GW Alumni Association

The George Washington Alumni Association (GWAA) was founded to strengthen the relationship between alumni and the university. Guided by a philosophy of Colonials Helping Colonials, the three main goals of the GWAA are:

  • Enabling lifetime engagement of alumni with fellow graduates, current students, and the university;
  • Gathering a voice for alumni by institutionalizing a dialogue between GW graduates and the university; and
  • Building a culture of philanthropy to support current and future generations of GW students and alumni.

The GWAA is led by a volunteer Board of Directors, which includes representatives from the university's 10 schools and colleges. The GWAA works collaboratively with and in support of the Office of Alumni Relations to implement programs and services for the benefit of GW alumni.

GWAA Membership

GWAA is a dues-free organization. Automatic lifetime membership is conferred upon:

  • Degree recipients of all schools and divisions of the university;
  • Attendees who have earned 15 credit hours, who left the university in good standing, and whose class has graduated;
  • Graduates of approved certificate programs of the university; and 
  • Graduates of Benjamin Franklin University and Mount Vernon College and Seminary;
  • Graduates of The Corcoran College of Art + Design.