At the Elliott School, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved outside of the classroom. With student organizations within the school and many more throughout all of George Washington University, there are endless possibilities.
Start off by updating your LinkedIn page to include your Elliott School affiliation and be sure to join the Elliott School group!
Elliott School Graduate Student Board (ESGB)
The Elliott School Graduate Board is responsible for organizing social and professional events for the Elliott graduate student body and is the umbrella organization for all Elliott graduate organizations (see below: GSF, IAR, OAS, OID, PEERS). Find out more about ESGB on Facebook!
Graduate Student Forum (GSF)
The Elliot School’s Graduate Student Forum fosters a strong sense of community among the school. They hold events ranging from museum visits, hikes, and of course, Thursday Night Out’s (TNO’s) during the school year. Expect to hear from them on upcoming events after the school year starts! Find out more about GSF on their website!
International Affairs Review (IAR)
This student-run publication regularly publishes articles written by Elliott School graduate students. These timely articles provide analytical commentary as well as discussions with practitioners, academics, and policymakers. In addition to their website, IAR also publishes a biannual journal featuring policy analyses, book reviews, interviews, and spotlights written by students. Find out more about IAR at iar-gwu.org.
Organization of Asian Studies (OAS)
The Organization of Asian Studies (OAS) is a graduate and undergraduate student organization that seeks to foster an appreciation of Northeast, Southeast, and South Asian culture. The organization focuses on strengthening ties between students and faculty with an interest in Asia through ambitious programming and events, all made possible by the support of the Sigur Center for Asian Studies. Find out more on their Facebook page!
Organization of International Development (OID)
This topical-focused student organization examines and promotes the theory and practice of international development by hosting round-tables, scholarly presentations, career and networking workshops, film screenings and social events. Find out more about OID at gwuoid.wordpress.com.
Professionals in European, Eurasian, and Russian Studies (PEERS)
This regionally- focused student organization facilitates academic and professional interactions, increases awareness of the issues affecting the countries of Europe, Eurasia and Russia, and promotes an understanding of these issues from a global perspective. It hosts events throughout the academic year, including embassy visits, round-tables and networking events. Find out more on their Facebook page!
Student Association (SA)
As GW’s student government, the SA represents all 25,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The SA advocates on behalf of students, allocates funding to student organizations, advertises student programming and assists students. Within the SA Senate, there is an Elliott School graduate student representative position available. Find out more about the SA at sa.gwu.edu.