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George Washington University

Educational Resources

Libraries

Law and Medical libraries, I. Edward Kiev Collection, International Counterculture Archive, Africana Research Center.

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 2,129,332 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 12,055 current serial subscriptions.
  • 2,825,444 microforms.
  • 214,993 Audio/Visual items.
  • 1,269 e-books.

Museums & Art

The Luther W. Brady Art Gallery, The Dimock Gallery.

Computing

Requirements

  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.

Campus Resources

  • 550 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas

Services

Basic

nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, health insurance

Counseling

minority student, career, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious, other

Career

co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life

Housing

Overview

  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 67% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 8% of housing units are Singles.
  • 37% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 18% of housing units are Triples.
  • 33% of housing units are Apartments.
  • 4% of of housing units are some other type.
  • In total, there are 36 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.

Extracurricular

  • 95% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: CNN On the Story at GW University, ArtsFest!, Midnight Madness, Spirit Week.
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, television station, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 378 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Alpha Epsilon Delta, Arnold Air Society, Chi Sigma Iota Rho Theta Chapter, Eta Beta Rho, Beta Alpha Psi, Delta Sigma Pi, Epsilon Sigma Alpha, Gamma Theta Upsilon, Golden Key International Honour Society, National Residence Hall Honorary, Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity, Pi Tau Sigma, Sigma Alpha Lambda, The National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Thurston Hall Jonathan Michael Rizzo Memorial Effort.
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Agape Campus Christian Fellowship, American Islamic Medical Association, Christians On Campus, GW Knights of Columbus, GWU Chinese Bible Study, Hillel, Holy Land Christian College Community, Hope Bible Study, International Student Christian Association, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, InterVarsity Graduate Christian Fellowship, The Islamic Alliance for Justice, Jewish Student Association, Latter-day Saint Student Association, Muslim Student Association, OCF (Orthodox Christian Fellowship), Protestant Campus Ministry Association: GW Chapter, The Rock Christian Fellowship, Salt, Satyam, Sikh Students' Association, Word Up! Bible Study, Yad B'Yad (Hand In Hand).
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Aatash, Afghan Student Organization, AIESEC, Aikido GWU, APIA Organization Council, Arabic Language Society, Asian Student Alliance, Ayiti United, BIAS-Black International Affairs Society, Black Graduate Student Association, Black Law Students Association, Black Student Union, Capital Funk, Caribbean Student Association, Chinese American Student Association, Chinese Performing Arts Troupe (CPAT), Dance Performance Project, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc, The FLUENT Living and Learning Community, George Washington Williams House, German Club, Global Perspectives Living and Learning Community, GW Bhangra, GW CHAMAK, GW French Club, GW Japanese Student Society, GW Khiladi, GW Pride, GW Student Alliance for Israel, GW Wine Institute, 'N' Organization, The Hawaii Club, Holy Land Christian College Community, Hong Kong Student Association, Indian Students' Association, Iota Nu Delta, Iranian Cultural Society, The Italian Cultural Society, The Jackie Robinson Society, Japanese Student Association, Jewish Student Association, JKA Karate Club of GWU, Korean Student Association, Kosmos Hellenic Club, La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/Lambda Pi Chi Sorori, Minority Association of Pre-Health Students, Minority Business Student Association, Multicultural Cooking Club, Multicultural Greek Council, Museum Studies, National Society of Black Engineers, Organization Of African Students, Organization of Latino American Students, The Pakistani Student Association, The Philippine Cultural Society, Pi Delta Psi Interest Group, The Punjabi Cultural Exchange, Racially and Ethnically Mixed Student Association, Republican Jewish Coalition GW Chapter, The Russian Bazaar, Shiluv, Sigma Lambda Upsilon/Setas Latinas Unidas Soro, Sigma Psi Zeta, Sikh Students' Association, South Asian Society, The Spanish Club, Students for Justice in Palestine, Taekwondo Club, Taiwanese Student Association, Turkish Student Association, Vietnamese Student Association, Women On the Move!, The GW YPWC Society, Yad Echad
