John Chavis House
The Chavis House is a University-owned and maintained theme house. It is named for Washington and Lee University's first African American student, the Rev. John Chavis, a free black who completed his studies at Liberty Hall in 1799. The facility is a two-story brick house with basement laundry facilities located at 10 Lee Avenue. The common space in the Chavis House is considered open University space, and is a central congregating point for many students in the African American community.
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Sophomores are required to live in University housing. Several varieties of accommodations are offered by the University. For upper-division students seeking on-campus, apartment-style accommodations, the Woods Creek Apartments feature three-, four-, and five-student apartment units, each with kitchenettes, living rooms, and single occupancy bedrooms. There are 40 such apartments accommodating a total of 142 students who live in a convenient but secluded part of the central campus. The Global Service House, the Chavis House, the Culinary House, the ARC (Arts, Recreation and Culture) House, the Sustainability House, the Outing Club House and the Casa Hispánica (Spanish House) also provide limited residential accommodations, as do fraternity and sorority houses. accommodations, as do fraternity and sorority houses.