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

Hazing Prevention Roundtable w/ Dan Wrona  February 23, 2015, noon-1:00pm Mallinckrodt Multipurpose Room
Please join the Hazing Prevention Working Group in a brown bag discussion for professional staff as we tackle a discussion about hazing within the Washington University community.  Through a question-and-answer format, discuss hazing issues on campus and in higher education, including topics such as policy, accountability, education, communications, and more. Our guest facilitator, Dan Wrona will provide clarity around what is hazing, shares best practices, and offers recommendations based on experiences in prevention while asking the big question of “Why Do We Care?”

About Dan: Dan Wrona is CEO & Project Leader for RISE Partnerships. He specializes in strategy, systems-thinking, culture change, curriculum design, and interactive training. Serving as the chair of HazingPrevention.Orgs Programming Committee and  a faculty member for the Novak Institute for Hazing Prevention,  Dan brings a wealth of knowledge about Hazing Prevention to the table. He can turn any moment into a learning experience and we are excited to have him visit our campus

Brown Bag Professional Development Opportunities - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • February 25th,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
  • March 12th, Reflections from Center for Diversity and Inclusion Director LaTanya Buck DUC Suite 250 (SIL Leadership Lab)  Catch up on what is happening at the Center for Diversity and Inclusion and learn something new from Director LaTanya Buck.
  • 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 (