The Division for Student Affairs is student-centered in all that we do. Our mission is to ensure students graduate from GW with experiences that have enhanced their intellectual, social, cultural, and personal growth. We accomplish this through programming and initiatives that enhance the student experience and help students explore interests beyond the classroom. In order to do that, we need your support! We are grateful for all who donate in support of our students.

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raised in Fall 2022 for the GW CARES Student Assistance Fund


endowment established for The Store, GW's food pantry


raised to support Thurston Hall community spaces and programming



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“After my family’s employment circumstances changed, I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to afford personal expenses and necessities on top of my educational costs. Since receiving support from the CARES Fund, I have been able to focus on my academic and professional growth without worrying about basic expenses. I am excited to graduate and find a job in my profession. As my mother is a single parent and I am a first-generation college student, achieving this goal is a huge milestone for me and my family.”

GW Student & CARES Fund Recipient





Exterior, University Student Center (21st St)

University Student Center

A preeminent institution of higher learning should have a renowned Student Center. The Division for Student Affairs intends to shift the paradigm within the existing building, redesigning the space to support a holistic student experience both in and out of the classroom. The care of our students should be seen in the way we utilize space to support connectedness and belonging to the institution. 


Students working on of fitness equipment in the Lerner cardio room

Health & Wellness

The 189,000 square foot Lerner Health and Wellness Center (LHWC) is available to faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community affiliates, and features a 10,000 sq. foot fitness center with a variety of cardio and strength training equipment. Our upper levels include two large gymnasia with a suspended track and four courts for drop-in recreation and scheduled events including basketball, volleyball, badminton, and Intramural Sports. A large multipurpose room for group fitness, dance, and sport conditioning is located on the 2nd level. On the lower levels, there is a three-lane lap pool, a Massage Therapy space, full locker rooms, and an equipment rental desk.


Two parents post with their GW student during Alumni & Families Weekend event

Parents Fund

The Rodney L. Johnson Parents Helping Parents Fund is an emergency fund that provides financial assistance to help GW parents support their students as well as to facilitate family participation in signature events such as New Student Orientation, Alumni & Families Weekend, and Commencement.  

It was born from the notion that families have an interest and obligation in supporting each other. GW has a strong community of families of current students and alumni who understand the critical role they play in supporting the academic, social, and personal success of GW students. The fund leverages that strength to provide financial assistance that can make a real difference for both students and families at GW.

Give to the Parents Fund



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Donor Spotlight


“We always felt that hunger and nutrition was one of the best ways that you could tangibly intervene and make people's lives better...I've been very blessed and fortunate in my life, and I have resources that I want to use to help student life at GW.”

Steven V. Roberts
Co-founder, Roberts & Segal Fund for Food Security

Read More About The Store's Endowment



We are thankful for all those who have given, and continue to give, in ways that positively impact student life at GW.