Vision and Mission

At GW, we know that studying and working on a campus that reflects and embraces a rich and broad range of human experiences and perspectives is incredibly important. Not only does it enrich the quality and vibrancy of campus life, it increases our capacity to learn and disseminate knowledge and prepares us for engaged citizenship and leadership in an increasingly diverse and global society.

To help our community build and leverage these outcomes, the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement is guided by the following vision and mission statements:


Over the next decade, the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement will establish itself as a resource for diversity expertise and help GW become internationally renowned for inclusive excellence. GW's vision for excellence includes transforming itself and higher education by attracting, retaining and leveraging the talents of diverse individuals to facilitate first-rate teaching, learning, scholarship and service in a climate that is welcoming and inclusive.

Mission Statement:

The Office for Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement supports GW’s strategic priorities and aspirations for academic excellence by providing diversity expertise, tools, data and programming that inform and shape curricular, research, administrative and outreach activities to: improve teaching and learning outcomes; facilitate mentoring and leadership development; increase the dissemination and application of knowledge; and build and sustain vital community partnerships.