Statement on GW Student Engagement Meeting

May 10, 2024

Today, GW President Ellen Granberg, Chief Financial Officer Bruno Fernandes, and Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Colette Coleman had a conversation with representatives from seven Arab, Muslim, and Palestinian student organizations. The students used the meeting to share their personal stories and perspectives and outline their requests to the university. University leaders used this space to listen and open lines of dialogue with students while reiterating their commitment to ensuring safety and free expression at GW for all student communities. They also explained that the university is not considering changes to its endowment investment strategy, academic partnerships, or established SRR processes.

The number of student organizations has been corrected. (May 10, 7:18 p.m.)