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 still dedicated to helping you prioritize your well-being during the virtual learning period. As you browse through these dimensions of well-being, you will have the ability to identify virtual campus services and online resources to aid you in finding a healthy balance during this time.



The Capital Peers Podcast

Check out the Capital Peers Podcast to learn about well-being topics like nutrition and body image, sexual health and healthy relationships, stress managment and emotional well-being, social well-being and connectedness, and more.

Listen to the Capital Peers Podcast

July Run/Walk Challenge

GW Campus Recreation is holding a run/walk challenge to help encourage all GW students, faculty, and staff to stay active during the summer. The challenge is for walkers, runners, joggers, and everyone in between! The challenge will begin on July 5th and end on August 1st.

Sign Up for the July Run/Walk Challenge


How do you Raise Up?


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


Sabrina Sigel

Sabrina Sigel

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Hometown: Westborough, MA
Dimension: Physical Well-being

Over the virtual learning period, I have been going on daily walks because I want to make sure that I am moving my body. It can be easy to stay in one position for an extended period of time due to virtual work, so I have been consciously avoiding this. Also, I work on deep breathing to relax my muscles. I do this especially when I am stressed. Additionally, I have started virtual physical therapy. This is helping me keep my body strong while I am virtually learning.

Annika Schmid

Annika Schmid

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Hometown: Petaluma, CA
Dimension: Social Well-being

During the past few months spent back at my childhood home I have reconnected with my friends from high school. Many of us have changed a lot just in a few years and I love learning about the new hobbies and interests that my friends have found through their own experiences. I've even become closer to some friends who I used to consider more like friends of a friend through our newfound common interests.

Hailey Waldman

Hailey Waldman

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Hometown: Freehold, NJ
Dimension: Physical Well-being

During May and June of 2020, I decided to complete my 200 hour yoga teacher training. This was something that I have been wanting to do for a while. Having the opportunity to complete my training online in the comfort of my own home was amazing, and I have gotten so much stronger as I have increased my own yoga practice significantly. I have also been working on more mindfulness practices through a morning meditation.