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GW TO DEVELOP NEW MONIKER TO UNIFY COMMUNITY, WELCOMES INPUT

After a thoughtful and deliberate process that engaged the university community for feedback, the George Washington University’s Board of Trustees has accepted the recommendation of a Special Committee to discontinue the use of the Colonials moniker. Colonials will continue to be used until a new moniker is introduced, which is expected to be announced by the 2023-24 academic year.

The decision to change the Colonials moniker was not taken lightly, and both the Board and Special Committee determined a new moniker will help unify the university community and serve as a source of pride. As GW embarks on its third century, this is a tremendous opportunity for the university to evolve and create a moniker that the GW community can rally around.

To learn more about the decision and next steps, please read the GW Today story.