On Campus Resources

Diversity and inclusion can be seen across campus and beyond in the work of offices throughout the university.

As the largest institution of higher education in the nation's capital, GW attracts a multicultural, motivated and active community, one in which the leaders of today nurture the leaders of tomorrow.

Student organizations are just one avenue of co-curricular involvement on GW's campus, but with more than 475 registered student organizations, they are an important and vibrant part of the George Washington University. Assembled under an array of causes and interests, student organizations at GW create the most frequently attended and highly anticipated events on campus and offer endless opportunities for involvement and leadership. 

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.

The Multicultural Student Services Center (MSSC) offers free training opportunities to students, faculty and staff members of the George Washington University (GW). These trainings equip students and staff with the necessary skills to promote diversity and inclusion in the different environments in which they find themselves frequently. These skills support diversity as a core value of the university by helping students create a climate that promotes the acceptance, inclusion and celebration of all cultures. Our diversity trainings include but are not limited to race, ethnicity, culture, sexuality and gender.

Trainings are available upon request and can be tailored for groups or individuals by emailing us at [email protected] or simply calling us at 202-994-6772.

It is at the heart of our mission to enhance the University's fundamental committment to equality and fairness in recruitment, selection and employment at the University by applying the tenents of our affirmative action programs to expand and support diversity throughout the University; by guarenteeing an impartial, non-adversarial setting where grievances can be resolved through counseling and mediation; and by providing related training to staff employees. 
Welcome to the Office of Military and Veteran Student Services! GW salutes your service to our country and values your contrubitions to the campus community. We are committeed to providing you with the highest level of student and financial services, and are here to assist with any issue that may arise. GW was named a "military friendly" institution by many sources, and in 2010,2011 and 2012, GW was named a "best for vets" university by Military Times' Edge magazine. We are also a proud participant in the Yellow RIbbon Program. In the Office of Veteran Services, you will find information about the services offered for vets at GW, how to use GW Bill benefits, the Yellow Ribbon Program, involvement opportunities on campus, and more. 

School of Nursing: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Changing U.S. demographics, diversity-focused health care systems and persistent health inequities — both domestic and international — are the forces that spurred an initiative accelerating and expanding our diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. 

Led by a charge by Dean Jeffries and co-chaired by Associate Professor Sandra Davis and MSN Program Associate Christine Yeh, an advisory council was tasked in spring 2017 using the American Association of Colleges of Nursing position statement on diversity, equity and inclusion as a guide for developing recommendations to promote those issues throughout the school. 


GW Law Divesity and Inclusion

GW Law is committed to supporting diversity and inclusion among all students, faculty and staff. We are proud of the diverse perspectives brought to the community by individuals from around the country and the world. We strive to be a community that acknowledges and celebrates our differences, welcomes challenging dialogues, and provides a space where unique individual and group values are shared and honored. Through our many student groups and committees, GW Law works together to create an atmosphere that accepts all perspectives and champions for increased knowledge and care for one another. As this page develops, it will be a place to find resources on various areas of diversity, and also to communicate the initiatives and accomplishments of GW Law’s diverse community.

If you have more questions about GW Law’s diversity and inclusion initiatives, please contact Dr. Jessica Floyd Alexander, Program Administrator for Wellness, Diversity & Inclusion at 202.994.8320 or [email protected]


School of Medicine and Health Sciences: Office of Diversity and Inclusion 

As a leader in embracing diversity, the staff of the SMHS Office of Diversity and Inclusion works from the paradigm that academic excellence and diversity are inextricably linked. We believe that diversity benefits all members of the academic enterprise. As such, the efforts and initiatives of the SMHS Office of Diversity and Inclusion are focused on promoting a positive institutional culture and climate and creating a community of excellence where all are welcomed.


 SEAS Diversity and Inclusion initiative

The mission of the SEAS Diversity and Inclusion initiative is to provide underrepresented students within SEAS with a safe, comfortable, and supportive community. The goal of the initiative is to improve the academic success and engagement of these groups while fostering a strong sense of community that provides a safe and welcoming environment for them to express ideas/concerns. We are committed to develop new programs that provide support for these students and to cultivate successful leaders within the SEAS community and beyond. Addtionally, the Diversity and Inclusion Student Committee is made up of undergraduate students within SEAS who are committed to the mission and goals of the initiative.


Elliott School of International Affairs Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and inclusion remain an important priority for GW and the Elliott School. As the University has taken important steps to create a more inclusive community, the Elliott School has also taken crucial actions towards this goal.