Breaking barriers: Establishing the Opportunity Fund

The Opportunity Fund is a student-led initiative that aims to reduce the financial barriers faced by undergraduates of lower socioeconomic backgrounds, provide a source of reliable funding for extracurricular activities and thereby empower students with the opportunity to attain an equitable and fulfilling college experience.

Opportunity Fund Task Force

SU wants you; Wash. U. needs you

The 2017 Spring Elections are coming up and we would like to encourage all students to run for Student Union. Now, more than ever, there is a need for passionate student leaders to serve in the Student Union to help drive positive change both on campus and in the greater Washington University community.

Kenneth Sng | President of Student Union, Class of 2017

Op-ed submission: Love in Christ

I am a student leader in progressive organizations on campus, former president of Wash. U. for Bernie and a queer woman. I am also a sweet-tea drinkin’, y’all sayin’, church-goin’, Arkansan founding president of a Christian Campus Ministry.

Deborah Rookey | Class of 2018

Op-ed submission: Nothing but Love: A demonstration of inclusivity in response to Jonathan Fisk

As students walked through their dorms this past week, they likely encountered a flyer entitled “The Original Diversity: Man & Woman in Christ,” which advertised a discussion led by Jonathan Fisk and hosted by the Lutheran Student Fellowship. Many of us probably passed this flyer by without digesting its hateful message.

Noah Heilenbach and Grace Kavinsky | Class of 2020

Op-ed submission: Wash. U.’s normalization of violent foreign policy

This Wednesday, on Feb. 8, Washington University and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting hosted former Secretary of State and U.N. ambassador Madeleine Albright and former National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley in Graham Chapel to discuss “A New Approach to the Middle East,” and the Atlantic Council’s Middle East Strategy Task Force, which Albright and Hadley co-chair. These speakers are war criminals who carry violent and bloody legacies.

Chelsea Birchmier, Zunaira Komal, Krishna Melnattur, Theaivin Gaber and Anika Kabani

Op-ed submission: Neutrality is a choice

In the days since Donald Trump’s inauguration, the sections on Civil Rights, Climate Change and LGBTQ Rights have all been removed from the White House website.

Jessie Thornton and Elaine Emmerich | Class of 2019/Class of 2017

Op-ed submission: You can’t ban us

Amidst the chaos ensued by President Donald Trump’s travel ban, we the students of the Muslim Students Association (MSA) thought it was important that a Muslim voice is heard loud and clear.

Wash. U. Muslim Students Association

Op-ed submission: College Republicans denounce Trump’s immigration order

Last week, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that banned refugees and immigrants of seven majority-Muslim nations from entering the United States. We, the Washington University College Republicans, strongly denounce this action.

College Republicans

Op-ed submission: An open letter to Puzder Pal and School of Law Dean Nancy Staudt

When someone of your status publicly lavishes praise upon a vigorous opponent of fair wages, it severely decreases confidence that the University takes economic access and equity seriously.

| Class of 2015

Op-ed submission: A campus for students, regardless of class

The New York Times article highlighted a fact many students know, but few have openly acknowledged: Washington University is diverse in many ways, but socioeconomic diversity isn’t one of them.

Kenneth Sng | SU President