Clubs & Groups


Clubs & groups allow alumni to stay connected to GW through shared experiences, including student organizations, interests, identity, and/or careers.

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If you would like to suggest a new club or group, please review the new Affinity Group Handbook for more details. If you have further questions, please contact Mark Forrest, associate director of clubs & groups, at

Multicultural Alumni Groups

GW Black Alumni Association— Founded in 2004, the GW Black Alumni Association "fosters an unparalleled affinity toward GW and strengthened sense of community among all alumni invested in continually enriching the network of black GW graduates."  For more information, Candice Hunter, CCAS BA '98, or Desiree Dunham, GSEHD MA '06, at

GW Latino Alumni Association — Launched at Alumni Weekend 2008, the GW Latino Alumni Association (GWLAA) works with the Office of Alumni Relations to promote alumni connections to GW; interact with current Latino students as mentors and role models; provide networking opportunities for Latino alumni; and provide financial support to the University. For more information, or to get involved, contact Mark Forrest at For results of the 2009 Elections, visit the GWLAA Nominations & Elections page.

GW Pan-Asian Alumni Association — The Office of Alumni Relations seeks alumni interested in creating an association catered to the Asian community.  With the help of volunteers Trupti Patel, GSPM MA '05, Dan Kotrapu, GWSB MBA '05, and Katrina Chambers, ESIA BA '06, we have hosted  three networking receptions. If you are interested in being a part of an organizing committee, please contact Mark Forrest at

Student Organization Alumni Groups

Greek Alumni — This group seeks to continue involvement opportunities for GW Greek Alumni. In 2008 GW hosted a Greek Reunion as part of Alumni Weekend, which also marked the 150th Anniversary of Greek Life at GW. For more information, or to get involved, contact Mark Forrest at

GW LGBT Alumni Association We are organizing and creating an association for all GW LGBT alumni. If you are interested in being a part of this association, please contact Mark Forrest at

Cherry Tree Alumni The university yearbook, The Cherry Tree, celebrated its centennial in 2008, during Alumni Weekend 2008.  For more information, contact Mark Forrest at

WRGW Alumni — To join the WRGW Alumni Association, please fill out this form. Feel free to visit the WRGW group page for more information. In February 2009, WRGW celebrated 80 years of radio at The George Washington University.

Harmon Choral AssociatesIf you performed in any choral group during your years at GW, whether or not you received a degree from the university, then you are automatically a member of the Harmon Choral Associates. The group supports GW choral programs through student-alumni events, a reunion concert weekend, and an alumni network. For more information, contact Chris Shaw, president, at

Other Alumni Constituent Groups

Alumni Emeriti Society — More than 5,000 alumni are members of this group comprising undergraduate alumni who graduated from GW 50 or more years ago and alumni who are 72 years of age or more. Society members currently participate in annual events, including a lunch and VIP seating at Commencement [photos: 2012 | 2011 | 2010] and a Reunion celebration during Alumni Weekend. If you are interested in learning more about this group, contact Mark Forrest at or 202-994-3293.

Athletic Alumni Programs —The GW Athletic Alumni Program is one of the Office of Alumni Relation's newest initiatives. In collaboration with the Athletics Department and the coaches of the 23 varsity teams (10 men's sports, 12 women's and one co-ed sports) these programs, events, and activities are designed to enhance alumni engagement especially among student-athlete alumni and to promote the GW Department of Athletics and Recreation. 

GW Alumni in Politics — One of our newest alumni groups, GW Alumni in Politics (GWAP), will serve as a forum for all alumni to connect, exchange ideas, and open doors for new opportunities. To get involved with GWAP, contact Mark Forrest at

GW Alumni Veterans — Formed in December 2008, GW Alumni Veterans brings all alumni veterans together to work with the university on various military related concerns and initiatives.  Additionally, GW Alumni Veterans supports the student veterans in their transition back to civilian life. For more information about veteran-related events or GW Alumni Veterans, please complete the Alumni Veterans Membership Form or contact Kristin Simmler, GSPM '08.

GW Entrepreneurs Roundtable The George Washington Entrepreneurs Round Table (GWERT) is an interdisciplinary organization that brings faculty, students, alumni and university administrators together to advance entrepreneurship at GW. The group supports and provides networking opportunities, mentorship programs and business plan competitions, working with a variety of GW stakeholders, including alumni and the Office of Entrepreneurship. GWERT was co-founded by alumni Tejbir Phool, SEAS MSEE '04, and Peter Weissman, LAW JD '96.
(Also see: Alumni-Owned Business initiative)

GW Potomac Society — Established in 2004, the Potomac Society serves the 1,600+ alumni who currently work as faculty and staff at GW. For more information, to get involved, or for leadership opportunities, contact Mark Forrest at

Presidential Administrative Fellowship (PAF) Alumni — The PAF program allows selected GW seniors to obtain a GW masters degree while concurrently working in an ambassadorial and administrative position within the University. In 2009, the PAF program celebrated its 20th year and has encompassed over 97 GW alumni to date. For more information, please visit or e-mail

Columbian Women — This group includes women who earned academic credit at GW; are members of the faculty, staff, or Board of Trustees; are wives of faculty, staff, or Board of Trustees; or are GW honorary degree recipients. Columbian Women aims to advance women at GW through annual scholarship awards and promote alumni interest in GW through social and networking events. Scholarship guidelines and application information is available on the Columbian Women Scholarship web page. For membership information, contact Elizabeth Milito at

GW's Green Alumni Network — Are you interested in learning more about what GW is doing to make our campus more sustainable? Do you work in the dynamic field of sustainability? We want to hear from you! Join GW's Green Alumni Network and tell us what you are doing to help make our world more sustainable, as well as to receive campus updates and invitations to special events. To get involved and/or join the listserv, contact Stephanie Medwid at