Student Organizations


Student organizations are just one avenue of co-curricular involvement on GW's campus, but with more than 475 registered student organizations, they are an important and vibrant part of the George Washington University. Assembled under an array of causes and interests, student organizations at GW create the most frequently attended and highly anticipated events on campus and offer endless opportunities for involvement and leadership. 

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GWupstart is GW's central hub for social innovation training, mentoring, and funding.

Approximately $75,000 in funding is available every year for your social innovation projects and new community engagement ideas. In addition, we provide mentorship and support to students to turn their ideas into practical action that makes a measurable, sustained difference.

Proposal Deadline for several annual grants: Nov 15th

Craft your proposal with the help of our workshop series!

Through our four-part workshop series, we will explore the art and science of design thinking's 4D model to discover, define, develop, and deliver your social innovation project proposal. Whether you have an established project, have a social issue you feel strongly about, or simply are in the ideation phase, join us to learn how to craft a change-making project to receive funding.

• Social Innovation I: Design Thinking | October 5, 2022 @ 5pm. Get an overview of the 4D process and begin discovering your social issue.
• Social Innovation II: Discovery & Definition | October 12, 2022 @ 5pm. Learn to define and nuance your research to hone in on your "what".
• Social Innovation III: Develop with Community Partnership | October 17, 2022 @ 3pm. Discover how to consider solutions and collaborations to inform your "how".
• Social Innovation IV: Deliver—Writing your Proposal | October 28, 2022 @ 2pm. Master how to formalize your project budget, timeline, and narrative.

Note: While it is not required for you to attend all 4 sessions—it is highly recommended you do for a holistic design thinking process to successfully prepare your social innovation project proposal.