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Our Offices

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Under the leadership of Dr. M.L. "Cissy" Petty, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, the Division for Student Affairs (DSA) interacts with students throughout all phases of the student lifecycle. DSA's integrated approach is to provide a cohesive student experience built upon three core values: genuine collaboration, a comprehensive approach to problem-solving, and most important, putting students at the center of the work. 

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Campus Living and Residential Education

Over 7,500 students living on the Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon campuses make our residence halls the dynamic intersection of city and school! Campus Living and Residential Education (CLRE) will find the right housing option for you to ensure your academic success.

CLRE manages all aspects of the university's three-year residency requirement and the summer housing program. We foster an inclusive residential environment where students have opportunities to grow and develop into leaders, learn to value civility and respect, and thrive as members of the GW community.

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Colonial Health Center

The Colonial Health Center (CHC) provides integrated confidential, student centered services in an accessible, safe, culturally sensitive, and supportive environment. The CHC seeks to promote healthy lifestyle choices and to holistically support the physical and emotional well-being of students in order to achieve academic success.

For the fall 2020 semester, we're offering virtual tele-medicine and tele-therapy appointments.

Clinicians are available 24/7, 365 by phone at (202) 994-5300.


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Lerner Health and Wellness Center

The Lerner Health and Wellness Center is a 189,000 square foot facility that provides programming for the university's diverse community in the areas of campus recreation, intramural and club sports, and fitness and wellness instruction.

Our facilities include: a 10,000 square foot fitness center with a variety of cardio and strength training equipment; two large gymnasia with a suspended track; four courts for basketball, volleyball, badminton, and intramural sports; a large multipurpose room for group fitness, dance, and sports conditioning; and a three lane pool.

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Office of Student Life

Student Life brings learning out of the classroom and our innovative programs are personalized to ensure you achieve academic success. From first-year students, to first-generation students, to transfer students, to graduate and professional students, Student Life tailors services and events to reach all populations.

Join one of over 450 student organizations and pursue your passion while building our campus community. Further enhance your student experience with Fraternity and Sorority Life, another vibrant part of the GW experience. GW TRAiLS will help you engage with other students and connect with the great outdoors.

Military and Veteran Services helps students in their transition from combat to college and will help you find the GW resources specifically designed for members of the military and their dependents. 

Off-campus students will find a wealth of information with the Office of Off-Campus Student Affairs, which will help you find new places to live and explore in the larger Washington metropolitan area.

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