Fostering connections is critical in supporting Black students at WashU.

We have curated a collection of resources to promote engagement with students and organizations on campus, and keep you informed about WashU’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

While not exhaustive, below are a variety of ways to connect with the Black WashU community, including information about our online mentoring platform, a list of Black student organizations, and links to initiatives that promote Black culture, diversity, and representation on campus.

WashU resources

WashU strives for a diverse community, fully committed to the principles of equity, fairness, and inclusive excellence. Explore the resources below to learn more about our vision and our progress.

Alums celebrate during Black Alumni Weekend
Black Alumni Weekend attendees gather at the welcome reception

Campus organizations

Getting involved is an important part of life at WashU. These campus organizations support Black life at the university, and offer students opportunities to lead and engage within a supportive community.

  • African Students Association
    ASA’s 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.
  • Association of Black Students
    The Association of Black Students is an organization with a rich, powerful history of fellowship, service, and advocacy at Washington University.
  • Black Anthology
    Black Anthology was founded in 1989. It is an annual performance that is written, choreographed, directed, and produced entirely by WashU students.
  • Black Law Student Association
    WashULaw BLSA exists to support its members by focusing on the concerns and well-being of Black students in their pursuit of success in law school.
  • Black Men’s Coalition
    The Black Men’s Coalition is an affinity space for black identifying men at WashU dedicated to providing a safe space for Black Men to gather and prosper.
  • Black Student Mutual Aid
    Mutual aid by and for Black WashU students.
  • Hamsini Living-Learning Community
    Hamsini is a living-learning community open to all students who are interested in exploring matters related to the African diaspora.
  • National Society of Black Engineers
    The Washington University Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (WU NSBE) is dedicated to increasing the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.
  • NOIR
    WashU’s First Multimedia Affinity Space for Black Creatives.
African Students Association
African Students Association members
  • Olin Africa
    The mission of Olin Africa is to increase the awareness of business opportunities, culture, politics, and the economy.
  • Olin Black MBA
    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.
    QUEENs aims to bring together black women and femmes on campus for the purpose of social, emotional, and academic support.
  • Sam Fox School Black Student Network
    The SFS Black Student Network at WashU is a student-led organization dedicated to uplifting and supporting the creative voices and experiences of Black students on campus and beyond with social and professional community, as well as providing resources to support students.
  • WashU Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA)
    The Black Graduate Student Association seeks to build community among incoming and continuing graduate and professional students of African descent across the African diaspora.
  • WUBLAC (Black Student Athletes)
    WU BLAC is dedicated to empowering Black student athletes at WashU by creating a community with a culture of personal growth and professional development in alliance with the athletic department and WashU as a whole.

Networking resources

Connect with fellow Washington University alumni and current students with these opportunities that extend beyond campus.


This WashU Black Alumni Digital Book (powered by Brightcrowd) is intended to help you easily reconnect with your classmates and establish new connections within our Black alumni community. Personalized pages in the book include photos, life updates, accomplishments, favorite WashU memories, and current contact information. Create your page and join 750+ WashU Black alumni on Brightcrowd today.

Black Alumni Council LinkedIn Group

Join the WashU Black Alumni Council’s revamped LinkedIn Group! This group is a great way to stay connected with fellow alumni and to grow your professional network. Share your experiences, ask for advice, and help others along the way. We look forward to seeing you there!


Join other alumni and current students on our online networking platform WashU CNX (pronounced “WashU connects”) and take advantage of mentorship, networking, and professional opportunities.