“With time, I started to grow into the role and understand my responsibility as a minority in the fight for racial equality. I became the president of the Graduate Association of Latin American Students (GALAS) in the university’s Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences (DBBS).”
The Academic Women’s Network was established in 1990 by women faculty at Washington University School of Medicine to serve as a liaison between women faculty and the university administration, to promote professional interactions and career development, and to assist and mentor women faculty and trainees in science and medicine. Learn more
Our mission is to advance political, social, cultural, and economic awareness about the African continent by engaging individuals in dialogue that will establish a deeper understanding and appreciation of the dynamic cultures within the continent. Learn more
The Alternative Lifestyle Association (ALA) is a Student Union recognized group dedicated to bringing resources to the Washington University community in an effort to promote healthy attitudes toward sex and sexuality. We are open to all races, religions, genders, sexual orientations, and kinks. We promote acceptance and education, and expect all members to show respect for each other’s lifestyles, however different or similar they may be.
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American Indian Student Association (AISA) is a student-run organization open to all American Indian students on campus. Non-Native students on campus who are interested in Native American issues are also welcome. Learn more
The American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) is a national organization that is dedicated to promoting women’s health, improving the professional development and personal well-being of its members, and increasing the influence of women in all aspects of the medical profession. Here at Washington University, we organize many events, both within the university, and out in the community. Learn more
Ashoka is WashU’s South Asian Student Association. Ashoka promotes the understanding and appreciation of South Asian culture through various events during the year such as the Diwali show in the fall, South Asian Heritage Month and Holi celebration in the spring. Learn more
Asian Christian Fellowship at Washington University exists to be an environment where broken people discover and respond to the grace of God. ACF seeks to be a community committed to the deepening of faith in Jesus Christ by fostering an environment of open, honest, spiritual dialogue. Learn more
The Asian Multicultural Council, or AMC, serves to bring the Asian clubs at WashU together in order to foster diversity and promote cultural enrichment on campus. AMC hosts events such as the Lunar New Year Festival & Firework Show, the Mid-Autumn Festival, and many others where we invite the Asian clubs to team up at exciting events in our festive celebrations of Asian culture.
The purpose of the Asian Music Association is to link people of all cultures together through the universal language of music. AMA provides individuals in the Washington University and in the larger St. Louis area with an opportunity to gather, share, and enjoy Asian music. Learn more
APALSA’s mission is to address issues surrounding diversity and inclusion in the legal community, locally and nationally. The APALSA chapter of Washington University in St. Louis is primarily composed of Asian American law students at Wash U, but welcomes participation from all law students interested in Asian Pacific American issues. Learn more
The Asian-Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA) is dedicated to advocating quality health care for the Asian-Pacific American (APA) community, increasing awareness of APA health issues, providing resources and outreach opportunities for APA medical students, and celebrating the diversity of Asian cultures. Learn more
The Association for Women Faculty serves to foster professional and social interactions among women faculty, to defend campus-wide diversity and to advance the interests of women faculty at Washington University in St. Louis. Learn more
The Association of Black Biomedical Graduate Students (ABBGS) is a student-led organization dedicated to strengthening the social, cultural, and academic well being of black biomedical graduate students at Washington University, while promoting diversity within the campus community. ABBGS welcomes all members of the Washington University community to aid in our mission to heighten cultural awareness on campus and to support active recruitment and retention of a culturally diverse student body.
