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. Louis

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.

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

A Commitment to St. Louis

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.

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

Recent News

WashU ranked top Missouri employer by Forbes

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 […]

Washington University develops contact tracing app

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.

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.

Strength through diversity (Links to an external site)

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.