Response to Doxing Truck on Campus

November 29, 2023

Dear Members of the George Washington University Community,

In recent weeks, the university has repeatedly emphasized the importance of upholding our shared values and engaging respectfully and civilly with one another, especially when discussing difficult topics. These are high standards that we must all continue to strive to meet even when others outside our community—such as those who organized a mobile billboard on campus today—do not. 

On Wednesday, we became aware of a billboard, organized by a group that is not affiliated with the university, that displayed images of students' names and photos. This billboard, which was in public space and not stationed on GW property, was a misguided and malicious effort that endangers members of our community. We want to be clear that we condemn this campaign to intimidate, threaten, and dox our students.

As President Granberg has shared, we do not tolerate Islamophobia, antisemitism, or any forms of hate on our campus, and we must continue to productively engage with one another without intimidating, insulting, or attacking those who disagree. 

Members of our staff have contacted the students targeted and are providing resources and support. If you are aware of a student in additional need of support, we encourage you to submit a CARE referral or contact the Division for Student Affairs at [email protected] or 202-994-6555. Other safety, security, and wellbeing resources are available here.


Ellen M. Granberg, President

Colette Coleman, Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students