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.
“We must also confront the reality that there are people who have embraced ideological views that are truly abhorrent. The United States of America allied with many other nations to confront Nazism in the 1940s. Today, we must have the courage to confront the neo-Nazism movement that threatens us from within, not just from abroad.” Read full text.
Sign up to join one of the many Staff Common Reading Program book group discussions happening across the university today.
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.