Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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



Events and Programs

Five Students pose on Elliott School balcony for PPIA public service weekend

PPIA Public Service Weekend

Reuben Brigety, former ESIA Dean, speaks to audience at HBCU conference event in city view room

HBCU Foreign Policy Conference

Gabe Young speaks at a DEI ice cream social event

DEI Ice Cream Social



The Elliott School's 3rd Annual Inclusive Excellence Week

2023 Inclusive Excellence (IE) Week

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.


A Message from the Elliott School

A Message from the Elliott School: Commemorating Juneteenth

"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.


Collage of photographs of students who have benefitted from scholarships at the Elliott School

Elliott Launches Fund to Increase Access and Promote Equity

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.