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Washington University, St. Louis

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, Missouri 63130
(314) 935-5000
Email address
School Information
"Our mission drives who we are as a university. As we accept the challenge of our mission’s goals of inclusion and excellence, we are always evolving to meet the needs of our current and prospective students as well as our alumni, faculty and staff. We focus on strategic priorities that produce the most impact toward our goal of enhancing the lives of our students, our community and our world." The university enrolls over 14,500 students, employs over 3,600 faculty, and offers over 300 programs. (Source:
General Information
Washington University, St. Louis, has taken exploratory steps in implementing social justice into its operations. The university is considering adding racial justice to its curricula. The university has not yet made a decision as to whether it will add racial justice to its curricula or how such an addition would be made (i.e. a new course, training module). It is not yet clear whether "racial justice" curriculum addition will contain elements of C.R.T. See developments below.

Actions Taken

Curriculum Changes and Requirements
Program and Research Funding
  • The school’s Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity and Equity funded a series of talks on mindfulness and anti-racism.
  • As part of Black History Month, the Brown School of the university hosted “Advocacy and Allyship: Towards a More Racially Just St. Louis” panel discussion to advance racial equity.
  • The Brown School at Washington University hosted an event in honor of Black History Month asking, “Is Professionalism a Racist Construct?” The talk discussed how professionalism has “been used to silence and marginalize people of color.”
Symbolic Actions
  • The Brown School at Washington University has the Race and Opportunity lab which “examines race, opportunity, and social mobility with an emphasis on informing policies, interventions, and intra-professional practice.”
Last updated July 26th, 2022
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