Four out of five eligible student voters at Washington University in St. Louis will not vote in the midterm elections Nov. 6. And that’s if all goes well. In 2014, only 15.7 percent of students voted in the midterms compared to the national university average of 19.1 percent. The Gephardt Institute, through our WashU Votes initiative, […]
Mickey and Debbie Stern, longtime supporters of Washington University in St. Louis, have made a $1 million commitment to the Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement in support of our Civic Scholars Program. “For more than two decades, Mickey and Debbie Stern have been tremendous volunteers and benefactors of Washington University,” said Chancellor Mark […]
Election Day is fast approaching. The Gephardt Institute encourages you to have a plan. Make sure you: Know what’s on the ballot! Visit Vote 411 for a guide. You can’t look at your phone in the polling place so use scrap paper for notes. Know where your polling place is! Go to the Missouri Secretary […]
If you ask Molly Metzger why she is so passionate about improving racial equity in housing and economic development, she says “The inequality we have created through decades of public policy is simply unacceptable. We need justice for practices like redlining, restrictive covenants, and other forms of institutionalized discrimination.” Dr. Metzger began her journey as […]
We are delighted to welcome three new staff members, each of whom will advance our mission to cultivate informed and actively engaged citizens.
Events in Washington, D.C. in Celebration of the 10th Anniversary of Institute
WashU has been selected as host of the 2017 IMPACT National Conference, which will gather national student leaders in civic engagement and service.
Prof. Moore McBride shares her perspectives on how universities should engage students in the voting process in a WashU Expert article.
The Research University Civic Engagement Network will focus on civic engagement practices in higher education.
The students, staff, and faculty affiliated with the Gephardt Institute for Public Service are deeply troubled by the events in Ferguson.
Working toward a Masters of Social Work at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work
Roger and Amy Faxon, proud parents of Sara Faxon (2015), have always valued education, volunteerism and civic engagement. The Faxons recently made a gift to Washington University in St. Louis, directing half of the gift to the College of Arts and Sciences and the other half to support the Goldman Fellows Program at the Gephardt […]