University Mission Statement

The Board of Trustees recently reviewed the university's mission, seeking a reimagined, focused statement that articulates the George Washington University's primary role. Ultimately, the Board found the best inspiration hiding in plain sight in GW's founding document—its Congressional Charter:

The mission of the George Washington University is to educate individuals in liberal arts, languages, sciences, learned professions, and other courses and subjects of study, and to conduct scholarly research and publish the findings of such research.


Approved by the Board of Trustees on February 8, 2019