DSA cultivates an inclusive community that supports connection, growth, and well-being for every student throughout their GW journey.




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Strengthening Our Community in Challenging Times

As a university, GW’s mission is to equip students with the knowledge, tools, and resilience they need to meet the world’s challenges with confidence and understanding. Fulfilling that role is never more vital than in times of conflict and change. We are grateful for the courage and candor this community has displayed over the last several months, and we invite you to join us in building a stronger GW.

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Dinner & Dialogue Series

Engage in meaningful conversations, learn valuable skills, listen to understand others, and be in community with fellow GW students. Join the Division for Student Affairs for a series of events on topics including:

  • Free Speech
  • How to Have a Conflict Conversation
  • Listening Circles
  • Identifying & Repairing Identity-Based Harm

Dinner will be provided at every event. Registration is recommended, and drop-ins are welcome!

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Counseling & Psychological Services

Our mental health professionals are available to speak to GW students and can consult with faculty, staff, or parents about any mental health-related concerns, if desired. Counseling and Psychological Services is available by phone 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at 202-994-5300. Additionally, drop-in hours are available Mon-Friday from 12pm – 4pm and AcademicLiveCare virtually connects students to available clinicians at their convenience. More details regarding drop-in hours and about how the program works are on the Health Center website.

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Academic Assistance

If you face academic difficulty as you continue with your courses, we encourage you to talk with your professors for extensions or incompletes and work with your academic advisor for documentation and support. The CARE Team is also here to guide students who are experiencing academic challenges.

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We encourage all students, faculty, staff, and families who may be concerned about a student in need of additional support to reach out to the university’s CARE Team. Sometimes students don’t realize that they need help or may be afraid to ask. The CARE Team can help break down any perceived barriers to accessing campus support services. If you or someone you know has been personally affected by recent events, please submit a CARE Referral.






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“In the Division for Student Affairs, you'll meet a team of people committed to enhancing the GW student experience. We are here for you from the first day you step on campus through to commencement: planning your orientation, advising your student organizations, creating your home away from home, and so much more.”

Colette Coleman
Vice Provost for Student Affairs & Dean of Students







14% of the GW undergraduate student population is a member of a fraternity or sorority


86% of first-year students made at least one connection with another student during New Student Orientation


16,417+ undergraduate and graduate students are involved in at least one student organization






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