Live, Learn, & Serve
Scholars live with like-minded students on GW’s Mount Vernon Campus. Civic House
scholars are assigned a roommate who is also in Civic House.
Additionally, scholars are each assigned a Civic House Mentor, who is an upper-class GW student and former Civic House Scholar. Mentors are there to help navigate the many opportunities available at GW and facilitate connections to people who can help
you reach your goals.
Scholars take two Civic House-only service-learning courses during the freshman year.
These include a University Writing (UW) course focused on Writing for Social
Change. UW courses are required of all GW students, and this section is taught by
one GW’s best writing faculty. Students also take a course on Citizen Leadership,
taught by a leader in the field.
Scholars participate in monthly Civic House Saturdays, during which they engage in service as well as meet with community leaders in Washington to learn about other
forms of civic engagement, such as:
Community Organizing and Activism
Policy and Governance
Community-Engaged Scholarship and Research