Media Contacts

Office of Media Relations
2000 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Suite 300
Washington, D.C. 20006

Phone: 202-994-6460
Fax: 202-994-9025
E-mail: [email protected]


Statement Regarding Terrorist Attacks in Paris

November 14, 2015

A total of 52 George Washington University students are participating in study abroad programs in Paris. Thankfully, all are safe and accounted for.

Statement on Bill Cosby's Honorary Degree

October 20, 2015

University statement in response to questions about William H. Cosby, Jr., who received an honorary degree from GW in 1997:

Statement on Roof Fire at Fulbright Hall

September 08, 2015

A fire on the roof of Fulbright Hall caused damage to the roof deck. No injuries reported and the building is reoccupied.

Nicholas Upton, Junior, GW's Elliott School of International Affairs (photo credit: GW)

Statement on Missing Student - Updated

September 04, 2015

Our study abroad program partner in Cape Town, South Africa notified GW that one of our students traveling during a break in the program is missing.

Statement Regarding Religious Symbols on Campus

April 27, 2015

The university has not banned nor is it attempting to ban religious symbols.

Statement on New Sexual Assault Prevention Training

April 19, 2015

Our strategy has been and will continue to be having a comprehensive, multi-faceted approach to sexual assault awareness education. This summer we will continue this approach with some new enhancements.

University Statement Regarding Training for Student Organizations

March 13, 2015

Statement from Vice Provost and Dean of Student Affairs 

University Statement Regarding the Death of a Student

November 14, 2014

The George Washington University is deeply saddened to report that it received notice from the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) that second-year GW Law School student Gregory T.

Statement Regarding Injured Student at GW Residence Hall

October 09, 2014

We are very sad to report that around 4 p.m.

University Statement Regarding the Death of a Student

September 20, 2014

The George Washington University is deeply saddened to report that it received notice from the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) that a GW undergraduate School of Business student was pronounced

University Statement: Report of Sexual Assault Incident

August 28, 2014

On August 28, a student reported being sexually assaulted by another student at a privately-owned house occupied by the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity.

Statement Regarding the University's Position on Sexual Assault

August 28, 2014

Sexual assault under any guise and regardless of the circumstances is repugnant and unacceptable. It will not be tolerated in our community.

Statement on Student Death

April 01, 2014

The George Washington University is deeply saddened to report that a female student was found deceased in her West Hall residence hall room early this morning on our Mount Vernon Campus.

Statement Regarding GWPD Investigation at Media and Public Affairs Classroom

February 05, 2014

George Washington’s Police Department received a call from a housekeeper this morning, indicating he found three bullets in a basement level classroom in the Media and Public Affairs Building.

Message from President Knapp on the Passing of Sean Keefer

January 22, 2014

Mr. Keefer was a first-year Honors student in the School of Engineering and Applied Science.