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No matter what subjects we pursue, we’ve all come here to

change the course of history.


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GW has been awarded the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation. As one of 119 U.S. colleges and universities to receive it this year, the classification demonstrates the commitment our campus community has to public service and community engagement. 

“This award recognizes the long-term and significant partnerships that GW faculty, staff and students in every school have had with nonprofit and government organizations—partnerships that contribute to the quality of life and aim to bring about equity in our city and region,” said Amy Cohen, executive director of the GW Honey W. Nashman Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service.

Contributing to the world around us is an important aspect of life at GW. The Nashman Center integrates civic engagement with our academic work. Through community-based scholarship, programs and service opportunities, there are countless ways for you to get involved.





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GW’s Strategic Plan: Path to Preeminence

The university is undertaking a strategic planning process to develop a plan that will provide the detailed direction for GW’s transformation over the next five years, focusing on quality within four pillars that drive excellence in higher education:

• World-Class Faculty
• High-Quality Undergraduate Education
• Distinguished and Distinctive Graduate Education
• High-Impact Research 

All members of the university community are encouraged to participate in the process and share their ideas for moving GW forward.

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Strategic Initiatives

The continued progress of the university’s five strategic initiatives provides the strong foundation from which GW is building its new strategic plan.

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$10 Million in Campus Enhancements

After a $10 million investment, the university has completed hundreds of projects to improve the student, faculty and staff experience. We will continue to assess and improve campus infrastructure with future projects.


Provost M. Brian Blake

GW Welcomes New Provost

M. Brian Blake, the university's next provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, is a 20-year leader in higher education administration who has strengthened academic and research enterprises, faculty hiring and retention, student success and diversity at top research universities across the country.

President Thomas LeBlanc at the University Update

Strategic Planning Process

During the 2019-20 academic year, GW will undertake a strategic planning process to develop a plan that guides the university’s direction over the next five years. All members of the university community are encouraged to share feedback to help shape our future.


"Thomas Buergenthal visited my Holocaust class @GWtweets today and I’ll never forget it. It was the first time in my life hearing from a Holocaust survivor directly. Research through text is one thing. Hearing directly from the person is another."

Gavin Coble

BA Political Science '19


"after 162 home games, an all star game, the WORLD SERIES, a bunch of gluten free hot dogs, and a winning parade, Intern Millie is officially RETIRED" [email protected]


""it’s safety first ! "" [email protected]


"I love Mr Zheng ~" [email protected]


"I get flowers every Sunday!" [email protected]


"after 162 home games, an all star game, the WORLD SERIES, a bunch of gluten free hot dogs, and a winning parade, Intern Millie is officially RETIRED @tismillie " [email protected]


"We out here.....Happy National Coming Out Day from your friendly neighborhood Student Association" [email protected]


"FINALLY got to get a tour of the Capitol Dome today with a few of my masonic brothers. Thanks to @uscapitol for such a good tour and to @jadecker03 for offering the opportunity to us2" [email protected]


"walking around the city instead of scootering? could never be us! #onlyatgw " [email protected]

A Diverse Community is a Strong Community

Collaboration, Respect, Openness and Diversity are core values that define the George Washington University (GW). The Accessibility Notice and Equal Opportunity (EO) Statement shared here reflect our desire to make this a welcoming and inclusive space for all students, visitors and members of our broader community.


Accessibility Notice

The George Washington University (GW) is committed to making all web properties and web content accessible and usable for everyone, including people with disabilities, by employing principles of universal design and striving to conform to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.

If you experience a barrier that affects your ability to access GW websites, videos or other digital content, please let us know.

Equal Opportunity (EO) Statement

The George Washington University does not unlawfully discriminate against any person on any basis prohibited by federal law, the District of Columbia Human Rights Act, or other applicable law, including without limitation, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, pregnancy, or familial or marital status. This policy covers all programs, services, policies, and procedures of the university, including admission to education programs and employment.