Policies regarding academics, conduct, student rights, procedures, and absences and leaves are available from the Bulletin of the School of Medicine.

Safety and Security

Information about suspicious activity or persons should be reported immediately to Protective Services at 314-362-4357 (HELP). Protective Services also provides a Personal Safety Tipsheet and a Suspicious Activities/Persons Tipsheet. Please visit the Protective Services website for further information about on-campus safety.

Title IX

Title IX is a Federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities receiving Federal financial assistance. Sexual harassment may constitute a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX. It is important to understand the definition of sexual harassment includes sexual violence. For more information, view WashU’s Discrimination and Harassment Policy.

Leave of Absence and Withdrawal Policy

Medical students taking a leave of absence or withdrawing from the Washington University School of Medicine will need to address certain items before leaving campus.  For more information, view WUSM’s Policy on Leaves of Absence and Withdrawal.


Parking & Transportation provides all students with free Metro passes, which provide access to all MetroLink and MetroBus services.

Lactation Rooms

As of February, 2015, there are 14 lactation room spaces available at the School of Medicine.  You can find the website at  Most spaces have refrigerators and hospital grade breast pumps.