Washington and Lee University Visit Report by dvvc12

Visit to Washington and Lee University in October 2009 by dvvc12
(Student, HS Class of 2010)
(Member since October 25 2020 with ? posts)

Visit Activities:


Classroom Visit: Yes - the teacher was wonderful. he showed the class a very interesting movie although they usually act out plays. the relationship between the teachers and students seemed good.


Campus:



Friendliness/Courtesy of Students:
2 - Fair
2 - Fair
the speaking tradition that you will hear happens is nonexistent. people are nice to their faces however i heard so much shit talking i felt like i was on gossip girl or 90210



Friendliness/Courtesy of Staff:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
the staff seemed amazing



Appearance of Campus:
3 - Good
3 - Good
i don't find it extraordinarily pretty but others do. But the signs that were all over campus about how high the percentage of sexual abuse is at W&L was a bit frightening.



Building/Facilities Maintenance/Cleanliness:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
the classrooms and buildings were very nice



Dormitories:
1 - Poor
1 - Poor
the dorms were not nice at all. They were cold and extremely small.



Overall Campus Impression:
1 - Poor
1 - Poor
it was like animal house. the school is centered around their greek system and drinking. I got there on thursday and the only thing i heard about until saturday night was the parties saturday.


Off-Campus:



Area Immediately Around Campus:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
cute town but small

Campus Visit Notes for Washington and Lee University


Visit Description:

I was taken to a frat party where i watched one drunk guy punch a wall, another drunk guy put a pipe down his throat and chug beer while other people threw up. Also a huge population of the school smokes. It wasn't a fun party scene. It was completely centered around getting drunk. People didn't care about having a drink while talking and socializing. It was about going to a frat house "pregaming" then going to another frat house to get even more drunk. about 80% of the student body go greek and if you either dont drink or dont go greek, you are an outcast. I was given alcohol at the party i went to and after having some then setting it down, i was repeatedly made fun of. One girl told me how every weekend she gets so drunk she blacks out and walks around town in the middle of the night. theres a car that takes students from frat house to frat house while they are so drunk they cant function and its so out of control that a few weeks ago they pushed a girl in front of the bus and she broke her legs. It seemed that there were no other social options besides the crazy frat parties every weekend. It doesnt surprise me that the sexual abuse percentage is so high. All the students do at W&L is get drunk. There is no intellectual conversation or aspect involved. The girls i was with were figuring out their next semester schedule and the only thing they cared about was taking the really easy classes.