About the Center for Student Engagement

The George Washington University's Center for Student Engagement seeks to enhance all aspects of the student experience by fostering communities that promote learning and development to prepare students to make positive contributions in the world.

Recognizing that GW is a community of scholars, the Center for Student Engagement brings learning out of the classroom and works to implement innovative four-year, competency-based student learning outcomes that are personalized to ensure you achieve your unique goals and aspirations.

GW TRAiLS. Thirsty for adventure? GW TRAiLS is where you will find a way to get outside and enjoy all that the Washington metro area has to offer! All of the GW TRAiLS trips are open to GW students, faculty, and staff. Visit the GW TRAiLS website for more information about our next trip, to plan your own adventure through the online resource center, or to rent outdoor gear.

Greek Life. GW is committed to supporting a vibrant and strong fraternity/sorority community through a collection of outstanding and distinctive chapters that live their values. We feel that this is best achieved through university partnerships with individual chapters, alumni advisors, and national organizations. GW is not an ordinary institution, and thus, we expect extraordinary chapters and an exceptional Greek community. Visit the GW Greek Life website for more information.

Community, Support, and Leadership. The Community, Support, and Leadership team's mission is to provide GW graduate, distance, and professional students information and resources through various channels; to advocate for graduate students; to provide learning opportunities through various co-curricular initiatives; and to develop community by supporting social, recreational, and cultural events. 

Residential Engagement. The CSE supports the residential experience of GW students through a variety of administrative, programmatic, and parternship initatives. In conjuction with GW Housing the CSE is promoting strong communities in the residence halls. Each residence hall has a Residence Director who serves as the primary CSE administrative contact for the building and supervisor to the House Staff. Residence Directors report to Area Coordinators who are full-time professional staff responsible for a configuration of residential communities. Together, the staff of the Center for Student Engagement work to provide an exceptional residential experience for every GW student.

The Store. The Store is a student-run food pantry here at GW that is managed by the GW Class Council and the Center for Student Engagement, providing free food items for students struggling with food insecurity. Over the past couple of years, this need has increased on college campuses and large populations of students often skip meals and go hungry because they cannot always afford enough to eat. Our mission is to alleviate student hunger at GW by offering food items to ensure that every student has enough to eat.

Student Organizations. Looking for ways to get involved at GW but not sure how to sort through all your options? One of the great things about being a student at GW--whether undergraduate or graduate student--is that there are many ways to get involved outside the classroom! From being a leader in a student organization to attending events in the city to helping incoming freshmen have a great GW experience, you are bound to find the right fit for you.