The LGBT Advisory Committee advises the provost on how to make Washington University fully inclusive and welcoming to LGBT students, staff, alumni and faculty.

The committee reviews university policies and procedures to ensure they reflect this goal and identify best practices also in pursuit of this goal. In addition to recommending new policies and practices, the committee also monitors the ongoing implementation of previous recommendations, policies and initiatives, e.g., SafeZones training, the preferred name policy, gender inclusive restrooms, etc., and make recommendations as needed. The committee meets quarterly with Associate Vice Chancellor for Students Emelyn dela Peña.

For information about the work of the LGBT Advisory Committee, to ask questions, or to make recommendations for consideration, please contact the co-chairs Anne Margaret Baxley and Sara Burton.

Current Members


Bravery, Responsibility, Inclusion, Dignity, Guidance, and Empowerment (BRIDGE) are the pillars/values for the LBGTQIA community engagement affinity group known commonly as BRIDGE.


Unite and strengthen the WUSTL LGBTQA community through participation on campus and greater St. Louis area programs and activities which will increase visibility and community support as well as provide opportunities for LGBTQA faculty and staff to meet each other.


  • Develop a positive and nurturing environment for LGBTQA faculty and staff to participate in programs and activities on and off campus
  • Increase engagement of LGBTQA faculty and staff with one another and students


  • WashU LGBTQA Resource Roster: Identify and develop roster of WashU LGBTQA community members willing to serve as a resource and be included on campus resource list for students, faculty and staff
  • Organize monthly lunches and/or happy hours for faculty and staff
  • St. Louis PRIDE, June 2016
  • Organize WashU participation in other civic groups such as PROMO and HRC

If you are interested in joining the BRIDGE, please contact Scott McIntosh.