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Cultural Services

GW is made richer by the diversity of its community. We strongly support international and multicultural communication and understanding. We work hard to ensure the academic success of and full participation in university life by all our students, faculty and staff.

The International Services Office

The International Service Office (ISO) serves GW’s international students, scholars, faculty and staff. Through ISO, we provide advice on personal issues, including cultural adjustment and living conditions, as well as academic concerns and finances. We offer immigration assistance and information on U.S. government requirements and regulations specific to the international community. We conduct orientation programs to assist in living, studying and working in the United States. We serve as the University’s resource center on all related issues.

Multicultural Student Services

The Multicultural Student Services Center (MSSC) is GW's center for multicultural communication, community building and leadership.  The center partners with major university offices and academic departments to develop co-curricular and experiential student-learning opportunities that:

  • Shape a campus climate that welcomes cultural, racial, ethnic, religious, political, and intellectual diversity,
  • Foster students’ academic, cultural, social, spiritual and professional growth; and
  • Encourage the inclusion, retention and increased participation of students of color.

The MSSC staff generates and manages a spectrum of academic and cultural programs, resources and services for our GW community. A critical aspect of our mission is to ensure that GW students of color benefit fully from their quality university experience.

LBGT Resource Center

The George Washington University Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Resource Center provides a comprehensive range of education, support and advocacy services to create and maintain an open, safe and inclusive campus environment. The LGBT Resource Center welcomes a diversity of racial, ethnic, religious, political and cultural values and is committed to enhancing acceptance and quality of life for the entire GW community.