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Who We Are

Chimes is a group of juniors who share common values of scholarship, leadership, and service. Each class works together for one year on programming for Wash U’s campus, the internal Chapter, and the chosen partner philanthropy, with the freedom to follow their own path for the year. Our Chapter of Chimes Junior Honorary was founded in 1948, and has contributed to campus life at Washington University for over half a century.

Our main campus program this year is Chimes Week, a Chimes tradition that explores a particular theme.┬áThe Class of 2018 has chosen the theme of space, in an effort to investigate how a person’s background can determine their experience in any given setting. Chimes is also once again involved in Junior Jumpstart.

Beyond campus involvement, each Chimes class is the beginning of personal growth and lifelong friendships for each member of its tightly knit network.


Our 2017-18 Mission:

Chimes Junior Honorary strives to examine the landscape of institutional structures of safety and to raise awareness of our communal and individual privileges across the spaces we occupy. As students, we hope to challenge the idea that inhabiting space is an apolitical act and foster empathy by facilitating connections both between our peers, Wash U, and the Greater St. Louis community.


Interested in applying?

Our recruitment process takes places during the spring semester of every year. Applications are now open! Head over to our application page to find out more.