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ODECE Office Hours 

The Office for Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement will host Office Hours for GW Students with our new Vice Provost, Caroline Laguerre-Brown. Office Hours are held on the third Wednesday of each month. The location will be provided at the time of booking. 

Students and Student Organizations are invited to sign up in 15 minute intervals and are welcome to bring up to two GW student guests, for a maximum of three students.

This is a great opportunity for students to share ideas, thoughts or concerns about diversity and climate on campus.   

To sign-up, please use the link:

Students must provide name, GWID, and student organization if applicable of all students in attendance, an idea of the topic to cover and the date and time preferred.  Once this information has been submitted, an email of confirmation will follow.   


March on Washington Film Festival

march on washington film festival

July 13-22, 2017

The March on Washington Film Festival is back in the nation's capital for the 5th year this July. With 21 events, spanning 10 days, there is something for everyone.

The March on Washington Film Fetival, a production of The Raben Group, increases of the events and heroes of the Civil Rights Era and inspires renewed passion for activism. The festival uses the power of film, music, and the arts to share these important stories.

To learn more about the Film Festival, see a full scheudle of events, and to purchase tickets please visit.


Social Justice Activist Deepa Iyer Urges GW to Tackle Racism

At the Diversity Summit, The Office for Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement honored President Knapp for his commitment to diversity and inclusion.


The George Washington University's Principles of Support for Undocument Students  

The George Washington University is committed to the health and safety of all our Students. In November, Presideny Steven Knapp joing more than 180 college and univeristy presidents across the country to show support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. He also urged GW students and all members of our community to contunue to respct out differences, maintain civility and celebrate our diversity.


The INSPIRE program

The INSPIRE program offers scholarships to Native American, Alaskan Native and Native Hawaiian high school students to study applied American politics as part of a three (3) week summer program at George Washington Univerisity. Funded by a generous grant from AT&T, the scholarship includes tuition for one course in Native Politics and American Political System, on-campus room and board, round-trip air travel, and all required textbooks. 

New Test-Optional Policy Helped Shape More Diverse Freshman Class 

Percentage of first-year students from underrepresented minority groups increased by 33 percent in fall 2016.


Diversity Matters Newsletter Archive

In an effort to better share ODECE-related activities and initiatives that are happening across the university and beyond, the Office of Diversity & Inclusion launched a regular newsletter in Spring 2014 titled Diversity Matters. Please take a look at the recent and archived newsletters below to discover what diversity matters are happening in, around, and beyond campus, and be reminded of why diversity matters!

February 2014 Newsletter

July 2014 Newsletter

Summer 2014 Newsletter

December 2014 Newsletter

March 2015 Newsletter

Summer 2015 Newsletter

December 2015 Newsletter

February 2016 Newsletter

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Gift to create the GW Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute, assist high school and college students.

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University Releases Results of Unwanted Sexual Behavior Questionnaire

The George Washington University conducted a survey to better understand students’ experiences of unwanted sexual behaviors occurring within the GW community.

Dr. Terri Harris Reed

Vice Provost Terri Harris Reed Pens Open Letter to the GW Community

Dr. Terri Harris Reed, vice provost for diversity and inclusion, encourages reflection on the roles of citizen leaders and the university's aspirations for excellence and equity in light of recent events.

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The Dean’s Council for Multicultural Recruitment successfully hosted more than 100 prospective students of color from around the country this fall as part of its annual two-day overnight programs, Your GW.