Through initiatives like our Distinguished Visiting Scholars program, we are building a more diverse community of educators, researchers and leaders at WashU. See all our signature initiatives.
Framework for Change
Because we want our values to be woven into the fabric of our university, we are establishing an infrastructure to support and cultivate a stronger climate of diversity and inclusion at WashU.
The Bias Response Support System is part of our commitment to address incidents of bias in our community.
Understanding the data and makeup of our community today helps us work toward a more inclusive campus.
Planning an inclusive future
We are establishing best practices, creating foundational policies, and investing expert thought in improving inclusion.
A campus accessible to all
From physical resources to support services, we welcome everyone to the WashU community.
We are investing in initiatives and programs that empower our community members to drive changes that will ensure WashU is more welcoming to all.
Date: March 28-29, 2019 Location: Clark-Fox Forum, Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis The Collaboration on Race, Inequality, and Social Mobility in America (CRISMA) will host its inaugural conference by convening scholars who study the impact of inequality and structural racism on people of color in the United States. The conference will bring together talented scholars working toward the elimination of racial inequalities in social, economic, and health outcomes.
The 14th annual African Film Festival invites St. Louisans to see eight of Africa’s most acclaimed films on the big screen. Highlights include two Kenyan films, the controversial “Rafiki,” which was banned in its own country, and “Supa Moda,” a family-friendly film that one critic called “the most important superhero movie you’ll see this year.” The festival is free and takes place in Brown Hall over the last weekend in March.
In order to prepare our students to live and work in an increasingly diverse world, the WashU community is learning together through a robust training program of workshops and dialogues designed to improve the campus culture and climate.
Departments and groups trained by SafeZones to promote more secure environments for LBGTQIA* students.
School of Medicine departments that have completed all diversity and inclusion training sessions.
Don’t be a bystander. Share perspectives, learn about underlying issues, find information about events and activities, and, most of all, engage.
Diwali, the Hindu “Festival of Lights” has been celebrated at WashU for more than 25 years. Ashoka, the South Asian Student Association, each year presents a major show that celebrates a fusion of South Asian cultures.
Lunar New Year Festival (LNYF) fundraises for a philanthropy and hosts a variety of events throughout the year. Their centerpiece is a student-run production staged in commemoration and celebration of the Lunar New Year.
Academics & Research
Universities create knowledge and solve problems, and the best ideas and boldest innovation come from groups of people with diverse backgrounds and experiences.