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Balance: The GW Ballet Group, The Ballroom Dance Society, BLAZEN, Capital Funk, Capitol Goga, Chinese Performing Arts Troupe (CPAT), The Creative and Performing Arts Community, Dance Performance Project, Emocapella, Forbidden Planet Productions, Fourteenth Grade Players, Generic Theatre Company, GW Khiladi, The GW Pitches, GW SOTM, GW Troubadours, The GW Vibes, GW-TV. com, The J. O. S. H. Project, Kino Fist!, The Law Revue Association, Liquid Arts, Majority Productions, Off the Sound Post, Rhythm Living and Learning Community, Shiluv, The Sirens, Sons of Pitch, Soundtrack, Student Theatre Council, Tap Tap Revolution, Think Tank Revolution, Voices of Inspiration, Washington Free Collaboration, Alliance for Sexual Assault Awareness, Americans for Informed Democracy, Chronic Illness Action Network, Cigar Smokers Forum, Citizens Commission to Protect the Truth, College Democrats, College Socialists, The College WISH List, Election and Campaign Strategy, Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance, Fondue and Foreign Policy Club, Friends of the IDF on Campus, The George Washington University Model Congress, GW ACLU, GW Campaign to End the Death Penalty, The GW Carver, GW College Republicans, GW Democracy for America, GW NOW, Kosmos Hellenic Club, Mock Trial, NAACP, Parliamentary Debate Society, Politics And Media Living and Learning Community, Progressive Student Union, Republican Jewish Coalition GW Chapter, Republocrats, Sierra Student Coalition, Student Association, Student Global AIDS Campaign, Students Against the War in Iraq, Students Defending Democracy, Students for Bush, Students for Justice in Palestine, United States Campaign for Burma, University Students on Board, Voices for Choices, W Stands for Women, Watergate LLC, Capitol Advertising AdClub, The Daily Colonial, Forbidden Planet Productions, The George Washington University Toastmasters Club, GW Cherry Tree, The GW Review, INQUIRY, Le culte de moi, Mortar and Pestle Literary Magazine, Online Sports Writers, Quill Pen Living and Learning Community, 2004 Strong Hall Council, Amnesty International, Books for Africa Student Organization, Colleges Against Cancer, Community Activism and Rewarding Experiences, Emergency Medical Response Group (EMeRG), Foundation of International Medical Relief for Chi, GW Dance Marathon, GW Knights of Columbus, GW Senior Education, GW Students for Fair Trade, GWU Habitat for Humanity, International Alternative Spring Break Association, Ivory Tower Residence Hall Association, Mabel Thurston Residence Hall Association, Outdoor Adventure, Recycling Club, Residence Hall Association, S. T. A. N. D. (Students Taking Action Not Drugs), Serve DC, Society of Physics Students, Student Athlete Advisory Council, Students for Organ Donation, Unite for Sight, Young Women of Color- DC Chapter, Aikido GWU, Capitol Goga, Club Softball, Club Tennis, Colonial Army, Colonial Field Hockey Team, Equestrian Team, ESIA Graduate Student Forum, George Washington Bujinkan Club, George Washington Rugby Football Club, George Washington University Gamers Society, The George Washington University X-Box Club, GW Anime Society, GW Boot Camp for Life, GW Boxing Club, GW Club Baseball, GW Cycling Team, GW Fencing; GW Gaming League, GW Ice Hockey Club, GW MBA Sailing Club, GW Road Runners Club, GW Sailing, GW SOTM, GW Space Society, GW Sports Marketing Association, GW Women's Club Lacrosse, GW Women's Club Soccer, GW Women's Rugby Football Club, GWU Dodgeball League, GWU Snowboard and Ski Clan, GWU Volleyball club, HavocLAN, JKA Karate Club of GWU, Kendo Club of George Washington, The Lawn Sports And Barbecue Club, Men's Ultimate Frisbee, Mount Vernon Program Council, Multicultural Cooking Club, Nintendo Players Union, Silver Screen, The Society of Exercise Science Students, Women's Ultimate Frisbee Team, Yoga/Meditation Club
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) Hatchet (twice per week)

Travel

  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Washington DC (10), Dulles (20)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Washington DC (5)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Washington DC (5)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.

Employment

  • School employment is available.

Greek Life

  • There are 17 fraternities
  • 10 fraternity houses
  • 16% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 14 sororities
  • 6 sorority houses
  • 13% of students are sorority members.

ROTC

  • Army ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (Georgetown University, Howard University)
  • Navy ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Airforce ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (University of Maryland, Howard University)
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited, other

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