Creating a transformative student experience

With rapidly evolving careers, growing mental health concerns, the polarized nature of current discourse, and graduates entering the most diverse workforce in U.S. history, the world is more complex today and the needs of students have changed along with it.

This makes WashU’s emphasis on the student experience and the quality of our students’ journeys critically important.

Led by the Division of Student Affairs, WashU has prioritized key areas that will enable the university to
deliver the most transformative experience to our undergraduate and graduate students. Through significant investments in programs, courses, equitable spaces, services, training, and coaching, WashU will position our students to thrive on campus and after graduation.

When you make a gift to any of the eight WashU student experience funds, you help provide undergraduate and graduate students with resources they need to learn, grow, and flourish.

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.

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.

Career Services

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

First-Generation or Limited-Income Services

Supports programs for first-generation or limited-income students that provide guidance and real-world experiences to prepare them for success.

Student Success Fund

Provides students with financial need the resources to cover emergency and educational enrichment expenses, ensuring their successful and robust progression at WashU.

WashU Athletics

Strengthens the student-athlete experience and empowers our highly successful Division III athletics programs by ensuring our talented student-athletes have resources necessary to excel as they train, compete, and lead.

For questions about additional ways you can support a best-in-class student experience, contact

Dr. Anna Gonzalez and Chancellor Martin pose with undergraduate students and their families during orientation
Anna “Dr. G” Gonzalez, vice chancellor for Student Affairs (far left), and Chancellor Andrew D. Martin (third from left) pose with undergraduate students and their families during orientation.