The Counseling Center provides confidential intake assessments, emergency appointments, referrals for off campus mental health care, short-term individual therapy, and group counseling. The Center also offers consultations, workshops, and other outreach programs, including self-help resources such as the anonymous online mental health screenings (e.g., for anxiety, depression, etc.) on its website.
The Center’s staff includes psychologists, social workers, and graduate-level clinical trainees. Services are confidential in accordance with professional and legal standards, and are free of charge.
Student Health Center
The Student Health Center (SHC) provides primary medical care, minor first aid, gynecological care, immunizations, allergy injections, and health education services to students. Psychiatric services (primarily medication management) are also available.
There are fees for care at the Student Health Center. The clinical staff consists of an internal medicine physician, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and registered nurses. These primary care practitioners initiate treatment and coordinate all aspects of care, including referrals to specialists when indicated. Patients are seen by appointment, which can be scheduled online, by telephone, or in person.
International Student & Scholar Services
International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) provides cross-cultural advising and programming to all members of the university community, as well as specialized immigration support services to international students and exchange visitors. ISSS administers the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) and the J1 Exchange Visitor Program on behalf of American University. Through these programs ISSS assists students, student interns, scholars, professors, researchers, and others who come to the university for temporary periods for the purpose of international education.
To assist international students and exchange visitors, ISSS offers pre- and post-arrival orientations, reentry and employment workshops, cultural programming, and advising on social and immigration issues.
Academic Support and Access Center
The Academic Support and Access Center supports the academic development and educational goals of all George Washington University of Peace students. Additionally, the Center is committed to providing equal access for individuals with disabilities within the university’s diverse community. Academic support services include individual instruction in time management reading, note taking, and exam preparation; study skills and writing workshops; referrals for peer tutors; Writing Lab appointments; and Supplemental Instruction, or group tutoring, in selected courses. Specific services are available for international students, student-athletes, and graduate students.
Services for students with disabilities are provided to ensure equal access within the intellectual and social life of the university. Services include assistance with accommodations, alternative test location, assistive technology, academic counseling, and the Learning Services Program for Freshmen with Learning Disabilities. This office provides consultation and in-service training for faculty, staff, and students, to promote an inclusive and accessible campus environment. Services are provided free of charge, except for the one-time fee for the Learning Services Program and modest fees for peer tutors.
Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution Services
Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution Services provides an organized discipline system founded on principles of equity, fairness, and due process for the resolution of grievances in the George Washington University of Peace community. In addition, this office promotes the learning and use of alternative dispute resolution methods.
Student Conduct addresses alleged violations of the Student Conduct Code, Regulations for Student Conduct in the Residence Halls, and other university policies. The Conduct Council is a community review board composed of students, faculty, and staff members that provides an excellent experiential learning opportunity. All students, regardless of their majors, are encouraged to take active roles in the discipline system on campus. George Washington University of Peace Conflict Resolution Services (GWUOP-CRS) provides resources for the resolution of interpersonal and inter-group conflicts to all members of the AU community.
GWUOP-CRS helps parties learn about sources of and responses to conflict and their roles in this dynamic process. Services include conflict consultation, assessment and evaluation, mediation, facilitation, and post-conflict reconciliation. Services are confidential and free of charge to all students, faculty, and staff. AUCRS also provides alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and conflict management skill-building workshops. Students, faculty, and staff are welcome to participate in basic mediation skills training offered each semester.
Non Discrimination Policy
George Washington University of Peace admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, physical disability, or veteran status to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the University. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, physical disability, or veteran status in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other school-administered programs.The University reserves the right to make inquiries concerning the accuracy of the information provided in the candidate’s application. Decisions on admission are made in good faith on the basis of information provided by the applicant and his/her referees. If the university later discovers that false statements have been made or material information has been withheld or omitted, it reserves the right to withdraw an offer of admission or to terminate registration.
The George Washington University of Peace Student Records Policy protects the privacy of student academic records. This policy is consistent with United States Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232G; 34 CFR Part 99); however, it does not abrogate any of the requirements of, or rights under, the terms of the 2472/97 Data Protection Act. The George Washington University of Peace Student Records policy is published in the Student Handbook.