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Washington University in St. Louis is a private research university located in St. Louis, Missouri. The university was founded in 1853 and named after George Washington.

Mission
Washington University in St. Louis’ mission is to discover and disseminate knowledge, and protect the freedom of inquiry through research, teaching and learning.

Strategic Priorities
Advancing Human Health, Diversity and Inclusion, Global Engagement, Energy, Environment and Sustainability, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Civic and Community Engagement at Washington University in St. Louis

Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement cultivates informed and timely engaged citizens.