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An expanded mind is just the start.

We want you to have a healthy body and happy heart to go with it.



Campus Health



A healthy lifestyle is an important part of maintaining your grades, succeeding in your internship and growing at GW. We have plenty of resources to keep you healthy and active. Our Colonial Health Center offers confidential medical and mental health services, as well as health promotion and prevention services. You can exercise at our Lerner Health & Wellness Center, which includes fitness programs and facilities to meet most every athletic interest.

Want to get active outdoors? You’ll find athletic fields and tennis courts, a six-lane swimming pool and multiple green spaces on our Mount Vernon Campus.

Our Foggy Bottom Campus is just blocks away from the National Mall’s iconically beautiful running and walking routes and open lawns perfect for club sports like ultimate frisbee, softball and even cricket.



Use Campus Resources to Stay Healthy

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Colonial Health Center

As a GW student, you can visit the Colonial Health Center for confidential services for your medical and mental health needs. You can also enroll in programs to learn more about health and prevention behaviors to enhance your quality of life. Our staff of medical providers have the training, experience and a commitment for service to college health. 


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Title IX Office

The Title IX team is dedicated to providing members of the GW community with professional support regarding sexual assault, relationship abuse and harassment. Mandatory student trainings, workshops and other resources are also provided to ensure that the community is informed about ways to reduce risk and create a safe environment for all.


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Lerner Health & Wellness Center

If you want to work out on the Foggy Bottom campus, “Hel Well” has everything you need. You’ll find a variety of cardio and strength training equipment, two large gyms with a suspended track, a studio for group fitness, dance and sport conditioning, a lap pool, racquetball courts, a massage therapy space and more.


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Tremayne Smith

Master of Arts in Political Management, 2017

Reppin' #GWU with @repkennedy at an awesome workout this morning. Enjoyed being in @repkevinmccarthy's group at the workout with @markwaynemullin @repmoulton @repkristinoem & @tulsigabbard. health and fitness is non-partisan. #OnlyAtGW”

- @tremayne_smith

Get Involved on Campus 

Stay Active in D.C.

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Washington, D.C., is consistently ranked as one of the most active cities in the United States, and we exemplify that at GW.

Our campuses are just a short walk from some incredible outdoor activities that you can use to stay healthy and active.

If you want to explore and exercise at the same time, you can walk, bike or run on the National Mall, or play a club sport on the lawn of the Washington Monument.

Hiking trails through the city’s beautiful Rock Creek Park begin less than half a mile from Foggy Bottom Campus, or you could spend a day kayaking on the Potomac River.

Want to explore off campus? Hop on the Metro at the Foggy Bottom-GWU stop and check out running and biking trails in Virginia and Maryland or take one of the many historic walking tours through the District.