Join Us

We are not accepting applications at this time. If you are interested in joining SARAH, our recruitment process begins in the fall semester of every year.

All WashU undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to apply to train to be a S.A.R.A.H. counselor, but please consider the following requirements:

1. Applicants must be available during the upcoming Spring semester for the 100-hour new member training. New member training (10 hours a week for 10 weeks) is a weekly commitment on Saturdays (7 hours) and on one weekday evening (3 hours). Please take into consideration that training is a serious time commitment and attendance is mandatory.

2. Students in their final year at WashU are, unfortunately, not eligible, as they will not have time to serve on S.A.R.A.H. after completing training in the Spring semester. For example, seniors are not eligible unless they will be enrolled in a graduate program or associated with the university in some way in the following year.

3. Students going abroad in the Spring may not apply during the Fall before going abroad, because training takes place in the Spring.

We seek a diversity of applicants as there is no one “type” of person that’s suitable to join S.A.R.A.H. All undergraduate and graduate students at Washington University, regardless of identity, are welcome to apply. The skills and qualities that we’re looking for in our applicants include (but are not limited to):

  • Openness to learning, growth and self-improvement; ability to respond receptively to feedback
  • Passion, commitment, willingness to put in effort
  • Empathy
  • Potential to learn counseling skills
  • Self-awareness
  • Willingness to learn about intersectionality, anti-racism, and anti-oppression and how these are important to S.A.R.A.H.’s work
  • Ability to support fellow members of a team
  • Ability to keep membership confidential

Please email for more information. Thank you, and good luck!