Student Organizations

Student organizations are a vibrant part of the George Washington University. Assembled under the array of a variety of causes and interests, student orgs exist to provide GW students the opportunity to enrich their co-curricular experience and by producing a diverse array of student activities that benefit and enlighten the GW community. With more than 450 registered student organizations, there are endless opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to get involved around common causes, interests, and experiences. To better inform students’ decisions on which organizations to be involved with, please consult the list of organizations which have recently been documented in conduct violations by visiting the Conduct and Expectations page for student organizations.

Student Organization News & Updates

Center for Student Engagement Student Organization Spotlight Award

The CSE Spotlight Award is designed to recognize student organizations that foster programs and services that support the mission and values of GW and their organization; complete work that enhances the prestige and brand of GW and the CSE; work collaborative on projects with other organizations or departments; overcome challenges or struggles within their organizations with grace; and/or create far-reaching and outstanding events. Each month, student organization advisors are asked to put forward the names of student organizations that meet one or more of these criteria. The winner is determined through a vote among all student organization advisors.  Each monthly winner receives $150, to be deposited in their revenue account by the Center for Student Engagement. An annual winner will be named from the pool of monthly award recipients and receive $300.

2016-2017 Winners:

September - Afghan Student Association
October - African Students Association
November - GW Women in STEM
December/January - GW Young America's Foundation
February - She's the First at The George Washington University
March - Sikh Student Association
April - Student Association for Graduate Economists

Overall 2016-2017 Spotlight Award Winner: African Students Association

2015-2016 Winners:

September - Truth and Human Rights in North Korea (THiNK)
October - Residence Hall Association
November - Black Graduate Student Association
December/January - Students Against Sexual Assault

February - Dance Marathon

2014-2015 Winners:

September - Strategic Crisis Simulations
October - Parliamentary Debate Society
November - Alpha Phi Omega
December/January - To Write Love on Her Arms
February - Spoken Word Collective
March - TEDxFoggy Bottom
April - Multicultural Greek Council

Overall 2014-2015 Spotlight Award Winner: Spoken Word Collective