Community

Community involvement includes members of the campus community being active leaders in the communities where they live, as well as engaging the university's neighbors and the surrounding community. 
 

GW Leadership in the Community

Campus leadership takes an active role in government and community affairs by serving on regional boards and commissions, including the Loudoun County Economic Development Commission, CEO Cabinet, Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce, Dulles Corridor Rail Association. They also share their insight and expertise as members of the Northern Virginia Technology Council, additional area chambers of commerce, Committee for Dulles, the Dulles Area Transportation Association and many other regional committees and community groups.

The Campus also frequently runs campaigns for the campus community to donate to local food banks and other charitable initiatives. The university recognizes the unmet needs in our community and tries to actively be part of the solution.
 

University Activities and Events Open to the Community

The University hosts a wide range of events throughout the year that are open to the community. The events calendar includes upcoming events. For example:

  • Deans' Speaker Series
  • Art Exhibits and openings
  • Professional Conferences
  • Other Special Events
  • Events and meetings organized by external groups (ex. Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce, Loudoun Small Business Development Center, Loudoun Photography Club, Sustainble Loudoun, and other local nonprofit groups)


Special Resources Open to the Community

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Foundation Center

The GW Virginia Science and Technology Campus Library is a Funding Information Network (FIN) Partner of the Foundation Center. The Library works in cooperation with the Foundation Center in Washington D.C. to offer resources that help non-profit organizations and individuals identify sources of grants and foundation funding. This resource is open to the university community and the public at no charge. Free workshops on how to search for funding and how to write grants are offered periodically. Library staff are available to help patrons use the resource (appointments appreciated).