Raise Up GW

To be well at the George Washington University is to honor the dynamic process of change and growth that involves building resilience, persistence, and positivity in the face of challenges. Raise Up GW is our initiative dedicated to helping students engage in a comprehensive well-being experience across campus. We empower our students to actively engage in well-being activities that are supportive of holistic lifestyles. Through this initiative, students will gain an understanding of resources and learn how to help others in need. For more information, contact the Raise Up GW Committee.



Dimensions of Well-being

We are dedicated to helping you prioritize your well-being. As you browse through these dimensions of well-being, you will have the ability to identify campus services and online resources to aid you in finding a healthy balance.

How Do You Raise Up?

We want to hear how you are maintaining your well-being! Tell us your well-being story to be featured on our website.

Sarah Gechter on Financial Well-being

Sarah Gechter (she/her) on Financial Well-being

Sophomore from Wyomissing, PA

"...I split my weekly GWorld allowance in half - ½ for eating at restaurants, and ½ for buying groceries and personal items. I go grocery shopping every Sunday and prepare a grocery list beforehand so that I make sure to keep a balanced diet and only buy what I need! Budgeting week-by-week makes saving much more manageable, and preserves my financial well-being.  "

Raise Up Spotlights

Check out upcoming well-being events!

Let's Unpack Busy Culture: Harnessing the power of leisure to be productive on your terms

Do you feel like you have a never-ending to-do list? Do you find it difficult to relax or prioritize leisure time? These feelings and experiences are a result of "busy culture," and we've put together a panel of GW students, faculty, staff, and alumni to help unpack why we fall into this cyclical trap. The panel will discuss setting boundaries on your time and with loved ones, how to prioritize your own needs, and why it's critical to push back on busy culture to live your best life.

RSVP on Engage

Got Barriers? Free sexual health barriers available in six locations. Internal and external condoms, dental dams, lube and more

Located at Amsterdam Hall, Potomac House, Shenkman Hall, District House, the Colonial Health Center, and Colonial Crossroads (USC 5th Floor), these sites have free internal/external condoms, lubricant, dental dams and more, at no cost to GW students. Stop by sites at the University Student Center from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM and all other locations from 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM!





Setting Intentions with a Word of the Year

6:00-7:00 PM (while supplies last)


GW Late Night: Paint N' Party

Two Sessions: 7:30-9:30 PM and 10:00 PM-12:00 AM