Mission: The george washington university, an independent academic institution chartered by the congress of the united states in 1821, dedicates itself to furthering human well-being. The university values a dynamic, student-focused community stimulated by cultural and intellectual diversity and built upon a foundation of integrity, creativity, and openness to the exploration of new ideas. The george washington university, centered in the national and international crossroads of washington, d. C. , commits itself to excellence in the creation, dissemination, and application of knowledge. To promote the process of lifelong learning from both global and integrative perspectives, the university provides a stimulating intellectual environment for its diverse students and faculty. By fostering excellence in teaching, the university offers outstanding learning experiences for full-time and part-time students in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs in washington, d. C. , the nation, and abro
Programs: Education: our namesake envisioned a university in the nation's capital that would prepare citizen leaders brought together from all over the world. Today, we are that university with students and faculty members from every state and more than 130 countries. Taking full advantage of our setting in a global nerve center, a gw education integrates intellectual discovery, interactive learning, and unparalleled access to opportunities in every sector of society. In a city shaping the future, george washington is a university where faculty and students not only study the world but also work to change it.
research and research support: gw's research is distinguished by our commitment to transform policy that affects people in their daily lives. This unique approach to research gives special character to our teaching and enables us to offer our students learning experiences that few can match. With our location, connections and close proximity to institutions such as the national institutes of health, national science foundation, the smithsonian institution, and library of congress, gw's research helps solve national and global problems while giving our students learning opportunities inside and outside the classroom. In the 21st century, gw's faculty and students continue to open new doors of discovery.
auxiliary enterprises - students and community: gw provides a number of services that support learning, build community, and enhance the overall quality of student life. Auxiliary enterprises include facilities and residential property management, dining, bookstore, parking, student health, mail, and laundry services. Gw's marvin center houses dining facilities, student organization offices and meeting rooms and is utilized by students, faculty, staff, and visitors. For more info about gw's programs & accomplishments, see the 2013-2014 financial report on the finance division website at: http://finance. Gwu. Edu/reports.