Featured Priorities

Career Services
“This strong, broadly representative task force is conducting a thorough and thoughtful review of an area of great importance to the students and families who invest in a George Washington education.”  –President Steven Knapp

Diversity and Inclusion
“The George Washington University has a long history of equal opportunity and a strong commitment to diversity. But there is more we can do to build the diversity of our student body, faculty and staff, and to make sure we are providing a welcoming and supportive environment for persons of all backgrounds."   -President Steven Knapp

Innovation Task Force
“The George Washington University is fortunate that, thanks to prudent planning and investment, we have not faced the financial hardships currently affecting other universities. This situation gives us a unique opportunity to continue enhancing the excellence in everything we do. In fact, precisely because we are a strong university in good financial condition, it is an opportune time to analyze our operations in a fresh manner to seek new means for pursuit of our mission.”  -President Steven Knapp

Partnerships
“We continue to engage the world from this nation’s capital.”  -President Steven Knapp

Research
“By matching the excellence of our instruction with the strength of our research, we will join the ranks of truly world-class universities and fully ensure the value of the George Washington University degree. In so doing, we will also strengthen our instruction itself. There is no more exciting way to learn than to work with a professor who is pushing a frontier of knowledge, whether the field is neuroscience, early modern literature, environmental engineering, or international law.”  –President Steven Knapp

Service and Veterans' Issues
“I have been struck by our students’ passion for changing the world and by the imaginative and intellectually serious way in which they harness that passion by developing concrete, innovative projects.”  –President Steven Knapp

Sustainability
“By using our campus as a test-bed for renewable energy technologies, we are demonstrating our university’s commitment to becoming a model of urban sustainability.”  –President Steven Knapp

Urban Food Task Force
“Our students are really interested in different issues around food, whether it’s beekeeping, food access, food security or public health.  Students are looking for schools that are addressing food issues; they want more courses and involvement.” –Diane Robinson Knapp