Diversity and Inclusion

People make Community, but Community supports People

WashU is home to thousands of diverse individuals. People who look like you and think like you and people who do neither. All these people make the WashU community and WashU works to support each individual. Learn more about resources central to your identity.

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Asian, Pacific-Islander, Desi, and/or Asian-American (APIDA) Recognition Ceremony

The APIDA Recognition Ceremony, held each May, recognizes all graduating students that identify as Asian, Pacific-Islander, Desi, and/or Asian-American.

Destination Q

Destination Q is a retreat for undergraduate students engaged in LGBTQIA* communities to explore leadership and identity development.

Fraternity and Sorority Transgender Resource Guide

Understanding Transgender Issues in Fraternity & Sorority Life

Gender Pronouns Information

An overview of pronoun usage, LGBTQIA terminology, and community resources.

Latinx Recognition Ceremony

The Latinx Recognition Ceremony, held each May, recognizes all graduating students that identify as Latin American, Latinx, and/or Hispanic.

Lavender Leader Mentors

Faculty and staff mentors are paired with Lavender Leaders to provide advice and guidance.

LGBTQIA+ Resources

There are many resources at WashU that exist to create space for you to navigate your identities, question openly and be your authentic self.

New Social Justice Program to Launch Spring 2020

Stay tuned for information about new programming for social justice!

Associated Departments

  • Center for Diversity and Inclusion

    Our work enhances and strengthens Washington University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

  • Campus Life

    Campus Life empowers students to discover and define themselves and their communities through advising, programs and resources.

  • Residential Life

    We seek to provide a safe environment that encourages learning and personal growth in an inclusive community that empowers and challenges our residents.