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The Association of Black Students (ABS) is a Wash U cultural group concerned with the wellbeing and issues of black students on campus and political, social and economic issues affecting the black community worldwide. Learn more
The mission of the Washington University in St. Louis Black Alumni Council is to support the professional and personal development of Washington University black alumni, to assist the university in the recruitment and retention of African-American students, and to enhance the continued growth and development of the university as an exemplary institution. Learn more
Now in its 27th year, Black Anthology is a show that is written, choreographed, directed and produced entirely by WashU undergraduates. Each year the Executive Board, cast and crew aim to create a show that examines the nuanced black experience in America, from both the past and present. Learn more
The Black Graduate Council is Washington University’s campus-wide group for graduate and professional students of African descent, and anyone who shares their concerns. BGC’s objectives are to provide both social and professional network bases for Wash U students by connecting students across the varying schools and departments within the university, to assist the university in recruitment and retention of black students seeking graduate/professional degrees, and to support the Wash U and St. Louis communities through service. Learn more
WashU Black Law Students Association (BLSA) exists to support its members, focusing on the concerns of Black and other minority students, in their pursuit of success in law school. Founded in 1973, the organization has maintained a strong commitment to the St. Louis community throughout its history. Learn more
Black Pre-Law Association serves as a resource to assist underrepresented students in their pursuit of law school by providing various tools, networking opportunities, and information to achieve their legal goals.
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BRIDGE is the LGBTQA affinity group for Washington University in St. Louis faculty and staff. BRIDGE: Bravery, Responsibility, Inclusion, Dignity, Guidance, and Empowerment. These are the pillars/values for the affinity group’s mission. BRIDGE at WashU is our official name, but commonly referred to as BRIDGE. All WashU faculty and staff are welcome to join BRIDGE. We strongly encourage our allies to participate as we are an inclusive group and need our allies!
Brown School African Students Association provides a network for both African and non-African Brown School students interested in African and to increase awareness of African issues.
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The Campus Diversity Collaborative (CDC) encourages campus conversation around issues of diversity and inclusion, and fosters a support network for WashU professionals who care about these issues.
The Chabad Student Association is a student-run group, focused on increasing Jewish awareness on campus as well as providing unique social and educational activities and opportunities to students from all different backgrounds. Learn more
With a focus on career development in and related to China, China Business Association offers extensive speaker programs, workshops, and mentor connections designed to broaden the professional experience of its members and the community. It is our goal to serve as a medium through which students develop lasting relationships with practicing professionals, gain awareness of the international business community, and advance their career goals through opportunities from our alumni network.
China Law Society is a law student organization at WashU Law dedicated to helping law students interested in China Laws or practicing law in the greater China region. CLS reaches out of the law school to develop new connections with employers in the greater China region and employers in the U.S. with a Chinese background. CLS also has local connections with professionals that are able to provide more information about St. Louis and Missouri.
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WashU Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA), officially recognized since 2001, is the only university-wide graduate student organization that coordinates social and intellectual activities for Chinese students and scholars on both Danforth and medical campus of Washington University. We also strive to increase cultural awareness on campus and share Chinese culture within the entire WashU community. Learn more
Our mission is to serve and represent non-faculty and non-union Danforth staff members. We seek to collaborate with the senior administration (Associate Vice Chancellor/Provost level and above) and Human Resources to broaden and strengthen the lines of communication on matters that impact staff and to provide advice to the administration on policy decisions. Learn more
The Diversity Affairs Council’s mission is to foster a more inclusive campus environment by: serving as an advocate and a trusted resource for students and student groups, empowering students to take a proactive role in diversity-related issues, and amplifying student voices to the administrative level. Learn more
The mission of the Diversity and Inclusion Forum for Faculty and Staff (DIFFS) at Washington University in St. Louis is to build a strong and influential community of underrepresented faculty and staff. DIFFS provides and supports educational, social and cultural competency opportunities. Learn more
The GSS Diversity Committee regularly sponsors and organizes events to promote inclusiveness for all graduate students at Washington University. Generally, the Diversity Committee hosts at least one major panel discussion and one or two more informal coffee events per academic year, inviting speakers from faculty and administration across Arts and Sciences. These events are free and open to all graduate students. Learn more
Graduate Students with Children at WashU is an informal forum for graduate and professional students at Washington University in St. Louis who have children to come together to share resources and stories.Learn more
The mission of The Greater China Club is to promote the awareness of Chinese culture and social and business events within Olin community through organizing annual cultural and social events. Learn more
Hawaii club is devoted to celebrating both native and local Hawaiian culture through food, music, and dance. We meet on a monthly basis, and in the spring, we hold our annual lu`au event. Our aim is to spread Aloha. Learn more
Founded in 1946, WashU Hillel has fostered campus Jewish life for generations of students. Our mission is to be the catalyst for Jewish life among college students at WashU. We connect students with one another and with Jewish culture and traditions through service and social justice, Israel engagement, religious life, and social and leadership programs. Our beautiful building reopened in the Spring of 2014 after a complete renovation, providing a warm and inviting space to relax, study, hang out with friends, attend a program or celebrate Shabbat. Learn more
HKSA showcases the East-meets-West culture of Hong Kong. By introducing WashU students to Hong Kong cuisine and entertainment, we promote the appreciation of this unique city. Our board and events are open to the entire WashU community.
