Tier 3 of the LEAD Program empowers students to apply lessons from Tiers 1 and 2, prepare for effective transitions, and critically examine the contributions of self and others.


Core (required) sessions are scheduled prior to the start of each academic year.

Elective (participant choice) sessions are scheduled prior to the start of each academic year and also added and advertised as necessary.

In order to track progress, register for workshops, and complete reflections, participants need to create an account with Engage W&L/GivePulse using their W&L credentials, and request to become a member of the Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Program.


leadership Education

Attend and reflect on three pre-selected core workshops.

  • Core Workshops:

    • Leadership and Ethics (1 hour)

    • Passing the Baton (1 hour)

    • Power as a Spectrum (1 hour)

facilitation & team Building

Attend and reflect upon two pre-selected core sessions.

  • Core Sessions:

    • Team Building 301 (2 hours)

    • Schedule and facilitate (with a LEAD Program partner) a team building activity for a campus group.

Service Learning

Complete and reflect upon service experience (10 hours in total).

  • Core Sessions:

    • Recruiting & Motivating Volunteers (30 minutes during the Fall Term)

    • Community Service Hours (complete 9.5 additional hours)

      • Within hours, participants must facilitate the planning and execution of a service event. Details will be provided during the fall term session on Recruiting and Motivating Volunteers.

      • Remember to log your hours in Engage W&L/GivePulse. Specifically, members should visit go.wlu.edu/engage. All community service hours should be recorded in the main Washington and Lee University page, NOT the LEAD page. However, the LEAD Program and your corresponding Tier subgroup should be selected in the sharing option. Any questions on Engage W&L/GivePulse can be directed to Leah Beard or one of the LEAD Team Members.


Participants will self-select teams and work on a legacy project of their choice. Participants are encouraged to look for project opportunities in areas they are passionate about on or off-campus, and they should consider short-term and long-term impacts. Timeline and additional details are outlined by the LEAD Team and distributed internally.

  • Core Sessions:

    • Legacy Project proposal and completion

    • Legacy Project group presentation

End of year reflection

Prompt is provided by the LEAD Team and creative reflections are presented during Spring Term (or as scheduled for students going abroad during the spring).