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.
From 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.
At Washington University in St. Louis, we are “in St. Louis, for St. Louis.” Our university provides good jobs, invests in construction, delivers world-class medical care, offers an exceptional education to talented students regardless of their ability to pay and conducts vital research that benefits us all. We are proud to partner with school districts and other civic organizations to meet our region’s biggest challenges.
Washington University in St. Louis was ranked the top employer in Missouri by Forbes on its 2021 list of “America’s Best Employers By State.” The rankings are based on the results of an anonymous nationwide survey conducted by Forbes, in partnership with market research company Statista. The survey included 80,000 Americans working at offices with at least […]
A new contact tracing app already being used in St. Louis will soon allow you to be notified within minutes of being exposed to someone with COVID.
Washington University developed it and says hundreds have already signed up this past week. Soon, big employers across Missouri are expected to get on board.
The WashU Pledge is a bold new financial aid program that provide a free undergraduate education to incoming, full-time Missouri and southern Illinois students who are Pell Grant-eligible or from families with annual incomes of $75,000 or less.
Through its invigorated Supplier Diversity Initiative, the university awarded nearly one-fourth of all new construction projects to women and minority business enterprises and offered further support through coaching and free business courses. Read how Washington University is building a bigger, better construction industry.