Teaching students today who will transform
the world tomorrow.

During the 2021-22 academic year, the Division of Student Affairs engaged in a robust strategic planning process.

Led by Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Dr. Anna Gonzalez, five defined anchors emerged: Career Development; Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion; Healthy Excellence; Leadership; and Student Engagement & Belonging. The Student Affairs strategic plan is the first in WashU history to be approved by the Board of Trustees. This plan is instrumental to WashU being a leader in providing a 21st century higher education experience to students.

We are WashU:
Impact every student…
Inspire a transformational experience…
Create our leaders of tomorrow…

Student Affairs Strategic Plan Anchors

1. Career Development

Discover. Pursue. Transform.
We will chart a course for career discovery and create pathways to meaningful and competitive employment opportunities throughout our students’ lives.

2. Healthy Excellence

Healthy Students = Healthy Community
We aspire to distinguish WashU as a place where students graduate even healthier than when they arrive.

3. Equity, Diversity
& Inclusion

Learn. Understand. Appreciate.
We will increase access and inclusion for all students, foster honest conversation, encourage the fair exchange of ideas, and build
understanding of diverse lived experiences at WashU.

4. Leadership

Integrity. Character. Emotional Intelligence.
We will create a renewed focus on leadership as an essential quality for WashU graduates. Define a shared university vision and approach to leadership development that will shape the leaders of tomorrow.

5. Student Engagement
& Belonging

We are WashU.
We will ensure all students feel a sense of belonging and have easy access to the resources they need to learn, grow, and flourish.