Affinity Housing

Affinity Housing presents the opportunity for students at the George Washington University 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.    

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 among themselves and the larger residential community, as well as the intentional support from residential staff.

All affinities are located within the District House residence hall on the north and south ends of the building.

If you have any questions about joining Affinity Housing at GW, please contact Jeff Tilson at [email protected].  If you're a current Affinity resident who has an issue, please contact your Community Coordinators for District House.

To apply to reserve a space for your group as an Affinity for the 2022-2023 year, prospective Affinity members may apply in February - March 2022.

district house north affinity dimensions

North Affinity Dimensions


district house South affinity dimensions

South Affinity Dimension


The affinity housing groups for the 2021-2022 academic year include:

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

Claudet Miranda

Claudet Miranda

GW Affinity Housing Member

"The Affinity Housing at District House has been a positive experience because it has allowed me to build a community with other Latinx on campus.  It is not only our dorm, it is our home; without our affinity, that would have never been possible.  We have built a family."

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.