• Faculty Resolution: Jan. 11, 2021

    At its meeting on Monday, Jan. 11, the W&L faculty passed the following resolution in response to the recent violence in the nation's capital:

    Resolved: We cannot stay silent in the face of the events that took place at our nation's capital on January 6, 2021. The actions of the rioters there, instigated by President Trump, struck at the very heart of our nation's democratic processes. The faculty of Washington and Lee University condemns in the strongest manner possible the mob conduct that occurred on January 6. We also condemn in the strongest manner possible the systemic racism that animated those riots, and that was demonstrated in the deeply differentiated law enforcement responses to last week's events at the Capitol and last summer's events at Lafayette Square. These abhorrent occurrences underscore once again that the only way to ensure the health of our nation's institutions is to eliminate the scourge of racism and be unwavering in our commitment to equal justice for all.

    The Faculty of Washington and Lee University

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Other Activities Coming in Winter Term

Below is a brief list of some additional programming designed to help students connect in these challenging times.

  • Greek Life Virtual Recruitment Period. Formal Recruitment for our Panhellenic groups (sororities) is currently scheduled from January 14-19, and our Interfraternity Council groups from January 19-22. Both recruitments will be virtual, and chapters are preparing and practicing to make it a great experience for all. Students who are registered can look forward to fun and engaging virtual recruitment rounds, and potentially being matched with an organization at the conclusion. We are excited about recruitment, but will need to remain flexible if the dates need to change due to circumstances associated with the pandemic. Information regarding the membership intake process for our National Pan-Hellenic Council organizations will be communicated during Winter Term.
  • Cold weather won't stop intramurals. Tournaments in everything from dodgeball to ping pong to volleyball are set for this term. If running is your hobby of choice, then plan to take part in our virtual 5k and 10k. The Fraternity Cup League also has an exciting roster of events prepared.
  • The Office of Inclusion and Engagement (OIE) supports the university's mission by striving to foster a culture in which all community members feel entirely welcome and able to participate. Winter Term events will include a week's worth of Martin Luther King Jr. celebration activities, LGBTQ and religion panel speakers, “Communi-TEAs” with OIE Ambassadors and much more.
  • The Office of Career and Professional Development supports and empowers students to discover, navigate and achieve their career and professional goals through hands-on advising and tailored resources, programs and events. In addition to scheduling individual appointments with Career Advisors through Handshake, students can participate in a robust virtual events and programs schedule throughout Winter Term. The Foundations of Career Development series will cover topics such as professional documents, developing your story, networking, interviewing and succeeding on the job. Join Career Advisors for several new “Careers in” industry overview programs, and hear directly from alumni about their careers during the industry-focused “Career Series” events. All events will be posted in Handshake. Sign up for CPD emails and follow along on Instagram @wlucareers to stay up-to-date!
  • The Outing Club schedule is back in full force. Students will be able to sign up for various adventures across the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, with group bike rides, trail running, horse rides (weather permitting), and sunrise hikes, to name a few. In the evenings, students can look forward to weekly bonfires and the sunset series.
  • Last but certainly not least, W&L’s Student Activities team is gearing up for a stacked semester complete with Contact Committee speakers, a campus-wide scavenger hunt, Dinner and a Movie nights, and a new Podcast Club!

If you have suggestions or ideas for student programming, please share them with your class dean or Kelsey Goodwin.

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