Since its founding, the Women’s Society has contributed to the university and St. Louis in countless ways. Members are proud of the support they give to Washington University students, including two full-tuition scholarships each year to St. Louis Community College graduates who transfer to WashU. The WSWU also honors one or more graduating WashU senior women each year with the Harriet K. Switzer Award and supports many student projects and programs with funding grants awarded annually.


Lectures and Events

The Women’s Society of Washington University sponsors an annual lecture series featuring distinguished Washington University faculty members who cover a wide range of current topics.


Want to get involved?

Regardless of how much time you have to give, there are many ways to participate in the Women’s Society. We offer virtual and in-person opportunities to help support the WSWU mission and connect with each other throughout the year.


Student Support

The Women’s Society sponsors a two-year, full-tuition scholarship, a leadership award, and more than a dozen student project grants annually.


Our History

The Women’s Society engages women in the life of the university through education, scholarships, student projects, and leadership. Members carry out the society’s mission through support of university programs, full-tuition scholarships, and lectures.

Upcoming event

From Research to Impact in Public Health: Translating What We Know into Action

Thursday, October 6, 10 a.m. 
William G. Powderly, MD
J. William Campbell Professor of Medicine Larry J. Shapiro Director, Institute for Public Health

Karen Joynt Maddox, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Washington University School of Medicine and Co-Director, Center for Heath Economics and Policy, Institute for Public Health

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Composing a Life: Women Inspiring Women

This annual event offers women undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to hear how five diverse women have defined success in their lives. Listen to each panelist’s story and learn how they have combined career, personal life, and other interests beyond graduation.