United in our commitment

As a community, we are united in our commitment to justice and racial equity. We will listen and engage to work toward mission-oriented action that makes our university and our city a beacon of justice to the world.

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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.

Confronting bias

The Bias Response Support System is part of our commitment to address incidents of bias in our community.

Charting progress

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.

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Signature Initiatives

We are investing in initiatives and programs that empower our community members to drive changes that will ensure WashU is more welcoming to all.

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Diversifying Our Faculty

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.

Return & Reset

Sep 20

Fall 2021 Return Resources for Faculty The Office of the Provost’s Faculty Affairs and Diversity Team has planned programming and compiled resources to help WashU faculty Return and Reset as we find and develop our new normal.  We realize that our personal and professional lives have changed in profound ways during the pandemic, and many are still […]

Caldwell named vice provost for faculty affairs and diversity

Sep 20

Kia Lilly Caldwell, professor of African, African American and diaspora studies at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill, has been named vice provost for faculty affairs and diversity at Washington University in St. Louis, effective July 1, 2021.

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As a community committed to the relentless pursuit of excellence, we must be a diverse community. We must also be a community where all people feel represented, valued and included as equal members.
Andrew D. Martin

Andrew D. Martin

Chancellor

Andrew D. Martin

Increasing Understanding

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.

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Departments and groups trained by SafeZones to promote more secure environments for LBGTQIA* students.

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School of Medicine departments that have completed all diversity and inclusion training sessions.

Learn about diversity training opportunities

Rudolph Clay

As the head of Diversity Initiative and Outreach Services for Olin Library, Clay builds an inviting space for the university and surrounding community, ensuring that library staff, services and resources promote diversity and inclusion.

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Get Involved

Don’t be a bystander. Share perspectives, learn about underlying issues, find information about events and activities, and, most of all, engage.

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Center for Diversity and Inclusion

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion enhances and strengthens Washington University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, in part through promoting dialogue and social change among all students.

Lunar New Year Festival

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.

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