Under the leadership of the 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.
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.
Military and Veteran Services is committed to providing our military-affiliated students with excellence in service through timely and accurate benefit processing, high quality customer service, and supportive community building activities. We're here to help our student veterans, dependents and military personnel who are using military education benefits understand how their benefits work towards funding their education. Our office can also help students in their transition from combat to college and help students find resources that are specifically designed for members of the military and their dependents.
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.
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.
Over 7,500 students living on the Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon campuses make our residence halls the dynamic intersection of city and school. GW Housing will find the right housing option for you to ensure your academic success. 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.
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 and the SUMMIT Outdoor Challenge Course will help you engage with other students and connect with the great outdoors.
President George Washington’s vision was a national university that would educate the next generation of citizen leaders. Our staff members in the Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities, the Office of Civility & Community Standards, and the Office of Academic Integrity manage numerous outreach programs and initiatives that focus on respect, civility, integrity, and community responsibility. George Washington knew that success is not measured solely in terms of individual well-being, but also in how we contribute to the greater good.