In recent years, Washington University has deepened its commitment to galvanize and foster the civic involvement of alumni in addition to students, faculty, and staff, with the goal of fostering thriving communities across the nation and world.

WashU Engage offers civic and community engagement opportunities nationwide, focusing on serving local communities and deepening connections among alumni. The initiative is coordinated by the Gephardt Institute and the Washington University Alumni Association.

To date, over 1,400 alumni and parents have participated in 117 WashU Engage events and Common Reading Program book discussions. 

Programs

WashU Engage

WashU Engage events encourage alumni to engage with their local communities. In 2019, over 350 alumni participated in 19 projects across the nation to understand and help address pressing social issues such as food insecurity.

Book Discussions

Alumni and parents across the county are invited to join thought-provoking group discussions on WashU’s 2019 Common Reading Program selection, Hate: Why We Should Resist It with Free Speech, Not Censorship, by Nadine Strossen.

Resources

Alumni Engagement

Discover alumni groups and WashU Engage service opportunities in your city or region.