Concerns for Students

There are several resources for you as a faculty member to reach out to the GW community when a concern is risen for a particular student. When in doubt, contact your CCAS Academic Advising liaison.


CARE Network

The CARE Network is a cross-departmental support system which recognizes that student concerns are often multi-faceted. Students are connected to resources through inter-departmental collaborations to provide them with appropriate and personalized outreach. Students, parents, faculty, and staff can identify students that may need additional support through an online form. Based on the type of support needed, a student is connected to a trained staff member who works with them one-on-one for as long as they may need help. 

CARE Network Form


Disability Support Services

DSS at GW recognizes disability in the context of diversity. They work collaboratively with students, faculty, and staff across the campus to foster a climate of universal academic excellence, while also promoting disability culture and GW's broader diversity and inclusion initiatives. 

If a student has supported you with a letter regarding their accommodations with DSS for a given semester, then you are welcome to work out how the accommodations will work with the required coursework for your class.

If a student asks you for specific accommodations related to that of the DSS office (extra time, notes, etc.) you are not required to provide accommodations for that particular student and in fact are encouraged not to accommodate the student unless a letter is provided. 

Questions? Reach out to their office