Building on our momentum

In early 2021, Washington University in St. Louis launched a strategic planning process to develop a roadmap to guide the university’s direction over the next decade.

For the past 16 months, over 300 members of our WashU community have worked together to create a shared vision for our next decade. Our process has been community-driven, and we have engaged over 2,000 people to understand the perspectives of our community to set a bold, ambitious direction for WashU. 

A draft overview of the strategic plan

Review the draft overview

We invite all WashU community members to read the draft overview of the strategic plan by downloading the pdf document via Box.

Get involved

Your perspective is important, and we want to hear from you. We invite all WashU community members to send us your feedback directly.

We appreciate your thoughts and enthusiasm!

The five Guiding Principles that are central to our mission:

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Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA)

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Global Perspective

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Community Impact

Academic Distinction