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.
In her new book, “Flatlining: Race, Work, and Health Care in The New Economy,” Adia Wingfield studies ‘racial outsourcing’ specifically the roles of African American health care workers.
This year, African and African American studies celebrates its 50th anniversary. AFAS, as it is called, was started in 1969, in response to protests by the Association of Black Collegians (now the Association of Black Students) the year before.
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.