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I-CAN is designed to help international students improve communication skills, build networks, and learn leadership skills by working on group projects with other members in an English-speaking and multicultural environment, thereby enhancing individual member’s professional development and job marketability. This group also welcomes English-speaking U.S. students who are interested in enhancing their international experience and sharing American cultural with international students. Learn more
International Student Association (ISA) seeks to bridge the gap between international students and American students at the Brown School and beyond.
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ITALO club is WashU’s Italian cultural and language student organization. ITALO club focuses on teaching Italian cooking and attending dinner with Italian speakers in the St. Louis community. Learn more
J Street U at WashU is our campus branch of the national organization J Street U. J Street U is the campus arm of the national organization, J Street, which is the only Pro-Israel, Pro-Peace American Jewish political group. On campus, J Street U undergoes campaigns, aiming to create a coalition of student organizations and interested parties to join the national student movement for two states for two peoples in Israel and Gaza/West Bank by voicing the student opinion about key issues. In addition, we hold many educational events throughout the semester; smaller ones, where we have in-depth dialogue about various issues concerning the conflict; and larger ones such as speakers or movie viewings. Learn more
The purpose of the Jewish Business Students Association is to bring together the Jewish Community at the Olin School of Business and serve as a resource to inform, support and enrich the entire student body. We strive to build stronger ties among Jewish students, foster a sense of community and promote Israel on campus. Learn more
The Jewish Law Society (JLS) seeks to foster a Jewish community in the law school by engaging both students and faculty through various social and cultural events, including happy hours, holiday celebrations, student/faculty dinners, and philanthropic activities. In addition, the JLS cosponsors events with other Jewish graduate student associations on campus to create a sense of campus-wide community among the graduate student population.
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The Korean Graduate Student Association coordinates and manages social, informational and scholastic events to help Korean students have a fascinating experience studying at WashU. Our events help students to build social networks, motivate themselves for better academic achievements, and find career opportunities. Learn more
Korean Olin Student Association (KOSA) is a Korean Cultural Student Organization for all students interested in Korea at Olin Business School. Its mission is to serve as a representative of the Korean community in Olin, to promote cultural diversity, and to bring together those who have an interest in Korean culture through social events and activities. Learn more
The Latino Graduate Student Alliance (LGSA) is a student group that addresses the social, educational, and professional needs of Latina/o graduate students and those interested in Latina/o and Latin American issues at Washington University in St. Louis. We strive to increase awareness and understanding of social, economic, cultural, and political issues affecting the Latino community at large. Learn more
Latino Link is an interdisciplinary working group led by Washington University faculty, staff and students. The purpose is to link the WUSTL community to resources and initiatives related to Latin America, the Caribbean, and Latinos in the United States. Learn more
The LGBT Student Involvement and Leadership website is an online clearinghouse providing information about events, resources, programs, and volunteer opportunities designed for Washington University’s LGBT community. Whether you are already a member of the WUSTL community or a prospective student we hope you will find the answer to your questions about the LGBT community on campus. Learn more
Lunar New Year Festival (LNYF) is an annual, student-run production staged in commemoration and celebration of the Lunar New Year. As an organization, LNYF fundraises for a philanthropy and hosts a variety of events throughout the year in order to engage the Washington University and St. Louis communities.Learn more
The Men’s Project is open to all men without regard to race, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, religion, disability or experience and provides a space for critical self-reflection and dialogue on topics of masculinities, gender construction, and identity. The experience will focus on the examination of societal images, expectations, and messages around masculinity to empower men to better understand themselves, promote the advancement of gender equity, and raise consciousness in their communities. Learn more
WUSTL Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students (MAPS) is an organization vested in ensuring that there is equal representation in the healthcare professions. Come learn how we plan on implementing this goal through unique opportunities. We welcome ALL students from our WashU community from all backgrounds! Learn more
The Association of Mixed Students is a student group dedicated to discussing intersectional identities of all kinds and providing a safe-space for those who identity with more than one race, ethnicity, culture, nation, religion, and more. Learn more
The Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration is an annual celebration honoring the legacy of Dr. King and the impact he has made on those who carry the torch for humanity. Washington University in St. Louis has hosted this event for over 20 years through an alliance of dedicated faculty, staff and students representing various departments, offices and organizations, in an effort to keep the dream alive.
