Affinity Housing

Affinity Housing presents the unique opportunity for GW students to live in and define a residential community around particular interests, experiences, and identities.

All members of an affinity group will play a role in leading and crafting the shared experiences of their community. Affinity communities have the opportunity to receive programmatic support to build connections amongst themselves and the larger residential community, as well as intentional support from residential staff.

Located in District House, affinity housing groups for the 2021-2022 academic year include:

  • Bandfinity
  • Business Pros
  • Casa Blanca
  • FirstGen
  • LBGTQIA+
  • Muslim Women
  • Sustainability
  • Women of Color

If one of these current affinities does not pique your interest, you will have the opportunity to submit materials, including a purpose statement and confirmed roster, for review and consideration to be a new affinity group. New affinity groups will be considered and approved based on availability.

Once the interest form closes, we will review all submissions and determine how many groups with similar interests/affinities we will be able to accommodate for the upcoming academic year. We will then invite the students who indicated their interest in a particular affinity to complete their housing application to be a member of that affinity.

This process begins on Friday, April 2. Rising second, third- and fourth-year students will receive further information via email with an invitation to indicate interest in one of groups mentioned above as they have indicated they want to return or suggest a new affinity group. If you have any questions about Affinity Housing, please contact Charlotte McLoud-Whitaker at [email protected]