Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
We share alongside our community members at the AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics and Policy that George Washington University resides on the traditional and ancestral homelands of the Piscataway and Anacostan peoples, who have served as stewards of the region for generations.
A land acknowledgement is a formal statement that recognizes and respects Indigenous Peoples as the traditional stewards of the land our institution exists upon and the enduring relationship that exists between Indigenous Peoples and their traditional territories.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion remain important priorities for GW and the Elliott School. As the University has taken important steps to create a more inclusive community, the Elliott School has also taken crucial actions toward this goal.
"Fostering a welcoming and inclusive community is a core value of the Elliott School. To this end, we are committed to attracting and supporting students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds and experiences, for example, based on race, gender, socio-economic status, age, sexual orientation and identity, ability, religion, nationality, culture, ideas and worldviews (including political perspectives), and methods."
From the Elliott School diversity statement
How do we envision and create a global future that centers on diversity, equity, and inclusion? During the Elliott School’s third annual Inclusive Excellence Week, the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and its partners hosted 4 days of intentional programming, panels, workshops, and community spaces focused on the intersections of diversity, equity, inclusion, and international affairs.
"We echo President Wrighton’s words and join the GW community and our nation in celebrating Juneteenth on Sunday, June 19. While we observe Juneteenth on Monday, June 20, this important holiday commemorates the end of slavery in the United States..." Read the full message on Commemorating Juneteenth.
An innovative initiative at the Elliott School will soon provide significant new resources for students, advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in international affairs education by increasing access for students with financial need.
The initiative, the Elliott Equity Fund, is in line with GW University’s commitment to excellence and affordability. The fund, which the school will grow through philanthropic contributions, will help foster an inclusive academic environment, further efforts to diversify the student body, and ensure that students can reach their full potential.