1. ACADEMIC ACCOMODATIONS

Reasonable Accommodations for Disabled Students – Washington University in St. Louis supports the rights of enrolled students to a full and equal educational opportunity and, in compliance with federal, state, and local requirements, is committed to reasonable accommodations for individuals with documented disabilities.  Disabled students for whom accommodations may be necessary must be registered with, and provide their faculty official notification through, WUSTL’s Disability Resources(https://students.wustl.edu/disability-resources/).  Once established, responsibility for disability-related accommodations and access is shared by DR, faculty, and the student.  Please contact Disability Resources at 314.935.5970 or disabilityresources@wustl.edu.

 

  1. WRITING ASSISTANCE

For additional help on writing, consult the expert staff of The Writing Center (writingcenter.wustl.edu) in Olin Library (first floor). It can be enormously helpful to ask someone outside a course to read essays and to provide feedback on strength of argument, clarity, organization, etc.

 

  1. THE UNIVERSITY’S PREFERRED NAME POLICY FOR STUDENTS

In order to affirm each person’s gender identity and lived experiences, it is important that we ask and check in with others about pronouns. This simple effort can make a profound difference in a person’s experience of safety, respect, and support.  See: https://students.wustl.edu/gender-pronouns-information/ , https://registrar.wustl.edu/student-records/ssn-name-changes/preferred-name/ 

 

  1. REPORTING SEXUAL HARRASSMENT

If a student discusses or discloses an instance of sexual assault, sex discrimination, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence or stalking, or if a faculty member otherwise observes or becomes aware of such an allegation, they will keep the information as private as possible, but as a faculty member of Washington University, they are required to immediately report it to the Department Chair or Dean or directly to Ms. Jessica Kennedy, the University’s Title IX Director, at (314) 935-3118,jwkennedy@wustl.edu.  Additionally, you can report incidents or complaints to the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards or by contacting WUPD at (314) 935-5555 or your local law enforcement agency. See: Title IX Confidential Resources for Instances of  Sexual Assault, sex discrimination, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence or stalking:
If a student needs to explore options for medical care, protections, or reporting, free, confidential support resources and professional counseling services are available through the Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention (RSVP) Center in Seigle Hall, Suite 435, rsvpcenter@wustl.edu, 314-935-3445. For after-hours emergency response services, call 314-935-6666 or 314-935-5555 and ask to speak with an RSVP Counselor on call.

 

  1. BIAS REPORTING

The University has a process through which students, faculty, staff and community members who have experienced or witnessed incidents of bias, prejudice or discrimination against a student can report their experiences to the University’s Bias Report and Support System (BRSS) team.  See:  brss.wustl.edu .   

 

  1. MENTAL HEALTH

Mental Health Services’ professional staff members work with students to resolve personal and interpersonal difficulties, many of which can affect the academic experience. These include conflicts with or worry about friends or family, concerns about eating or drinking patterns, and feelings of anxiety and depression.  See: https://students.wustl.edu/mental-health-services/  Additionally, see mental health services offered through the RSVP Center listed above. 

 

  1. WASHU CARES

WashU Cares, within the Health and Wellness Unit, provides resources to all students on the Danforth Campus who may be having a hard time. WashU Cares is committed to helping create a culture of caring. Through proactive, collaborative and systemic approaches we work with students to identify interventions, resources, and supports that allow them to be successful. If there is a concern about the physical or mental well-being of a student, please file a report on our website.  See: https://washucares.wustl.edu/

 

  1. CENTER FOR DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION (CDI)

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) supports and advocates for undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students from underrepresented and/or marginalized populations, collaborates with campus and community partners, and promotes dialogue and social change to cultivate and foster a supportive campus climate for students of all backgrounds, cultures and identities.  See:   https://diversityinclusion.wustl.edu/

  

  1. CAMPUS SAFETY

For emergencies on campus, call 935-5555 or 911. The University reminds the community that walking escorts are available on the Danforth Campus from 8p to 2a by calling 935-5555. The University also offers the Campus2Home shuttle from 7p to 4a, which provides a safe ride home from the Danforth Campus for those living in designated areas off campus. For more information on Campus2Home, call 935-5601 or visit http://parking.wustl.edu/items/campus2home.

 

  1. FACULTY STUDENT MEDIATOR

If a member of our academic community feels the ethical and safe environment of the classroom has been compromised, for whatever reason, they may seek guidance through the Sam Fox School’s Faculty Student Mediator Professor Jeff Pike jpike@wustl.edu

 

  1. GRIEVANCE POLICY AND PROCEDURES 

Washington University is committed to assuring that appropriate options are available to students with grievances against faculty members, including grievances involving discrimination and/or discriminatory harassment. https://wustl.edu/about/compliance-policies/governance/grievance-policy-allegations-undergraduate-students-against-faculty/

 

  1. MILITARY SERVICE LEAVE

Washington University recognizes that students serving in the U.S. Armed Forces and their family members may encounter situations where military service forces them to withdraw from a course of study, sometimes with little notice. Students may contact the Office of Military and Veteran Services at (314) 935-2609 or veterans@wustl.edu and their academic dean for guidance and assistance. See: https://veterans.wustl.edu/policies/policy-for-military-students/.

 

  1. IMPORTANT DATES

There is a federal election happening on November 3, 2020. If you would like to register to vote prior to the election, you can do so at wustl.turbovote.org. If you are ineligible to vote, you can still participate by referring your friends who are eligible to the TurboVote link to register. Additionally, everyone can contribute to the campus energy surrounding voting by starting dialogue with your peers about the importance of voting, educating yourself on American democracy and the ways certain policies affect you and others, and participating in year-round forms of civic engagement beyond voting. If you have any questions about the voting process, please reach out to washuvotes@wustl.edu for assistance.

The Office of Religious, Spiritual and Ethical Life maintains a calendar of many religious holidays observed by the WashU community.  Listed below are dates of some of the major religious holidays or obligations in the Fall 2020/Spring 2021 semester that may pose potential conflicts for observant students.