Student Affairs

M.L. “Cissy” Petty



M.L. “Cissy” Petty, Ph.D., Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

Dean Petty provides leadership over areas including student conduct, student health and well-being, campus living and residential education, fraternity and sorority life, student organizations and leadership development, military and veteran student support, and on-campus student programming.

The Division for Student Affairs engages and encourages student learning by creating and fostering communities that promote personal development. Students are offered opportunities, services, and activities that promote connectedness, diversity, inclusion, and belonging. 

The Student Affairs team is comprehensive, collaborative, and supports the university mission to be academically rigorous and, simultaneously, student-centered.


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Key Functions

Seth Weinshel

Stewart Robinette



Campus Living and Residential Education (CLRE)

Seth Weinshel, Associate Vice President, Business Services

Stewart Robinette, Assistant Dean of Students


The Campus Living and Residential Education (CLRE) team works with campus partners to support the academic experience of residential students by providing safe, and scholarly-oriented communities. CLRE fosters inclusive residential environments where students have opportunities to grow and develop into leaders, value civility and respect, and thrive as members of the GW community.

CLRE manages all aspects of the University's three-year residency requirement and the summer housing program.





Jessica Parrillo


Colonial Health Center (CHC)

Rebekka Christie, MD, Interim Medical Director, Medical Services

Jessica Parrillo, Ph.D., Director, Counseling and Psychological Services


The Colonial Health Center (CHC) is a multidisciplinary, integrated, student healthcare service that provides confidential, student centered care in an accessible, safe, culturally sensitive, and supportive environment.




Andre Julien




Colette Coleman




Christy Anthony



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Contact the Vice President for Student Affairs

 [email protected] • 202-994-6555


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