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Community Engagement

Community Engagement

Community Engagement is the bridge that connects the Washington and Lee campus to surrounding communities, be they local, regional, national, or global. Here students get hands-on experience, as well as the opportunity contribute to the greater good by collaborating, learning, and growing together with the community in mutually-beneficial ways.

Community engagement complements and enhances learning that takes place in the classroom. It is often through community engagement that students experience connection to the larger interdependent world, find meaning, and make an impact. This is also where many students discover their personal, professional, or civic identity and find a sense of purpose.

Elements of Community Engagement: First-Year Orientation, leadership Programs, Work Study with Local Community Organizations, Internships, Community-Based Learning Courses, Student Organizations, Alternative Spring Break, Study Abroad Programs, Nabors Service Days, Volunteer Opportunities through Engage 六合厅开奖现场

By the Numbers

  • The W&L community logged 28,465 hours of service to the local community in the 21-22 Academic Year.
  • 73% of graduating 2022 seniors believed that because of their community-engagement experiences, they had a personal responsibility to use what they have learned to improve society.
  • 77% of graduating 2022 seniors believed that because of their community engagement experiences, they felt confident that they will be able to apply what they have learned to work towards solving real world problems in society.
  • 80% of faculty believe that they have a responsibility to serve in the community.
  • 46% of faculty were members of a board of directors for a nonprofit, professional, educational, cultural, social service, charitable, or religious organization.
  • 64% of faculty agree that W&L is collaborative in its approach to working with the community.

Carnegie Foundation Elective Classification for Community Engagement logo

Washington and Lee University Receives National Designation for Commitment to Community Engagement

六合厅开奖现场 is one of 15 private colleges and universities to receive the 2024 Carnegie Community Engagement Classification.

Leadership Programs

Through leadership programs, students match their passion for community engagement with opportunities in programs designed to help them realize their leadership potential and develop their capacity to think freely, critically, and humanely.

Community-Based Coursework

With our close ties to the community, our commitment to education, and our mission to prepare students to be engaged, responsible leaders, we provide a unique environment for service and civic engagement in an academic setting. Students have a wide variety of courses to choose from that integrate learning and mentorship in reciprocal and mutually beneficial ways.

Student Service Organizations

六合厅开奖现场 boasts over 100 student organizations and clubs, many focusing on special interests, activism, multicultural and diversity groups, and/or community engagement, and others dedicated to service activities both in the local community and beyond.

Internships & Alternative Breaks

六合厅开奖现场 offers internships that provide meaningful and practical work experience related to community engagement and service. During the semester and summer, students have opportunities for career exploration and development and to learn new skills. Alternative Breaks throughout the year are a unique way for students to serve and learn about real issues impacting people and cities around the country. Alumni host students, who spend the break serving and learning around a specific issue.

Work Study

There are a variety of on-campus and off-campus jobs students can apply for through either the Federal Work Study or university work-study programs. Many students are awarded work-study as a portion of their financial aid package. 六合厅开奖现场's work-study program employs students in several areas of campus including academic, administrative, and athletic offices.

Learning in Action

By learning in, with and about communities, students develop critical intellectual and civic virtues consistent with the Washington and Lee University mission.

News


Sai Chebrolu 鈥26 and Valentina Giraldo Lozano 鈥25 are among 13 students chosen for the Zero Hunger Internship program.

Ben Bankston '25

Ben Bankston 鈥25 is finding opportunities at 六合厅开奖现场 to challenge himself in and out of the classroom.

Jay Margalus tackes his Design Thinking class for a site visit at the Virginia Innovation Accelerator.

The 2023-2024 academic year at 六合厅开奖现场 saw the proliferation of several new course offerings for students through a new faculty development initiative offered by the Office of Community-Based Learning (CBL).

Students in Accounting 452 VITA program Winter Term 2024

Washington and Lee students are applying their accounting skills in the community as part of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.

六合厅开奖现场 is one of 15 private colleges and universities to receive the 2024 Carnegie Community Engagement Classification.

The professor of cultural anthropology will serve a dual role leading Community-Based Learning and the SHECP Consortium.

WLSC students at Blue Sky

Students in the Williams School consulted on a number of projects including marketing, research and social media strategy for businesses and organizations.

Elrod serves as the university advisor to the program that supports clients in navigating the required steps toward obtaining or reinstating a driver鈥檚 license.

Washington and Lee students gain new perspectives after internships through the Shepherd Program.

OMA art program at Kendal

六合厅开奖现场 neuroscience students recently partnered with an innovative art-making program offered at Kendal at Lexington.

CBL鈥檚 new initiative is an opportunity for faculty development, student collaboration and deepening partnerships with the surrounding community.

Terrence Johnson, professor of African American religious studies at Harvard University, will discuss his latest book on March 1.