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A welcoming community with a 

Far Reaching Network


Current Students


As a student in the Trachtenberg School, you are part of a welcoming community with a far-reaching network. Bring your professional experiences into the classroom, explore your passions through your classwork, and most importantly, get involved.


Student Opportunities


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The Trachtenberg Student Organization

The Trachtenberg Student Organization (TSO) fosters social, academic and professional development and interaction among students. Join for social interaction and intellectual exchange among students, sponsored social events, career development workshops, speakers and more.

The Policy Perspectives student-run journal

Policy Perspectives & Student-Run Media

Policy Perspectives journal, blog, and GW WonkCast are student-produced media providing opportunities for Trachtenberg School students and alumni to publish and discuss research based on their studies and to offer their perspectives on public policy and its management.

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Diversity & Inclusion Committee

The Diversity and Inclusion Committee is composed of Trachtenberg School students, faculty and staff. Members are devoted to developing leaders who understand and influence public affairs by actively promoting diversity and inclusion within the academic environment, the workplace and public policy decision-making.


Four women work together during a Women's Leadership Fellows meeting

Women's Leadership Fellows

The Women’s Leadership Fellows program is a selective cohort of women currently enrolled at the Trachtenberg School who meet monthly to build leadership and community through skills-based workshops, a mentoring program, and networking events.

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Minority Leadership Program

The Minority Leadership Program develops the skills of talented students of traditionally marginalized communities, to help them become exemplary leaders in the public, private and nonprofit sectors.

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ICMA Student Chapter

The GW ICMA student chapter aims to introduce and integrate students in the local government management profession and help students get to know ICMA members, resources and the Code of Ethics.


Pi Alpha alpha

Pi Alpha Alpha

Pi Alpha Alpha is the Global Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration. Trachtenberg School students with a GPA of 3.70 or higher are invited to join as they prepare to graduate. The induction ceremony includes dinner and an opportunity to network with past and current inductees.





Student Resources 

The faculty and staff of the Trachtenberg School are dedicated to providing the resources and support to ensure students succeed in their studies. Many resources are housed within this site. Visit these pages to find more resources:

Most Recent Student Handbooks

2021-2022 Masters Student Handbook for students entering in Fall '21

Past editions of the handbooks are available on the GWTberg blog.


Course Registration

Register for classes online using GWEB, which is available from 7am -10pm during all registration periods, including weekends and holidays. Registration times can vary depending on a number of factors, so check the registration schedule to see when you can register for courses. To view an online walkthrough, watch our demo of the registration process.


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GW Students on Kogan Plaza