Office of Government & Community Relations 

The students, faculty and staff of the George Washington University value our community and the relationships we have with our neighbors. We are all, together, in and of the District of Columbia. We hope you, our neighbors, take full advantage of everything GW has to offer: performing arts, technology assistance, legal clinics, art galleries, sporting events, library access, course auditing, and much, much more.

Make this your home for community activity listings, information updates, and new opportunities to discover GW.


Important Updates




GW Serves DC

Dear Members of Our D.C. Community,

On July 1 of this year, I had the honor of becoming the 19th president of the George Washington University. It is a privilege to lead this great university, and I am thrilled to join such a vibrant and dynamic city.

Since coming to the District, I have had the pleasure of meeting with many members of our local communities. A common thread in all my interactions has been a tremendous pride in GW and the continued impact of our students, faculty, staff and alumni throughout the region. For this reason, I am delighted to share the George Washington University’s annual GW Serves D.C. Report with you.

GW is a university on the rise. We are strengthening and scaling the invaluable partnerships we have established throughout the city and creating new collaborations to find innovative solutions to our communities’ most pressing challenges. Through this pursuit of impact, we are creating scholarships for the next generation of District leaders, addressing health disparities and driving policy research.

At the heart of GW’s civic engagement activities is the Honey W. Nashman Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service. The Nashman Center programs, as well as the academic programs in our schools and colleges, address issues that are important to the residents of Washington, D.C. From mentoring the city’s youth in D.C. schools to participating in days of service across the District, GW faculty, staff and students are helping to improve lives every day.

This is an exciting time for our university and the city, and I look forward to working together. Our collective impact will drive positive change throughout Washington, D.C., and contribute to a better, brighter future for all.

Thank you for your continued support and partnership.

Warm Regards,

Ellen M. Granberg, President

Departmental Collaboration

Community Relations is a university-wide commitment and it wouldn't be possible without the extensive departmental collaboration that takes place all across campus. From architects to campus planners to student affairs professionals, community relations are ingrained and woven closely in the fabric of the George Washington University. Please consider all of us, your connection and gateway to the university. 

Entering Kogan Plaza from 21st Street