Student Services Professional Development

Mission Statement

The Student Services Professional Development Advisory Group is committed to creating a professional development program model for Washington University employees who work in the areas of the university that provide undergraduate student services. These programs will afford staff members the opportunity to improve their knowledge and skills through a range of programs and customized training as well as through a variety of social activities to promote professional connections campus wide.

Upcoming News/Events

Student Services Movie Club & Discussion Tough Guise 2 - Violence, Manhood and American Culture  January 7, 2015, 12:00pm - 2:00pm DUC Fun Room (2nd floor)  Take some time before the start of the new semester to experience what has been described as a "vibrant film that challeges viewers to rethink stereotypes about manhood in order to create a better future.  Jackson Katz's updated film connects the dots between bullying, violence, militarism and outdated versions of masculinity that no longer serve us well -- if they ever did.  Cutting across lines of race, class and ethnicity, Tough Guise 2  sparks sometimes difficult and compelling conversations about what it means to be a man in today's culture."  

After the movie, stick around for a discussion about the topic of men and masculinity and Washington University's very own Men's Project.

No RSVP necessary for this event.

 Bears Basketball Faculty/Staff & Family Day  January 18, 2015, 1:00pm - 3:00pm Athletic Complex Come out to watch the women's and men's teams battle the University of Rochester in this special family friendly Sunday afternoon event.  RSVP to receive special deals at the concession stand.  

Brown Bag Professional Development Opportunities - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    • February 25th, College Prep Program - Innovative Opportunity for Local Future First-Generation College Students DUC Rm 239 Washington University launched the College Prep Program last year to help talented high school students from the St. Louis region succeed at the college of their choice. Learn about the program's exciting inaugural year.
    • April 21st, Update on Campus Development & Construction DUC Rm 233 Wondering what is in the works when it comes to development and construction on and around campus?  Come to this session to learn more.
Student Services Professional Development Conference May 21st, 1:00pm - 5:00pm Save the date for this popular annual event.  More information will be announced.

Emerging Professionals Group Are you in the early stages of your Student Services career? Interested in getting to know and comparing notes with fellow staffers who are in the same boat? The Emerging Professionals Group is the place for you.  To learn more go to Facebook and search "Emerging Professionals Group - Washington University in St. Louis" or email Luke Gregory ( or Stephanie Weiskopf (