Student Clubs and Organizations

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

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 Academic
AdLib Liberal arts encourage an exploration of the human condition, while encouraging curiosity, and critical and creative thinking. While the liberal arts has sometimes been seen as distinct from technical or professional fields, there’s a growing discussion of the importance of applying liberal art principles to those applied fields, such as design, communications and technology. We serve to bridge the gap between advertising and marketing professional fields and a liberal arts education. N/A General
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 "We campaign for a wolrd where human rights are enjoyed by all." Katana Evans Service/Volunteer
Ampersand Ampersand 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 Lauren Newton 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. Lauryn McCray Professional
Alexander Hamilton Society The Alexander Hamilton Society provides students with a forum for discussion about foreign policy, national security, and economic statecraft. Through readings, discussion meeting, and outside speakers visiting W&L, students engage with important international relations topics facing the United States. Jackson Sharman Academic/Professional
Alpha Phi Omega Morgan Patterson Service/Volunteer
Arts League We strive to promote and encourage art, especially student art, across campus Nayongi Borthwick Arts
BLSA Sabrina Matlock '22 L Diversity
Brain Exercisxe Initiative Brain Exercise Initiative seeks to help senior citizens with their cognitive ability by facilitating simple brain exercises 3 times a week, 30 minutes a day. Research has shown that when simple math, reading, and writing tasks are given 3 times a week for 30 minutes a day, the cognitive ability of seniors, particularly those with Alzheimer's, significantly improves. We will focus on building relationships with senior assisted living communities in the Lexington area and help our seniors with these simple brain exercise packets. Brain Exercise Initiative started at UCLA when an undergrad learned about the positive effects of brain exercise packets for senior citizens, it has since expanded to over 50 chapters nationwide. W&L student volunteers will travel to the senior assisted living homes (zoom initially, in person when safe to do so) and help seniors with these brain exercise packets. The goal of this organization is to develop a strong relationship with assisted living communities in the Lexington area and help improve the senior's cognitive ability. Jonathon Gagnon Academic/Professional
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. Emma Smith 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. Sam Dugan Professional
Campus Kitchen at W&L 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. Bri Mondesir Service/Volunteer
Campus Unity Initiative Rose Hein
Catholic Campus Ministries To Provide opportunities for Catholic students and faculty to practice and deepen their faith Kathryn Muensterman Religious
Chanoyu Tea Society Eli Bradley Diversity
Cheerleading Lilly Weitz Recreation
Chinese Club Maria Shaw Academic
College Democrats 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. Judy Park Civic Engagement
College Republicans To educate and motivate students at Washington and Lee to become more politically involved and active Lillie Gillespie 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. Cate O'Kelley Professional
Connelly Entrepreneurship Society Lillie Gillespie Academic/Professional
Crux Climbing Team N/A N/A Recreation
Doctors Without Borders Lexi Minutillo Service/Volunteer
Ducks Unlimited Marshall Jones Recreation
Enginnering Community Development 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
ESOL To facilitate communication within the increasingly diverse population in Rockbridge County, specifically with the Latino/a population. Jacqueline Tamez Service/Volunteer
eSports August Donovan Recreation
Fancy Dress To plan and throw the annual Fancy Dress Ball. Felicity Taylor Social
Feel Good Valerie Puliafico Service/Volunteer
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Kate Groninger Religious
Film Society Nolan Zunk Arts
Friday Underground Friday Underground is Washington and Lee's weekly coffeehouse and open mic talent showcase. Eli Bradley Social/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. Christian Null Diversity
Fly Fishing Club Marshall Jones Recreation
FYOC Troy Larsen Social
Gender Action Group Beverley Xia Diversity
General Development Initiative 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. N/A N/A Service/Volunteer
Generals Activities Board GAB is a student organization whose mission is to promote campus unity and school spirit through concerts. 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. Maddie Smith Arts
General Admission Acapella Singing Group Grace Pelowsky Arts
Generals Discourse This group focuses on discussing problems in the middle east. Hayley Huber Civic Engagement
General Repairs Sadie Charles Calame Social/Recreation
General Nomad Sarah Barry Social
Gen Tech To promote and empower a community of students who are interested in technology Danesh Badlani Academic
German Club Jewel Luckow Academic
Queer Liberation Alliance Andrew Claybrook Diversity
Habitat for Humanity To raise money for the local Habitat for Humanity chapter and to otherwise assist them with their mission. Kamron Spivey Service/Volunteer
Happy Kids, Healthy Kids Elen Stepanyan Service/Volunteer
Hillel  Washington and Lee Hillel is established to provide facilities, guidance, and organization for religious, cultural, educational, social community service and interfaith activities for Jewish students and Washington and Lee University. W&L Hillel is dedicated to building Jewish identity while nurturing intellectual and Spiritual Growth. Sam Bluestone Religious
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. Ann Douglas Lott Publication
Interfraternity Council Reid Dentner Social/Service
InterVaristy Christian Fellowship InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF) at W&L exists to help every student on campus come to know Christ and follow Him in every aspect of their lives.  Joseph Lee Religious
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. Tahri Phillips Arts
Latino Student Organization Caroline 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 The LEAD Program is a multi-year, comprehensive leadership program purposed to empower students to discover their potential and develop their skills as leaders. The program aims to enhance student learning and development in areas of self-knowledge and leadership competence through various workshops, teambuilding exercises, roundtable discussions, reflective activities, and service. Catherine Xia Academic
