This Civic Moment:
COVID-19 Response and Resources

Letter to Our Students:
Fall Planning: We’re Here When You’re Ready

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.

About the Institute

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.

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Class of 2021 Civic Scholars: Summer Spotlights

Over the past few months, Civic Scholars pivoted and exercised creativity to reimagine their Civic Summers. The Civic Summer is an integral extension of their coursework – a time for Civic Scholars to apply what they have learned over the course of two semesters, in partnership with community organizations or self-directed under the guidance of […]