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Clubs & Organizations

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Regardless of whether you are an undergraduate or graduate student, there are many ways you can get involved outside the classroom.

There are more than 400 student-launched and student-run organizations at the George Washington University. With oversight provided by the Center for Student Engagement, these organizations span a spectrum: from academic to cultural, spiritual to recreational, and political to performing arts. The student groups behind them are diverse. The activities they sponsor bridge a number of interests and issues. These organizations provide our students with leadership opportunities and extracurricular and co-curricular experiences. The university community benefits from the creative programming that emerges from GW’s student organizations.

In in 2012 were:

  • 41 fraternities and sororities
  • 40 political groups
  • 73 ethnic/cultural groups
  • 76 academic interest organizations
  • 30 religious groups and organizations
  • 57 sports/recreational/hobby organizations
  • 36 performing arts organizations
  • 90 service organizations
  • 60 graduate/professional organizations
  • 12 honorary groups
  • 16 publications/communications groups
  • 112 special interest groups

GW makes it easy for students to form new student groups as social issues arise or additional opportunities and interests take hold. It has become common to see GW’s student organizations addressing many of the same issues that we face as a nation and society, including sustainability, social change and economic stability.