The former home of Sigma Chi Fraternity, Mattingly House is named for Earl Stansbury Mattingly '25, former Registrar and Treasurer of the University. Today it houses the Shepherd Program for the Interdisciplinary Study of Poverty and Human Capability, and the Roger Mudd Center for the Study of Professional Ethics.
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The Shepherd Program for the Interdisciplinary Study of Poverty offers three interdisciplinary academic courses, with a theoretical and practical curriculum drawn from economics, law, public policy, psychology, religion, and sociology. The Shepherd Program helps to prepare students for vocations in business, education, health care, law, social services, public policy and religious ministry. It also provides invaluable experience and knowledge of a pressing and global social problem for graduates going into other vocations. Finally, it offers an opportunity for students from Washington and Lee to become acquainted with and work alongside of their fellow students, peers from quite different schools, professionals and volunteers in non-profit and governmental agencies and impoverished people in the communities where those people live and work.