Community Feedback

Input from GW community members is critical to informing the work of the Special Committee on the Colonials Moniker.

Please provide your feedback below, focusing on the six considerations the committee is charged with following in its evaluation of the renaming request:

1. The use of the term “Colonials” in historical context.

2. The history and process behind the initial selection of the moniker.

3. The connection of the moniker to the university and/or its namesake.

4. The depth and breadth of offense or harm caused by use of the moniker.

5. The affinity for and prominence of the moniker as found on or associated with structures, events, athletic uniforms, traditions and the like.

6. The legal and financial implications of changing the moniker.

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