The George Washington University, an independent
academic institution chartered by the Congress of the United States in
1821, dedicates itself to furthering human well-being. The University values
a dynamic, student-focused community stimulated by cultural and intellectual
diversity and built upon a foundation of integrity, creativity, and openness
to the exploration of new ideas.
The George Washington University, centered in the
national and international crossroads of Washington, D.C., commits itself
to excellence in the creation, dissemination, and application of knowledge.
To promote the process of lifelong learning from
both global and integrative perspectives, the University provides a stimulating
intellectual environment for its diverse students and faculty. By fostering
excellence in teaching, the University offers outstanding learning experiences
for full-time and part-time students in undergraduate, graduate, and professional
programs in Washington, D.C., the nation, and abroad. As a center for intellectual
inquiry and research, the University emphasizes the linkage between basic
and applied scholarship, insisting that the practical be grounded in knowledge
and theory. The University acts as a catalyst for creativity in the arts,
the sciences, and the professions by encouraging interaction among its
students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the communities it serves.
The George Washington University draws upon the rich
array of resources from the National Capital Area to enhance its educational
endeavors. In return, the University, through its students, faculty, and
staff, and alumni, contributes talent and knowledge to improve the quality
of life in metropolitan Washington, D.C.