The Martin Luther King Jr Commemoration Committee and Subcommittees organizes and plans the logistics for the program activities of the MLK Commemoration celebration. WUSTL faculty and staff are welcome to join the committee!
To get involved, contact Rudolph Clay, (314) 935-5059.
The National Black MBA Association, Inc. (NBMBAA) Washington University Collegiate Chapter is part of the larger nonprofit organization of minority MBAs, business professionals, entrepreneurs and MBA students who make up this powerful organization. With thousands of members worldwide working in both private and public sectors, we share a commitment to education and business — the two principal keys to the economic development of the Black community.
The National Organization of Black Chemists & Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) has a mission of facilitating a diverse professional workforce in science and technology. The annual NOBCChE conference provides many academic and career development programs and opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students. Learn more
NOMA supports student chapters as the National Organization of Minority Architecture Students (NOMAS). NOMAS has a student chapter at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts. Started in 2010, its goals are to foster creative communication between students of all ethnicities, backgrounds and cultures using the language of design, with the hope that the fruits of these conversations will manifest themselves in local communities and the world at large. Learn more
The National Society of Black Engineers at Washington University in St. Louis is fully committed to upholding the NSBE Mission “to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community.”Learn more
The mission of the Olin Black MBA Association is to serve the academic, professional, and social interests of black (African American, African, and Caribbean) students at Olin Business School. We also aim to foster a greater sense of community among black students at Olin and facilitate interaction with black student organizations at other graduate and professional programs at Washington University in St. Louis. Learn more
The mission of the Olin Diversity Council is to facilitate inclusion of all students and create a healthy academic, professional, and social experience at the Olin Business School. We are committed to working with students, affiliated groups, and administration to make the business school a welcoming environment. We will foster inclusion by addressing barriers related to ability status, class, ethnicity, gender identity, citizenship, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and other identities students acknowledge for themselves in the business school community. Learn more
The Olin Veterans Association (OVA) exists to assist veteran students, alumni, and applicants in transitioning successfully into the business world. Companies recognize the skills you possess and the sacrifice you have made for your country. They also recognize the accelerated development of your leadership and management skills. The OVA will support your interests as you embark upon your MBA studies and new role in the business world. Learn more
Olin Women in Business supports women in business by offering career, recruiting, educational and networking opportunities for women MBAs at Olin Business School. We promote gender equity in leadership through advances in curriculum, career development and community building for women. Learn more
OUTLaw is an educational, political, and social alliance of law students interested in working with Washington University and the surrounding community towards fostering and maintaining an environment that is supportive, positive, and safe for individuals of sexual and gender diversity. In striving for a greater understanding of sexuality and gender issues at the law school and within the affiliated communities, OUTLaw aims at addressing the legal issues associated with sexual and gender diversity and provides resources and support for social activism. Learn more
+PLUS is a group whose primary focus is holding closed spaces for students who are both LGBTQ-identified and people of color to discuss unique issues at the intersections of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender identity. We also work to spread dialogues on intersectionality and advocacy, collaborate with student groups and outside organizations, and remain in solidarity with QTPOC like us with various experiences, circumstances, and needs. Learn more
Pride Alliance is a multi-focus LGBTQIA organization that is open to all Washington University students regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity and/or gender expression. Pride Alliance will provide a supporting and stimulating environment, which students can grow from, contribute to, and build upon. Pride Alliance holds a general body meeting every two weeks during the school year. Learn more
