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

Overall Impact on the Region: 2018Washington 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

College Prep Program supports first-generation scholars

Washington University’s multi-year College Prep Program invites talented high school students with limited resources to live and learn on the Washington University campus at no cost to participating students and families. Read how this innovative program prepares St. Louis students for college.

Strength through diversity

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.