Welcome from the Director of Community Relations

September 05, 2019

Kevin DaysDear Neighbors,

Welcome to the latest issue of GW Today Neighbors Edition. My name is Kevin Michael Days, and I am the director of community relations for the George Washington University.  It is my job to be the university’s liaison to the Foggy Bottom and West End communities and keep lines of communication open between the neighbors and the university.

Under new university leadership, GW is committed to looking for better ways to be a good neighbor. For this reason, we are committed to getting the word out about the many cultural and educational opportunities GW offers to our neighbors in zip codes 20006 and 20037. These include access to the Gelman Library, for neighbors 60 or older, auditing a class at the same reduced rate as GW alumni and discounted tickets to attend GW sporting events. And GW will continue to look for new approaches to ensure that community members take full advantage of the opportunities that exist at a world-class research university.

Although we know that most of our off-campus students are well-behaved and respectful, there are times their conduct could become an issue for our neighbors. We are committed to working with the community to respond to complaints regarding student behavior. If the off-campus student conduct involves violations of the law and/or city ordinances, your first and best step is to contact the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD). You may call GW’s Police Department (GWPD) Non-Emergency Phone Line at 202-994-6110 (press “0” for dispatcher). But please note that GWPD only has jurisdiction on property owned or leased by the university. When a police response is required outside of its jurisdictional boundaries, GWPD enlists the assistance of the MPD.

You should also submit a report using the Online Report Form, which will enable the GW Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities to launch an investigation, which could result in university sanctions being imposed upon the offending student(s).

Please feel free to reach out to me with any concerns.  My email address is [email protected] and my office phone number is 202-994-3201.  I look forward to seeing you all around the neighborhood!

Sincerely,

Kevin Michael Days
Director of Community Relations
Office of Government and Community Relations

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