In January 2018, the Elliott School launched its Council on Diversity and Inclusion which is composed of students, faculty, and staff. The council is charged with advising the school's leadership on specific activities and initiatives to implement related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
The current vacancies are for the first year undergraduate representative and the first year graduate student representative which are open to incoming students. Apply by Friday, July 9 2021 to be considered for our 2021-2022 Council.
As part of the Council on Diversity and Inclusion, members of the Elliott School and GW community are invited to join one or more of our active working groups. These groups have a specific focus to help facilitate specific, often short term initiatives with our Council based on the priorities from the Elliott School Diversity Action Plan. Below are descriptions of the three D&I Working Groups:
Join a visionary group of campus partners to identify major programmatic opportunities to help build a supportive culture and community within the Elliott School. Major contributions will include working on the following support for the Diverse Perspectives in International Affairs Series, cultural heritage and identity based programs, and generate any new program ideas centering diversity, equity and inclusion within the Elliott School. Review some of our previous events.
Help a dynamic team of campus partners foster a more holistic and meaningful experience for our students through the development of recruitment and retention initiatives. Major opportunities include developing Elliott School affinity groups/spaces, community outreach to K-12 schools, expanding our partnership with Public Policy and International Affairs Program (PPIA) and hosting Public Service Weekend (PSW), partnerships with Minority Serving Institutions, seeking fellowship and funding opportunities, and implementing the International Affairs Summer Immersion Program.
Join a dedicated group of students, faculty, and staff committed to fostering an inclusive community within Elliott and at GW through curriculum and faculty development. Major opportunities of contribution include developing faculty and staff development workshops, inclusive teaching initiatives, integrating implicit bias into core classes, and curriculum development strategies focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion. The goal is to deepen our community’s cultural competence and applied inclusive practices.
Working Groups are open on a rolling basis to members of the Elliott School.