The Office of Government & Community Relations at Washington University in St. Louis serves as the nexus for university relationships with governmental officials, neighborhood associations, as well as civic leaders and organizations.

St. LouisFrom working with local, state and federal representatives to connecting community members to appropriate university resources, the staff of the Office of Government & Community Relations promotes positive university engagement with its various constituencies.

We welcome you to explore the site to learn more about how the university is engaged in the community and how to connect with us in a meaningful way.

Please contact Char Buckley at 314-935-5752 if you have any questions.


A Commitment to St. Louis

Washington University in St. Louis supports student, faculty and staff community engagement that results in thousands of hours annually dedicated to the St. Louis region. As an active member of the community, WashU assists in solving community challenges, partners with school districts and other civic organizations, and attracts considerable financial resources to the area.

Learn more​ about Washington University’s Economic Impact on the St. Louis Region.

Recent News

Meeting the complexities of the times, together

Washington University wants to not only be “in St. Louis,” but “for St. Louis.” With that call to action, the university is taking its commitment to be a good partner in the region to another level.

Students support U. City’s green goals

Municipalities such as University City will play a vital role in President Joe Biden’s plan to halve U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. That’s why Washington University in St. Louis students are working hard to help the neighboring city of 35,000 residents meet its sustainability goals.