LIFT The Low-Income First-Generation Team (LIFT) advocates for first-generation and low-income (FGLI) students' issues on campus and organizes resources, events, and meet-up groups. Our vision is to create a more supportive community for FGLI students, strengthened by connections around the university with dedicated professors and staff, facilities, and resources.   Tiffani Thomason Academic
Love 146 Hannah Kang Civic Engagement
Mindbending Productions To create student run, produced, and written theater. Estrella Burks-Parra Arts
Mock Convention The Washington and Lee University Mock Convention is a quadrennial tradition in which student delegates attempt to predict the presidential nominee of the political party currently out of the White House Ramsay Trask Civic Engagement
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 Diana Rodriguez Diversity
NAACP Leia Barrow 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. Justin Littlejohn Service/Volunteer
National Panhellenic Council Taylor Garcia Social
Native American Student Organization The Native American Student Organization strives to make W&L more vibrant and inclusive through promoting visibility and connection for our marginalized and often overlooked Native American community. Ella Powers Diversity
Neighborshare NeighborShare connects local non-profit organizations with an extra source of funding so that they can resolve emergency situations of $400 or less in their community that would otherwise go unmet. We will host fundraising events to benefit these needs, teach students about the importance of social entrepreneurship and inspire them to help others in new, innovative ways. Julia Thomson Service/Volunteer
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. Will Xue 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. Dolph Maxwell 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
Philosophy of Religion Club Alex Winant Social
Pluma David Galvez 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. Sam Carley Publication
Poker Club Zahin Reaz 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. Tehila Adekogbe 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. Sherry Gu Professional
Public Relations Student Society od America Emma Thai Professional
Production Club N/A N/A Arts
Promise Committee Rett Daugbjerg Service/Volunteer
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. Autumn Smith Diversity
Red Cross Club Konstantinos Oikonomou Service/Volunteer
Reformed University Fellowship To Reach Students for Christ and Equip Them to Serve Camilla Beeley Religious
Remote Area Medical Eli Bradley 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
Rotaract Club Jack Eason
SABU Amber Morrison Diversity
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. Yuhan Liu Advocacy
SEAL We aim to increase environmental awareness amont students, promote campus sustainability, and inform students about environmental service opportunities Emily Matthews Advocacy
SHAG 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. Katana Evans Advocacy
Student Bar Association Emma Burri '22L Professional
Student Judicial Council Rob Rosen Professional
Students for Historical Preservation Elizabeth Hertzberg Advocacy
Southern Comfort 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. Dolph Maxwell Arts
Society of Women Engineers The mission of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) at W&L is to 1) connect W&L students with SWE's resources for professional development and 2) host engineering-related activities in Lexington high schools and with other collegiate or professional SWE chapters nearby. Elen Stepanyan Professional
SPEAK SPEAK is an organization committed to the education and prevention of sexual misconduct on college campuses and particularly at W&L. Through different events and efforts such as vigils for survivors, fundraisers for Project Horizon, and speakers about rape culture, SPEAK hopes to raise awareness about sexual misconduct and to support survivors. Mansi Tripathi Advocacy
Sports Analytics Club Bryan Hadley Academic
Strength Club Jinsu Sohn Recreation
Washington and Lee Student Consulting Max Franklin Professional
Students Against Rockbridge Area Hunger Our mission is to help combat hunger in the Rockbridge area by fundraising and donations to Campus Kitchens, Natural Bridge/Glasgow Food Bank, and RARA N/A N/A Service/Volunteer
Student to Student Mentoring Ryan Zimmerman Service/Volunteer
Traveller Traveller serves the W&L Community as a safe ride system. Traveller runs seven nights a week to get our students home safely. Mansi Tripathi Social
Toqueville Forum Rose Hein
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. Ned Mize Advocacy
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. Ashley Shughart 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 Katana Evans Advocacy
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. Jack Curtis Professional
WLUR Tash Gengler social
WLUnite WLUnite strives to educate, advocate, and raise awareness about disabilities, accessibility, and inclusivity through education and engagement on and off-campus. Alexandra Miyamoto Advocacy
Women in Technology and Science 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." Abby Lieb Service/Volunteer
Young Life Young Life is a non-denominational Christian outreach ministry for middle and high school students in Rockbridge County Mary Wilson Grist Religious
The Vigil Pamela Steimel Advocacy
University Ambassadors University Ambassadors is an organization that seeks to assist to showcase Washington and Lee to prospective students and their families through providing tours of campus, engaging in online programming, and providing resources for prospective students. In addition, University Ambassadors work very closely with the Admissions Office of the University to help shape future generations of Washington and Lee students.  Emma Callaghan Professional
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/Professional
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. Selihom Gobeze Academic/Diversity
The Hidden Opponent Jordan Diehl Advocacy
Best Buddies Best Buddies WLU is a club dedicated to creating one-to-one friendships between Washington and Lee students and members of the local community with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) Rebecca Hagigh Service/Volunteer
Birding Club Chris Tucker Academic
Washington and Lee Students for Life Students for Life is a service-based group that enables and equips women by providing resources and promoting a culture of life. Malachi Eberly Advocacy
Club Olas Bonner Kirkland Academic/Advocacy
Perry Minority Athlete Coalition Danny Kung Advocacy