Overhead shot of hundreds of students navigating the fall org fair in the Smith Center

Student Organizations

Student organizations are one of the best ways to get involved on campus. Assembled under an array of causes, identities, and interests, student organizations at GW offer endless opportunities for involvement and leadership each year!

GW Student Association

Student Association

The mission of the Student Association is to further the interests and promote the welfare of all students at GW. Our responsibilities are defined in four ways: to advocate, allocate, advertise, and assist.


Black Student Union

The Black Student Union’s goal is to create a Black experience where all Black students feel supported, welcomed, advocated for, and cared for through programming, service, public forums for discussion, and collaboration across organizations and identities.

Artist Blackbear performing on stage at 2019 Spring Fling

Program Board

Program Board is a diverse, student-run coalition that dedicates itself to uniting and engaging with the GW community through accessible and inclusive events. We promise to enhance the student experience as we are committed to connecting directly with students, administration, and alumni.

Student posing for a photo, sitting on top of a small mountain overlooking a valley

GW Trails

GW Trails is GW’s outdoor adventure and leadership program that is committed to connecting the GW community to the outdoors.