Dear Parents, Students, Alumni, and Friends,
At Washington and Lee, we are proud of the tradition of excellence that has become the standard for our teams and athletic programs, and we are dedicated to maintaining these standards of excellence in the classroom and the competitive arena.  In particular, we are especially committed to promoting excellence through good sportsmanship and positive support for all of our student-athletes, coaches and staff as well as for our opponents and officials.

As we cheer on our teams, please keep in mind our attitudes and actions not only reflect upon our individual character but also on the character of our university as a whole. Please join us in our efforts to display good sportsmanship by helping us foster a friendly and welcoming atmosphere for all, thereby representing W&L with the spirit and respect it deserves. Help W&L remain a leader in sportsmanship at the collegiate level and take the initiative to Be Loud, Be Proud and Be Positive!

Go Generals!


Janine Hathorn

Washington and Lee University Sportsmanship Statement

Washington and Lee University and the Old Dominion Athletic Conference promote good sportsmanship by student-athletes, coaches, and spectators.

We request your cooperation by supporting the participants and officials in a positive manner.  Profanity, racial, or sexist comments, or other intimidating actions directed at officials, student-athletes, coaches, school administrators and conference representatives will not be tolerated and are grounds for removal from the site of competition.

Consumption or possession of alcoholic beverages is prohibited. We hope that you enjoy today’s contest and remember to Be Loud, Be Proud and Be Positive.

Additionally the Washington and Lee University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee reminds you that "Honor is sportsmanship, and Sportsmanship is Honor."