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Message on Posters Displayed on Campus

"We are committed to encouraging respectful and civil discourse and fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment for all," university leadership writes in a message. "We will continue to work together with students, faculty, and staff in striving for this environment each day."

GW Monitoring DACA Change, Offering Students Support

"GW is a better institution because of its ability to admit talented, gifted and passionate students without regard to national orgin or ethnicity and without requiring residents of the United States to provide documention," said President LeBlanc. "We value the contributions that all of your students bring to our campus community. Policies that hinder our ability to attract and educate the best and the brightest are not in the interest of GW or the nation's higher education system." 

GW is offering numerous resources for students affected by the recent chnages, including free consulation with the university's immigration attorneys.  


President LeBlanc Addresses Violence in Charlottesville

In message to university community, Dr. LeBlanc says, "we must condemn acts of racism and hate."


Wendy Helgemo Appointed Director of Center for Indigenous Politics and Policy

Former senior advisor on Indian affairs to Sen. Harry Reid will lead AT&T-funded center for research and advocacy. 


Welcome Message from Presdident LeBlanc

GW's 17th president thanks community for warm welcome and says he looks forward to new academic year.


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.


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.


Recent News

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GW Black Community Finds Solidarity through Virtual Support Sessions

The #GWInSolidarity program series offers the safest space possible for the community to heal amid global unrest.


GW Releases Results of 2018 Unwanted Sexual Behavior Climate Survey

Responses will aid in ongoing evaluation process.

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Online Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Education Module, Bias Reporting Site Launch

Both are part of an ongoing university-wide effort to provide education and resources.

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Staff Focus: Asha Reynolds Would Rather Investigate than Argue

As a Title IX investigator, Ms. Reynolds works to make sure GW promotes fairness in the most holistic way.

President LeBlanc Board Meeting Announcements 2019

Board Meeting Highlights Diversity and Inclusion, Strategic Initiatives

The board also approved a new mission statement and nominated new leadership.

MLK Day of Service 2019

GW Community Serves to Honor MLK Jr.

The 23rd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service and Leadership saw the highest participation numbers in the last four years.

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Learning Antiracism from MLK Jr.

The Third Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture tackled overcoming racist ideas and building an anti-racist America.

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Welcome Back from President LeBlanc

Dr. LeBlanc addresses strategic initiatives, resources for those affected by government shutdown.

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Sen. Kamala Harris Embraces the 'Beautiful Design of Democracy'

While discussing her newly released books at GW, the senator from California emphasized her “no false choices” mantra.

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In Photos: GW Celebrates Diversity with MSSC Block Party

The 14th annual Multicultural Student Services Center Block Party gave GW students, faculty and staff the chance to showcase their heritage.

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Welcome Back Message from President LeBlanc

Dr. LeBlanc updates the university community on the progress of the strategic initiatives and emphasizes the importance of diversity and inclusion, Title IX policies.

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Diversity Training, Bias Reporting among Progress Made This Summer

The changes are driven by community suggestions after students raised concerns about racism and bias on campus.

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GW to Implement New Comprehensive Title IX Policy

The Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment and Interpersonal Violence Policy and related policy on prohibited relationships were approved by the GW Board of Trustees.

Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Committee Generates Ideas and Actions

Coalition of students, faculty and staff has been driving force behind many sexual assault prevention initiatives, including changes to climate survey issued last week.

Little Progress on Racial Disparities 50 Years after Kerner Commission Report

Little Progress on Racial Disparities 50 Years after Kerner Commission Report

Original commission member Fred Harris, Congressman Bobby Scott and others express disappointment, determination during daylong forum at GW.