Other University Resources
The Office of Alumni Relations serves the more than 225,000 alumni living in 150 countries around the globe and furthers three main goals: enabling lifetime engagement, gathering a voice for alumni, and building a culture of philanthropy.
Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service:
Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service aims to integrate civic engagement into George Washington University’s educational work. The Center focuses GW’s resources to meet community needs beyond the campus; promotes active citizenship in a diverse democracy; and enhances teaching, learning, and scholarship at GW.
Colonial Central, located in the Ground Floor of the Marvin Center brings together a number of administrative offices into a consistent and cohesive service experience: the Cashier's Office processes payments; the GWorld Card Program provides administration over the university ID card and meal plan; the Office of the Registrar maintains a student's academic record, enables course registration, and prints student transcripts; the Student Accounts Office is responsible for billing and account management; Student Financial Assistance provides financial assistance through scholarships and loans; Student Parking Services offers student parking permits; and Veteran Services answers questions about the GI Bill benefits and serves as a liaison for veteran students.
Disability Support Services:
Disability Support Services (DSS) is committed to insuring all students with disabilities have equal access to educational opportunities. DSS also serves as consultants to others who may suspect their participation in an academic program is being compromised by a disability. Services provided without charge may include: registration assistance, readers, interpreters, scribes, individualized learning specialist support, adaptive materials and equipment, assistance with note taking, laboratory and library assistance, and test accommodations. DSS encourages all students to participate actively in making their campus culture one that is inclusive, diverse, and collaborative.
GW Police Department:
Campus security is an important concern of students and parents alike. The GW Police Department (GWPD) is a large, experienced force; our campuses are also served by the Washington Metropolitan Police Department and federal police agencies. Campus security:
- operates 24 hours a day
- uses 100 uniformed officers
- features additional security services, including emergency blue light phones, a campus shuttle, bicycle registration, the 4-RIDE campus ride service and Alert DC text messaging service
- includes residence halls fitted with card readers, accessible only to those with a student ID access card
GW Tutoring Initiative:
GW students can receive ten free hours of tutoring each academic year for courses offered through the Columbian College of Arts & Sciences. Students can also receive five hours of free online tutoring. More information is available on the GW Tutoring Initiative website.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Resource Center:
The George Washington University Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Resource Center provides a comprehensive range of education, support and advocacy services to create and maintain an open, safe, and inclusive campus environment. The
Multicultural Student Services Center:
The Multicultural Student Services Center (MSSC) has developed strategies for student success through diversity education, programs, and services. MSSC emphasizes the importance of providing learning, reflecting, and connecting spaces for students around gender, race, culture, sexual orientation, spirituality, and socio-economic status.
Student Technology Services:
GW has valuable technology services for students. These are an important component of a successful academic and social experience at the University. High-speed Internet connections in the residence halls and convenient indoor and outdoor wireless hot spots (GWireless) give GW students access to many online resources. Through GWMail, which uses a Google Mail interface, students have six gigabytes of storage space. For extensive technology support, Student Technology Services (STS) offers convenient walk-in and hotline hours for students.