Cultural Well-being is the ability to practice your own and celebrate others’ experiences, beliefs, traditions, and values. Being culturally well allows you to acknowledge and respect the impact and intersection of varying aspects of diversity among yourself and others.
Connect with International Students
The International Friendship Portal is a platform that seeks to connect international students to peer mentors at GW.
Cultural Education and Programming
Through the development of strategic partnerships and innovative programs, the Multicultural Student Services Center facilitates student leadership development and provides cultural education, “Real Conversations,” cultural programming and a building that has served as the best home away from home on campus for thousands of students over the years. By creating a safe space, we welcome students to explore, embrace and share their diverse identities and experiences.
Culturally-Oriented Student Associations
Search Engage for culturally-oriented student groups and organizations.
Explore Service Opportunities
The mission of the Honey W. Nashman Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service is to integrate civic engagement into George Washington University’s educational work. We promote equity and active citizenship in a diverse democracy, focus GW’s resources to address community needs through reciprocal partnerships beyond the campus, and enhance teaching, learning, and scholarship at GW.
Report a Bias Incident
The Office for Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement recognizes that the COVID-19 crisis has put a spotlight on inequity and hatred in our nation and in the world. Members of the GW community may also report any bias-related experiences during this period of virtual learning through the Bias Incident Online Reporting Form.
Sexual and Gender Diversity
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex and Asexual (LGBTQIA+) Resource Center celebrates and supports sexual and gender diversity and inclusion by providing comprehensive educational, support and advocacy services. These services include trainings, special events and mentoring designed to empower LGBTQIA+ students, faculty and staff to achieve academic excellence, embrace personal wellness and pursue professional success.
Enjoy awe-inspiring art galleries, unmatched museums, thriving performing arts and music scenes and more.
Virtual Exhibits and Tours
Online exhibits from the National Women’s History Museum
Virtual tours of the National Museum of Natural History
Check Out a Smithsonian Museum
The Smithsonian Institute has a variety of free museums, as well as Cultural Centers that aim to build bridges of mutual respect and understanding of the diversity of American and world cultures.
Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement Resources
ODECE has compiled a list of resources where individuals are able to access articles, books, and videos about particular topics related to diversity, inclusion, equity, and justice.
Connecting with culture can have a positive impact on your sense of belonging and identity – and in turn, on your mental health and overall wellbeing.
"Overcoming bias is not about perfection but about connection". Verna Myers encourages us to walk boldly towards our biases in order to overcome them in her dynamic TedTalk.
SAMHSA Cultural Competency Resources
Access resources and online training on cultural competency from SAMHSA and other agencies and organizations.
TEDx Talk: How Culture Drives Behaviour
Julien argues how we see the World through cultural glasses. By changing the glasses you can change the way you interpret the world.
9 Podcasts That Inspire Cultural Awareness
Check out these podcasts that cultivate cultural awareness and help listeners to rethink critical topics.
June 3, 2020
Brene Brown speaks with Ibram X. Kendi, New York Times bestselling author of How to Be an Antiracist and the Director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University about racial disparities, policy, and equality, and How to Be an Antiracist, which is a groundbreaking approach to understanding uprooting racism and inequality in our society and in ourselves.
As COVID-19 spreads, xenophobia increases. NPR facilitates an open discussion of America's history with xenophobia and the impact xenophobia and microaggressions are currently having on the country.
Five Podcasts to Foster Diversity and Inclusion
These podcasts ask challenging questions around diversity and inclusivity.