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Community

We create a positive, collaborative community by implementing educational, cultural and social activities for all students. Students in our programs can expect to:

  • Understand the importance of community standards including the need for policies and procedures. 
  • Identify the role and impact of an individual within a community. 
  • Learn to be respectful of individuals who may identify differently. 
  • Gain confidence in the steps needed to resolve group conflict. 
  • Identify more readily when mental health support is needed and how to access resources. 
  • Develop further group collaboration, communication, and cultural understanding skills. 

Code of Conduct

By deciding to attend one of our programs, students commit themselves to maintaining the highest academic and social standards. As a member of our community, students are expected to make a positive contribution by acting responsibly and by respecting the rights of other students, faculty, and staff. All of our students, and their parents or guardians, are asked to review and sign our Code of Conduct before registering to participate in our programs.

Building Community

Social Activities

Our programs offer more than an academic experience. Through fun and interactive social activities, our students learn how to build a community and respect each others' differences. Activities include trivia, movies, crafts, board games, and scavenger hunts. 

Weekly Group Meetings

Weekly group meetings provide an opportunity for students to meet in small groups to discuss upcoming events, activities, and to share important announcements. Led by our program assistants, these groups also provide an opportunity for students to ask questions and address community concerns.

Weekend Outings

Weekend outings are designed to introduce students to the vibrant St. Louis community. Some of the most popular St. Louis area destinations are:

Please note, we are following closely COVID-19 guidelines established by local government and area museum and attractions. Be advised that weekend outings may be impacted or limited based on these guidelines.

Giving Back

WashU is a service-oriented community. Our students spend their free time volunteering and giving back to not just our St. Louis community, but communities around the world through a variety of campus organizations and departments. Each summer we organize a service project for our pre-college students to participate in and learn the importance of giving back to their community. 

 

We create a safe, respectful environment for all students. 

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