Washington University in St. Louis is a community of diverse people brought together in the common pursuits of education, personal growth, and community development. Residential Life is committed to supporting and nurturing diversity through recognizing these shared endeavors and the uniqueness that each student, faculty, and staff member brings to them. Through the similarities and differences we find in our race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, ability, religion, and national origin, we believe that our campus provides rich and unique opportunities to learn from one another. We believe that our diversity enriches and empowers the lives of us all.
Our mission is to provide a supportive, educational, and self-exploratory campus environment through residential living at Washington University. Freedom of thought and mutual respect are viewed as cornerstones of this mission; therefore, acts of oppression, discrimination, abuse, harassment, and/or hatred will not be tolerated or ignored. Everyone who chooses to live in or visit our residential colleges must understand that we will not allow any form of bigotry, whether verbal or written, physical or psychological, direct or implied. Any attempt to oppress any individual or group is a threat to everyone in the community. Such behavior will be addressed with the understanding that education is always our primary goal.