University Resources

University Resources for Hurricane Harvey

Our hearts go out to the communities and families affected by Hurricane Harvey. The George Washington University stands ready to assist those students in need.

CARE Network

The Office of Student Support and Family Engagement can provide resources to families affected. Members of the CARE Network from across the university can reach out to students to offer support so that students can be as successful as possible.

Students, families, faculty, and staff can identify students that may need additional support and, based on the type of support needed, a student is connected to a trained staff member who works with them one-on-one for as long as they may need the help.

File a CARE Report. For more information, contact the Division of Student Affairs at 202-994-6710 or email gwfamilies@gwu.edu.

Mental Health Services – Colonial Health Center

Over the next few weeks, students may experience a number of reactions in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Having a reaction is both normal and excepted. Sometimes, emotional aftershocks, or stress reactions, appear immediately. Or, they may appear in a few hours or during the next several days.

Mental health professionals are always available to speak to GW students and consult with faculty, staff, or families about any mental health-related concerns. Mental Health Services (MHS) at the Colonial Health Center is available by phone 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 202-994-5300.

The majority of MHS services are free, including the initial consultation, 24/7 crisis support (in person or by phone), and the first several individual counseling sessions. Everyone who needs care receives it, and, if there are financial concerns, a sliding scale can be arranged for service fees.

Academic Assistance

If you face any academic difficulty, talk with your professors for extensions or incompletes and work with your Academic Advisor for documentation and support.

Financial Assistance

If your financial circumstances have changed, please speak with a representative from Student Financial Assistance for options and support. Student Financial Assistance can be reached by phone at (202) 994-6620 or by email to finaid@gwu.edu.

Residence Halls

Seek out Center for Student Engagement staff in your residence halls for support and to access additional university resources.