Welcome to the website of the GWU FACULTY ASSOCIATION, an independent voice for faculty concerned about the university. Use this site as a resource for the news you need about the changes affecting us all. Membership in GWUFA is open to all full-time faculty at the university, where 1 in 4 are already members. Membership is free, but it gives you the benefit of our newsletter, action updates, and a community of faculty who care about GW’s future. Join us!

…because our working conditions are students’ learning conditions

July 30, 2020: GW Administration just laid off 40 workers from the Facilities Team.

Now more than ever we need CHAIRS to publicly demand that the administration exhaust other financial alternatives before layoffs

to block layoffs

Why I will NOT participate in layoffs”

193 of your GW colleagues have already signed THE PLEDGE

Who We Are

We are full-time faculty from across the university, working in conjunction with all GW workers: staff, housekeepers, part-time faculty, graduate and undergraduate student workers. We stress that our collective working conditions are students' learning conditions.

What We Do

We fight for shared governance, which is the basic premise that the university is not just administrators -- it is all of us.

Why We Organize

We care about GW. We care about excellence in research and teaching. We want an intellectually vibrant research university AND more equitable environment for everyone.


With much of professional and social life moved online, shelter-in-place orders for the DMV, and a new reality defined largely by uncertainty, GWUFA wants our members to know: you are not alone, and our work continues. We know that social isolation robs us of the community so vital to our personal and political well-being. During this moment, GWUFA is asking that we combat this isolation by sharing information with one another about the changes rapidly unfolding around us. We want to know what is happening in your corner of the university. What decisions are already being made that we should be concerned about? What do you think needs to happen in this moment of crisis? what can we build anew? Please use this document to share what information you can.

If you would like a more confidential place to write, please contact

We also want you to know that we have learned that there is, in fact, NO FINANCIAL CRISIS AT GW. The measures the administration has announced, such as layoffs and furloughs, are unnecessary, in our analysis of the budget. GWUFA is staying on top of the situation. We have instituted Monday Missives -- weekly emails to membership sharing any knowledge we have about how GW is handling this crisis. These missives also include calls to action. The easiest way to receive the missives is to JOIN. Otherwise, please check here regularly.

About Us

We are a community of members, with an elected Steering Committee. Our leadership in 2019-20 is listed here.

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