Nominate a Colleague for the Drum Major Awards

The Upstander Awards recognize individuals at WashU School of Medicine who embody what it means to be an upstander. Awardees should be those who speak up or act in support of an individual or cause, particularly someone who intervenes on behalf of a person being bullied or attacked. Upstanders are people who speak and act against injustices.

Community Discussions on Leadership’s Antiracism Commitment

Our office is hosting one-hour community discussions for our community to learn and talk about the new WUSM Leadership Commitment to Anti-Racism Statement. Participants will be invited to share what this commitment means to you and how you can be involved in this important transformation initiative.

Following the ClubQ Shooting: ODEI’s Commitment to the LGBTQIA+ Community

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion mourns the lives of the five persons who were killed, and our thoughts are with those injured. The LGBTQIA+ community is hurting, and the pain is exacerbated by national rhetoric that centers itself on hate for transgender and gay people.

Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is devastated by Monday’s horrific school shooting at the Central Visual and Performing Arts High School

Loss of life in a place of learning is unthinkable, and sadly all too familiar. Classrooms should be safe havens where young people feel welcomed and where learning is celebrated. Our community is strong; however, this pain cannot be healed easily. The consequences of gun violence are pervasive and affect entire communities: children, adults, and families.

In Solidarity

We are saddened and angered by the recent violence fueled by white supremacy and racism in Buffalo, Laguna Woods, and Dallas. We honor those who lost their lives. We grieve with those who lost loved ones and all who are impacted by the trauma of these events.

Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah)

Hi all, I’m writing to make you all aware of Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah) occurring from sundown on Wednesday, April 27th to sundown Thursday, April 28th. Some of you may have seen or observed the International Holocaust Day of Remembrance in January. Yom HaShoah marks the beginning of 3 important days within the Jewish […]

Speak up against xenophobia and racism during COVID-19


Fears of the novel coronavirus have led to deep divisiveness along racial and ethnic lines. We encourage our campus community to actively interrupt and denounce xenophobic and racist behavior.