Washington University’s Russian Club. Currently switching out management. We have plans to discuss and learn about all things Russian: language, culture, history, politics, and artistic media! Learn more
SafeZones is Washington University’s peer-led LGBTQIA inclusivity training program. The program provides training for a variety of student groups and communities on campus as well as faculty and staff training. Learn more
Sensasians is Wash U’s premier Asian interest A Cappella group. Founded in 2009, we sing in English and various Asian languages. Known as the singing pandas on campus, we specialize in bilingual mashups and more! Learn more
The purpose of the Singapore Students’ Association is to create a supportive and inclusive community for our members. SSA also promotes the awareness of Singapore culture and society to the Washington University community. Learn more
The Society of Hispanic Business Professionals is an organization of Hispanic undergraduate students interested in entering into a career in business upon graduation. Our goal is to network through Olin in order to discover more internship opportunities and connections for members. We believe building a network is very important in the business world and being minorities can help us with our goal of working for well-known organizations. Learn more
Washington University’s Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is an international educational and service organization representing both student and professional women engineers. The WashU section of SWE strives to support women engineering students by organizing outreach, networking, mentoring and social activities throughout the year. Both women and men are welcome to join SWE. Learn more
The South Asian Law Student Association (SALSA) of Washington University in St. Louis is a group that brings together law students interested in South Asia, provides a forum to discuss South Asian issues and affairs, and develops opportunities to study and work in South Asia. SALSA sponsors and co-sponsors a number of events throughout the year with these goals in mind. Learn more
Staam is WashU’s premier Jewish a cappella group, which means that we bring a completely unique experience to a cappella on our college campus. And if you ask us why we love to sing, you may hear us cheer “Staam,” or for those of you who don’t speak much Hebrew, “Just because.” And that’s why we do what we do, and why we love it so much. Learn more
The Taiwanese Graduate Student Association at Washington University in St. Louis, aims to promote the culture of Taiwan and to encourage the interaction, cooperation, and goodwill in and among all organizations of Washington University in St. Louis. Learn more
The TAMID Group is a nonprofit organization that develops the professional skills of undergraduate students through hands-on interaction with the Israeli economy. TAMID integrates the next generation of entrepreneurs and business professionals with Israel through a comprehensive education curriculum, pro-bono consulting for Israeli startups, capital market investment research, and a summer internship program in Israel. TAMID has no political or religious affiliations. Learn more
Thai Student Association welcomes everyone who is interested in Thai culture, people, and food. We also seek to exchange our customs and ideas with the many other cultural groups on campus to promote a multi-cultural atmosphere. Learn more
The purpose of the Woman’s Club is to advance the educational and outreach programs of Washington University by encouraging friendships and inclusiveness; creating a forum for education, growth, and stimulation; and promoting service to the Washington University community. Learn more
The Women’s Society of Washington University is an organization primarily of women of all ages from all backgrounds who share the desire to experience the resources of Washington University in St. Louis through education, scholarship, student projects and leadership.
The purpose of Washington University Trailblazers is to acknowledge, commemorate and celebrate the contributions that Black alumni, faculty and staff have made to the institution and broader communities. The initiative provides an opportunity for the university and local community to learn more about Washington University’s history, recognize Black change agents who have shaped the present-day institution, and make intergenerational connections with alumni, faculty, staff and current students. Learn more
Transcending Gender (TG) is a student-run group that offers a safe space for individuals who wish to discuss and find support for their gender identity.
