Our Community

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We are a community of thousands dedicated to not only advancing ideas and aspirations, but also the fulfillment of each individual at GW. Our highly collaborative, hands-on culture, deep commitment to service and real-world participation and unrivaled connections to the world’s most influential institutions provides countless opportunities to create new knowledge, transform policy that affects people in their daily lives and change the world. Our culture of intellectual curiosity, collaboration, celebration of diversity and mutual respect makes our university both a dynamic and satisfying place to learn and work.

Our Location

Taking full advantage of its location, the university enjoys extraordinary access and opportunities to interact with and learn from the most influential leaders of our time. GW advances discovery and influences policy while fostering research partnerships with nearly every U.S. federal agency and the world’s most influential scientific and technical organizations. From our historic Foggy Bottom and Mt. Vernon campuses to our Virginia Science and Technology Campus in Ashburn, VA, academic centers in Alexandria and Arlington, VA and even online, GW shows that no matter where you may work, you’ll be in the middle of everything.

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"We are preparing students to be these movers and shakers in this world, these disruptors of industries. Because of our location, GW creates a body of alumni that are ready to go out and have an immediate impact."

Tyler Cundiff
Special Assistant to the Dean of Libraries and Academic Innovation


Our Inclusive GW

A diverse and truly inclusive campus community benefits us all in our efforts and ability to serve each other and our community. As we maintain academic excellence and work to solve society’s most pressing problems, it is GW’s diversity of people, ideas, backgrounds and careers that enables us to achieve great things.  

  • Respect: We are committed to understanding and promoting the dignity of others, with the knowledge that we all bring our own unique experiences to our work.
  • Courage: We know there is work to do, and we strive to keep learning as a community. We are committed to learning from each other and centering other voices as we move towards creating a more equitable world.
  • Collaboration: We know that to create a community, we need to work together. In order to change one life at a time, we must build off what is best about GW: our people. That means listening to each other, and understanding the diversity of voices, ideas, and perspectives found across our campuses.

Our Values

Our values are not just buzzwords and slogans, but rather vital guides for making GW an institution of excellence. All of us at GW strive to embody these values and ensure that they shape our decisions and our community for the better. 



We are honest and fair in our words and actions.


We are accessible, receptive and share information freely.


We achieve more by engaging others in shared processes and decision-making.


We value and include people from different cultures, backgrounds, and perspectives in the pursuit of our common goals.


We value people as individuals and treat them with fairness, compassion and care.


We encourage risk-taking, learning from failure, and perseverance in our pursuit of excellence.


We achieve distinction through knowledge and innovation.