Diversity & Inclusion

The mission of the SEAS Diversity and Inclusion initiative is to provide underrepresented students within SEAS with a safe, comfortable, and supportive community. The goal of the initiative is to improve the academic success and engagement of these groups while fostering a strong sense of community that provides a safe and welcoming environment for them to express ideas/concerns. We are committed to develop new programs that provide support for these students and to cultivate successful leaders within the SEAS community and beyond.

Diversity & Inclusion Student Committee

The Diversity and Inclusion Student Committee is made up of undergraduate students within SEAS who are committed to the mission and goals of the initiative. As part of the Diversity and Inclusion Student Committee, each member represents the initiative within SEAS, assists in planning and executing programs, and helps build partnerships among the student body and campus community. It is each member’s responsibility to bring awareness to the concerns of underrepresented students through outreach to other SEAS students. The student committee is an integral part of the Diversity and Inclusion Initiative as they identify current issues among underrepresented students and serve as advocates to their peers when issues arise inside and outside of the classroom. The committee also helps bridge the gap between SEAS administration and SEAS students by serving as advisors to the SEAS Dean’s office. If you are interested in joining the Diversity and Inclusion Student Committee, please contact the SEAS Undergraduate Student Services and Advising staff at seasadvising@gwu.edu.

Meet the Committee Members

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Rosa Araiza

Biomedical Engineering

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Jazlynn Baker

Computer Science

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Chelsea Deane

Computer Science

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Reem Eltahir

Computer Engineering

 

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Sebastian Lora

Mechanical Engineering

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Brandon O’Dell

Biomedical Engineering

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Glen Warren

Computer Science

 

 

Academic & Career Resources

GW and SEAS offer our students a number of free academic resources and career resources.  We recommend that you use these resources to help you make the most of your college experience.

Student Support Resources

GW provides students with resources to assist you in your academic and personal success.  A partial list of these resources is listed below.

Scholarship & Fellowship Opportunities

Whether you are a prospective undergraduate considering applying to GW or current SEAS undergraduate who is looking for funding for your undergraduate study or considering applying to graduate study, we have information on scholarships and fellowships that may be appropriate for you.  Visit our Financial Aid and Scholarships page to learn more.

Student Involvement Resources 

Getting involved with a SEAS student organization is a great way to meet classmates, make friends, and be a part of the SEAS community.  SEAS hosts a number of student organizations—from NSBE (National Society of Black Engineers) to SWE (Society of Women Engineers)—that you might want to join.  Learn more about our SEAS student organizations and other GW based organizations

Contact Us

The Diversity and Inclusion Initiative is co-chaired by a professional staff and graduate student staff member. Kenise is available for one-on-one appointments with students who wish to privately discuss their issues or concerns that they are experiencing in or outside the classroom. To schedule an appointment, email Kenise or visit during open appointments.

Photo of Kenise MorrisKenise Morris

Co-Chair, Diversity and Inclusion Initiative
kmorris93@gwu.edu

Kenise’s Open Appointments
Wednesday 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Science and Engineering Hall 2885

 

 

To leave a question or comment in our drop box, please visit the SEAS Diversity & Inclusion Initiative Question/Comment Submission Form page.