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Umang is the campus-wide Indian graduate student association of Washington University in St. Louis. Umang is actively involved in bringing together the Indian and the wider South Asian community at Washington University, through social and cultural events. We also provide assistance to incoming graduate students from South Asia in the form of airport pickups, temporary housing and other guidance. Umang is an independent, non-political, non-religious, and non-profit organization that is open to all students and scholars attending Washington University and their families. Learn more
Uncle Joe’s is a confidential, anonymous peer counseling group for WashU undergrads. Call anytime or stop by during our office hours to talk about anything! Additionally, check out http://unclejoe.wustl.edu or click “about” for a list of resources available. Learn more
Vietnamese Student Association (VSA) has been on campus for quite a few years and we have many annual events that attract many students such as Pho Night, as well as other events when we cooperate with other student groups. We wanted to create a friendly opportunity where anyone, regardless of their nationality, who wants to learn more about Vietnam can come and join. In the near future, we want to work more coherently with AMC (Asian Multicultural Council) to organize more events and celebrate Vietnamese traditions as well as other Asian countries’ traditions as well. Learn more
Washington University for Undergraduate Socioeconomic Diversity (WU/FUSED) is a group of student advocates for socioeconomic diversity at Wash U. Our goal is to promote open discussion about class issues on campus, and to put pressure on the administration to recognize socioeconomic diversity as a top university priority.WU/FUSED is an affiliate of U/FUSED, a national advocacy group for diversity in higher education. Learn more
The Washington University Pride Alumni Network (WUPAN) encourages LGBTQIA alumni to provide service to the university and to further the well-being of LGBTQIA students. WUPAN also facilitates fellowship and a sense of community among LGBTQIA alumni, faculty and staff. Learn more
WUVETS is comprised of current graduate and undergraduate student veterans. The purpose of the student group is to represent and advocate for the interests of student veterans. We hope to provide veterans and their family members with the support and resources that will help make their transition to Washington University as easy as possible. Further, we want to make it possible for veteran students to not only seamlessly transition, but thrive in Washington University’s setting by giving them a platform to voice their needs and pursue professional development while working closely with university administrators. Learn more
Wash U Students for Israel is dedicated to providing students with opportunities to learn about issues involving Israel and the Middle East. Wash U Students for Israel is open to all Washington University in St. Louis undergraduate students.Wash U Students for Israel is an independent student organization recognized by Student Union. Learn more
The objective of Women & Engineering is to provide a networking avenue for our female professional alumnae. This is an opportunity for Washington University women alumnae from the School of Engineering & Applied Science to interact with fellow alumnae and current students. Women in engineering are an underrepresented demographic and we hope that Women & Engineering will serve as an outlet to provide an engagement opportunity. Learn more
Forbes named Washington University in St. Louis one of the most important STEM colleges for women. WashU Engineering strives to provide a supportive environment and encourages diversity in the school’s research labs and classrooms. Learn more
We are a educational advocacy organization dedicated to making known the need for women architects by encouraging gender equality in the field of architecture and design, especially within the Washington University in St. Louis Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts. Learn more
WiCS is an informal group of women in the CSE department. Through social activities and mentoring programs, we aim to foster a sense of community among the various women in the department: undergrads, grad students, post docs, and faculty. Learn more
Women of Color Law Society focuses on efforts to promote the inclusion of racially and ethnically diverse women into the legal community. We strive to foster an environment conducive to fellowship and mentorship, enabling students to share their unique experiences. Most importantly, WCLS provides a sisterhood that extends far beyond graduation. Our goal is to provide the necessary resources to create an enduring network of support that will be available to every woman of color from the minute she arrives at Washington University throughout the rest of her career. Learn more
The Women’s Law Caucus (WLC), founded in 1972, strives to emphasize the development and achievements of women in the field of law, while fostering relationships among law students, faculty and the community at large. Through public service projects and outreach to leading female lawyers and academics, our members build foundations for their futures in law. The value of the organization lies in our diverse backgrounds and experiences; we seek to cultivate a stimulating and supportive environment where students can equally contribute to, and share in, this resource. Learn more