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.
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.
To ensure communication, transparency, and community-building, the Office of the Vice Provost for faculty Affairs and Diversity hosts regular events, including faculty lunches, professional development programming, and an Annual Town Hall on Danforth Campus Gender Equity.
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.
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 (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.