Oct. 16-22, 2023

Civic Action Week (CAW) kicks off on October 16! CAW is a weeklong initiative to highlight civic engagement opportunities throughout Washington University—in relationship with local community, campus partners, and beyond. All week across campus, different faculty, staff, and community partners will host events and other opportunities to engage. 

Why Civic Action Week? 

Our civic landscape is continually evolving. Events of the last few years have compelled us to reflect on the state of our democracy and civic impact. The profound health and economic consequences of the pandemic, as well as an increasingly fractured political sphere, underscore the importance of civic engagement. So where do you begin?

We see Civic Action Week as a tool for students to understand their civic journey, learn more about critical issues, and build connections for future work.

From screen printing your own civic action t-shirt to immersion trips into St. Louis neighborhoods, there’s plenty of ways to get involved on campus. We want to empower you to turn your civic passions into action.

Event Line-up

Some events have limited spots available. Registration is requested if you plan to attend. 

There are not currently any upcoming events scheduled. Please check back for new events to be added.

In the meantime, if you’d like to explore campus events, please visit Happenings at WashU.


A special thanks to our sponsor, the Women’s Society of Washington University, for their financial support of this endeavor.  


Washington University in St. Louis is a non-partisan, tax-exempt institution. The University is prohibited by law from engaging in the campaign of any candidate or political party.  Individual students and student groups may engage in partisan activities, but they do not speak on behalf of the University.  Listing of an event or activity herein does not constitute University sponsorship, support, or endorsement of any political candidate, political party, or political action committee.