Ensuring students thrive

College is a pivotal period of development. As our students pursue excellence in all they do, their success should not come at the expense of their well-being.

The Division of Student Affairs is committed to Healthy Excellence, a campus-wide comprehensive spectrum of programs and services that prioritizes all dimensions of health and well-being as a foundation for lifelong success.

Your participation in the Hamilton Healthy Excellence Challenge for Young Alumni will help empower our undergraduate and graduate students to meet their full potential and distinguish WashU as a place where students graduate healthier than when they arrived.

How the challenge works

Carol and John Hamilton have generously established a giving challenge that enables you to double your impact on the WashU student experience.

Through June 30, 2024, the Hamilton family will match, dollar for dollar, gifts of $500 or more from the classes of 2003-2023. This means that your gift of $500 or more will receive recognition in the William Greenleaf Eliot Society, WashU’s giving club for donors who contribute a minimum of $1,000 to the university each fiscal year.

Gifts must be designated to one or more of the following funds to qualify:

WashU Student Experience Fund

Supports the highest priorities of a best-in-class student experience by providing essential resources utilized at the discretion of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.

Student Health & Well-being

Supports the health and well-being of our students through counseling and psychological services, promotion and prevention services, WashU Cares, Habif Medical Services, and disability resources.

Career Services

Supports reimagined career services that will improve career readiness, bolster faculty collaboration, and deepen employer engagement.

Student Professional Opportunities Fund

Supports fully-funded pre-professional opportunities for students, including internships, research positions, co-ops, and micro-internships.

Student Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion

Supports programs, services, and curricula that provide students the tools to build diverse perspectives, engage in productive dialogue, and navigate the world with confidence and self-awareness.


Marianne ChervitzSenior Associate Director of Advancement, Student Affairs

We believe every student should have the opportunity to thrive. And that means supporting the whole student — their mind and body, their academic and extracurricular experiences, and so much more.

Carol and John Hamilton, WashU parents