Affinity Housing

Affinity Housing presents the opportunity for GW students to define and create their own living community around their particular needs and interests.  This is a great opportunity for registered student organizations, athletic groups, and academic groups to live together, but Affinity groups are not required to be tied to organization or department.    

The 2020-2021 Affinity Housing group application process will go live towards the end of January. If you would like to learn more about Affinity Housing or how to form an Affinity Housing group, please contact Lauren Murphy at [email protected].

Affinity Housing groups for the 2019-2020 academic year include:

  • Allied in Pride and AQWA: 20-person
  • Artsfinity: 20-person
  • Bandfinity: 16-person
  • Business Pros: 16-person
  • Casa Blanca: 20-person
  • Epsilon Sigma Alpha: 16-person
  • Feminist Student Union: 20-person
  • First-Gen: 16-person
  • GW Club Ultimate Frisbee: 16-person
  • Muslim Women: 16-person
  • Sustainability: 20-person 
  • Women of Color: 20-person

  • Must have a minimum of 12 participants. Groups interested in District House must have a minimum of either 16 or 20 participants.
  • Neither the individual members nor the organization can have an active judicial sanction.
  • All members must be registered members of the student organization (membership can be updated through OrgSync) or group.

Each Affinity Housing group will identify an individual to serve as their Affinity Group Coordinator (AGC). AGCs foster positive community environments and ensure the needs of residents in the affinity group are addressed. The AGC role is paramount to ensuring that the affinity group is connected to staff, faculty, and campus resources that support the Affinity Housing Program. The AGC must live with the Affinity Group and will have the following responsibilities:

  • Completion of the Affinity Housing Group Application
  • Serve as the primary decision maker between the community and the university; specifically, they will be the point person for all communications between the Affinity Group and GW Housing and the Center for Student Engagement
  • Work with the Area Coordinator of the residence hall and the Associate Director of GW Housing on occupancy of the space. They will notify the university if anyone has moved out and work with the members of their Affinity Group to identify someone to fill the vacancy.
  • Actively contribute to the growth of the community, including meeting one-on-one each semester with the Area Coordinator of the building and attending an AGC group meeting once a semester with the RD and AC to discuss general Affinity community topics.
  • The AGC will be granted early arrival each semester to prepare the Affinity space to welcome new members and to meet other AGCs and residence hall staff. Early arrival is optional.

Should a group not have an AGC or the AGC leaves the community, the Affinity group will elect a representative to fill the position.

Affinity Housing will be available in the following residence halls for the 2019-2020 Academic Year:

District House and Munson Hall.

  • Information on our application process will go live on January 24th.  



  • Information on our application process will go live on January 24th.