Student Advisory Board


The University Resilience Safety & Security Student Advisory Board (SAB) aims to create greater transparency and partnership between GW's student body and university administrators regarding campus safety. The SAB identifies campus safety concerns, generates initiatives, and provides feedback to GW leadership that is then actioned into enhancing safety at the university. The SAB meets monthly to discuss a wide array of safety and security topics, including emergency communications, mental and behavioral health, and physical safety. 

If you have questions about the SAB, please contact the Office of Emergency Management at [email protected]


2023-2024 SAB Organizations

The following organizations and student groups are currently represented on the SAB: 

  • Arab Student Association 

  • Disabled Students Collective 

  • Emergency Medical Response Group 

  • First Gen United 

  • GW Athletics  

  • Multicultural Greek Council 

  • Muslim Students' Association 

  • National Panhellenic Association 

  • Organization for Latino American Students 

  • Office of Health Promotion & Education 

  • Panhellenic Association 

  • Residence Hall Association 

  • Student Association 

  • Students Against Sexual Assault  

  • Students for Indigenous and Native American Rights 


Previous Accomplishments and Reports

Some key accomplishments of the SAB include: 

  • Participated in the after-action reporting process for the September 6, 2023 shelter in place incident. 
  • Piloted and provided feedback on the launch of the GW Guardian App 
  • Conducted a safety walk on Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon campuses. 
  • Reformed part of the room inspection process in collaboration with the Environmental Health & Safety team 
  • Advised EMeRG on how to improve communication with the student body. 
  • Contributed to the Return to Campus operational planning effort