2020 Commitments to Racial Equity

In June 2020, Washington University committed to a number of concrete actions geared toward addressing systemic racism and its toll on our Black communities. The information on this page provides updates on the progress of each goal expressed in Chancellor Andrew D. Martin’s message to the university community.

RSVP for #StopAAPIHate Unity Vigil

Honoring the six AAPI women, eight lives lost in the most recent Atlanta shooting AND the 3,800 Asian Americans who have been targets in hate incidents in the last year.

Bolton appointed executive vice chancellor

Shantay Bolton, vice president and deputy chief operating officer at Tulane University, has been appointed executive vice chancellor for administration and chief administrative officer at Washington University, effective July 1, according to Chancellor Andrew D. Martin.

COVID-19 Announcement

As the situation with the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, we are constantly reviewing our policies and procedures to adjust our response. Please stay up to date with WashU’s policies.

CRE² tackles challenge of structural racism

Structural racism, quite simply, prevents us from coming together and having fully functioning societies. CRE² takes the opportunity to forge a community and do the work that can lead to change starting with its virtual launch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12.

New Equity and Inclusion Council

Washington University in St. Louis’ new Equity and Inclusion Council (WUEIC) recently unveiled its structure and mission. WUEIC is part of Chancellor Andrew D. Martin’s action steps, and will consist of staff, faculty and students in a variety of roles and appointments across campus.

Statements on Racial Equality and Injustice

In the wake of George Floyd’s death many university departments have spoken out in solidarity of the Black Lives Matter movement. Some of those statements are recorded here.

Maffly-Kipp Vice Provost for graduate education

Laurie Maffly-Kipp, the Archer Alexander Distinguished Professor in the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University in St. Louis, has been appointed interim dean of the Graduate School and vice provost for graduate education, effective July 1.

InSITE 2020 Grants Announced

Sam Fox School faculty, alumni among Downtown STL Public Art Initiative winners Two faculty and two alumni from the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis are among the winners of InSITE 2020, a temporary public art exhibition organized by the Downtown STL Public Art Initiative. Established in […]

Odis Johnson

Odis Johnson: Fatal Interactions with Police

The Fatal Interactions with Police Study (FIPS) database includes details on about 1,700 fatal interactions with police that occurred in jurisdictions across the United States during a 20-month time period from May 2013 to January 2015.  Lead researcher Odis Johnson Jr. is professor of education and of sociology, both in Arts & Sciences at Washington […]