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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 has evolved from Chimes Week into a Chimes Series, a Chimes tradition that explores a particular theme. The Class of 2019 has chosen the theme of voices, in an effort to investigate how a person’s background can determine their life experience and trajectory in any given setting. Chimes has discontinued involvement with 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 2018-2019 Mission:

Chimes Junior Honorary strives to amplify systematically marginalized voices by sharing powerful stories of St. Louis natives and fostering a more reciprocal relationship between WashU and the broader 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.