Army ROTC Club The goal of the ROTC club is to provide W&L students enrolled in Army ROTC with enhanced opportunities for bonding, as the Army ROTC program runs through VMI, which is a much larger entity. This leads to the W&L students being split up and not being as cohesive of a group. Forming this club would provide a forum for students enrolled in the program to get to know each other and develop as leaders. Andrew Frailer Recreation
Library Student Advisory Board LSAB is an EC subcommittee comprised of library enthusiasts and library student workers. Amelia Lancaster Academic
Diversified Capital Group Diversified Capital Group is the first URM-owned, student-run investment fund operating at Washington and Lee University. We seek to bridge the financial education gap on campus by ensuring every student has access to financial training and the professional development tools necessary to best prepare for a career in the financial services industry. After an eight-week education program focused on top-down fundamental analysis, we aim to apply these learned skill sets through active investment management. Yosef Medhin Academic/Diversity
Club Badminton Haochen Tu Club Sports/Recreation
Club Cheerleading Lillian Weitz Club Sports/Recreation
Club Basketball Calder Clay Club Sports/Recreation
Club Golf (Men's) Turner Gray Club Sports/Recreation
Club Soccer Wood Frost Club Sports/Recreation
Club Volleyball (Coed) Joshua Valdez Club Sports/Recreation
Crux Climbing Team Mickie Brown Club Sports/Recreation
Club Squash Isabel Abt Club Sports/Recreation
Club Cycling Raul Pascal Club Sports/Recreation
Fly Fishing Club Will Gentry recreation
Club Lax (Men's) Duncan MacKay Club Sports/Recreation
Club Polo Robertson Reed Club Sports/Recreation
Club Rugby Brennan Black Club Sports/Recreation
Ski and Snowboard Club McLean Fonvielle Club Sports/Recreation
Club Ultimate (Coed) Lauren Davis Club Sports/Recreation
Club Lax (Women's) Tess Collard Club Sports/Recreation
Club Triathalon KT Hensler Club Sports/Recreation
The Hidden Opponent Jordan Diehl Advocacy
Actuarial Club YoungJae Kim Academic
Best Buddies Rebecca Hagigh Service/Volunterr
Birding Club Chris Tucker Academic
Washington and Lee Students for Life Malachi Eberly
Club Olas Bonner Kirkland Academic/Advocacy