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

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.