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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.


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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.

Students Voice Concerns about Racism, Inclusion at Town Hall

Students Voice Concerns about Racism, Inclusion at Town Hall

University administrators reaffirmed their commitment to working together with students and other community members on steps to improve their GW experience.

Inclusion Could Close Gaps in Divided Societies

Inclusion Could Close Gaps in Divided Societies

GW Women’s Leadership Conference tackles challenges of living in a global community and examines how inclusion could spur meaningful change.

Town Hall on Race to Be Held Feb. 27

Event is one of several steps President Thomas LeBlanc said the university would take after an offensive social media post.

Message from President LeBlanc

Mandatory diversity training for all incoming students among steps university will take in response to offensive social media post.

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University Community Responds to Deeply Offensive Social Media Posting

President LeBlanc to meet with students on race relations.


GW President Discusses Comprehensiveness, Diversity at Faculty Assembly

Thomas LeBlanc reiterated his administrative priorities and emphasized the importance of "scholarship in all its forms


Message from GW President Thomas LeBlanc on Title IX

Dr. LeBlanc addresses Title IX guidance issued by the U.S. Department of Education. 


GW Monitoring DACA Change and Offering Students Support

Ability to admit students without regard to origin, ethnicity or proof of residency status makes GW a “better institution,” says President LeBlanc.

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Title IX Office Expands with Three New Staffers

GW's primary resource office for sexual violence prevention and response has new assistant director and two additional positions.