University Advancement team members are committed to performing their duties with an elevated level of professionalism, teamwork, and integrity. Our shared values reflect our expectations for ourselves and our department. Their integration into our work helps ensure we achieve our purpose for the benefit of Washington University and its constituents.


We take pride in our work and strive for the highest quality in everything we do, surpassing expectations and delighting our alumni, donors, and colleagues.


We adhere to the highest ethical standards, building relationships based on trust, honesty, and cooperation while respecting privacy and confidentiality. 

Respect and Collaboration

We value the expertise of our colleagues and respect their diverse views while working together toward our common goals. 


We empower ourselves and others to be risk-takers as we look beyond the familiar, our current beliefs, and established practices. We are open to change and look for new, creative ideas to be even more effective in our work.


We are open and honest with each other, trusting that sharing information allows for a more collaborative culture, creativity, and better solutions.


We ensure that promises to our supporters are fulfilled and hold ourselves accountable for using our resources wisely.


We believe that establishing authentic connections with our stakeholders by focusing on what matters most to them and meeting them where they are is essential to our work.


As the most visible champions for WashU, we value energy and enthusiasm while sharing our stories of impact.