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Welcome to the Gephardt Institute
We foster a vibrant culture of civic engagement throughout Washington University with a vision of civic health in St. Louis and around the world.
Educating Students for Lifelong Engaged Citizenship
We inspire WashU students to actively engage in addressing social challenges. This arc of engagement begins with the first-year experience and continues beyond graduation.
Cultivating Campus and Community Partnerships
We catalyze campus and community partnerships that respond to community needs and priorities. We focus on trust, collaboration, and shared goals.
Infusing Civic Engagement Throughout WashU
We advance WashU’s mission by supporting civic learning, leadership, and impact that reaches students, faculty, staff, alumni, community partners, and supporters.