Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
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.
Every community owes its existence and strength to the generations before them, around the world, who contributed to their hopes, dreams, and energy to making the history that led to this moment. Some were drawn to migrate from their homes in hopes of a better life, some were brought here against their will, and some have lived on this land for more generations than can be counted.
Truth and acknowledgement are necessary in building mutual respect and connections across all barriers of heritage, culture, identity, and difference.
We acknowledge that we are joining from the ancestral homelands of the Piscataway, Anacostan, and Nacotchtank Peoples and a place where Black people were enslaved, forced to work for free, and abused. It is critical that we name and understand the painful history of enslavement, genocide, and forced removal from the space, and honor and respect the many diverse people still connected to and responsible for creating, building, and giving us this land.
How do we envision and create a global future that centers on diversity, equity, and inclusion? Learn with us during the Elliott School’s fourth annual Inclusive Excellence Week, January 29 - February 1, 2024. We invite you to participate in four days of intentional programming, panels, workshops, and community spaces focused on the intersections of diversity, equity, inclusion, and international affairs.
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.
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