Diversity Groups (For complete listing click here)

Our diversity organizations build connections between WashU community members from many backgrounds and experiences.

  • American Medical Women’s Association - a national organization dedicated to promoting women’s health, improving the professional development and personal well-being of its members, and increasing the influence of women in all aspects of the medical profession.

  • Association of Women Faculty - foster professional and social interactions among women faculty, to defend campus-wide diversity and to advance the interests of women faculty at Washington University in St. Louis.

  • Academic Women’s Network - serve as a liaison between women faculty and the university administration, to promote professional interactions and career development, and to assist and mentor women faculty and trainees in science and medicine.

  • Bridge at WashU - An LGBTQA affinity group for Washington University in St. Louis faculty and staff. BRIDGE: Bravery, Responsibility, Inclusion, Dignity, Guidance, and Empowerment.

  • Campus Diversity Collaborative - encourages campus conversation around issues of diversity and inclusion, and fosters a support network for WashU professionals who care about these issues.

  • Diversity & Inclusion for Faculty & Staff - build a strong and influential community of underrepresented faculty and staff. DIFFS provides and supports educational, social and cultural competency opportunities.

  • OUTmed-LGBTQ - identified faculty, residents, fellows and staff at Washington University School of Medicine. OUTMed is supported by the Department of Medicine, and is open to members of the entire School of Medicine, regardless of departmental affiliation.

  • WUMCHA - (wümchä), the Washington University Medical Center Housestaff Auxiliary, a department of Barnes Jewish Hospital, has acted as a support group to address the unique needs of spouses, partners, residents, fellows, and attending physicians affiliated with the Medical Center since 1982. These people, the majority of whom have relocated to St. Louis, have special life stresses that WUMCHA strives to address.