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.

Gender-Inclusive Restrooms

See gender-inclusive restroom locations on the Danforth Campus on both main campus and residential areas.

Holobaugh Honors

The annual Holobaugh Honors ceremony recognizes students, staff, faculty, and community members who perform direct advocacy and service to LGBTQIA* communities.

Latinx Recognition Ceremony

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

Lavender Recognition Ceremony

Ceremony honoring the achievements and contributions of graduating lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer students and their allies.

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.