Diversity exists in a large variety of forms. Students often want to know what communities and resources WashU has to offer for their identities. It’s best, however, never to assume a student’s identity. Instead, speak first on WashU’s stance on diversity and resources in a general way. Then, feel free to follow up by asking students if there are any particular forms of diversity or identities that they are particularly interested in learning more about at WashU. Admissions is dedicated to admitting the best and brightest students from all backgrounds.

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion supports and advocates for students from underrepresented or marginalized populations and creates collaborative partnerships across campus in support of this mission. They provide education, training, and offer a physical space for students to gather

The Office for Student Success (OSS) helps support students from first-generation, low-income, and/or rural backgrounds. OSS  runs the “Deneb STARS” program, which provides structured access to a variety of institutional resources including peer mentors, academic support, and social events.

Students are encouraged from their first night on campus to open their minds and engage in stimulating conversations with their diverse peers to learn new perspectives. There are many cultural, religious, and political student groups, and students are encouraged to participate in clubs, events, and lectures that foster inclusivity and awareness.

We also have additional resources, such as Disability Resources, the Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS), Mental Health Services, and resources for those who identify in the LGBTQIA community just to name a few.