Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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University Libraries play a key role in upholding Washington University’s commitment to justice and racial equity. Our efforts are multifaceted and we are making an intentional effort to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout our community. By making space to listen and discuss these issues, we can take actions with a goal of continuous improvement, and look forward to sharing additional details here as related projects and initiatives unfold.

Selected Library Resources

Library Collections

Ensuring and preserving a diverse collection is at the forefront of collection development within the University Libraries. Materials are obtained to stimulate and facilitate the academic interests, but also to support the diverse learning communities across campus and the local St. Louis area.

Selected Collections

Browse Collections

Campus Resources

Washington University in St. Louis is committed to a campus that is open and safe for all members of its community. The University seeks to ensure this promise for a community that embraces and supports diversity in a welcoming climate through inclusive policies and a range of supportive resources.

Accessible Parking & Transportation Request Form | Campus transportation assistance. Documentation required.

Center for Diversity & Inclusion (CDI) | Support and advocate for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.

Bias Reporting | Reporting system for those who experienced or witnessed incidents of bias, prejudice, or discrimination.

LGBTQIA+ Resources | Includes peer mentorship, a free LGBTQIA* retreat, student groups, and regular programming and events.

Green Dot Bystander Intervention Program | Bystander intervention training to create a community where violence is not tolerated.

Relationship & Sexual Violence Prevention Center | Immediate help and resources for information and support concerning relationships.

SafeZones | Educates and promotes discussion around LGBTQIA+ issues in order to develop a more open and inclusive university community.

Uncle Joe’s Peer Counseling Resource Center |
Uncle Joe’s offers undergraduates highly trained peer counselors.

WashU Cares | Empowers Danforth Campus students by connecting students to mental, medical, financial, and academic resources.

Initiatives for Campus Communities