Chair's Message on Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion


While the History Department does not take positions on matters of partisan politics, we are very insistent on matters of principle, including those enunciated in the university's Statement on Diversity and Inclusion: “Leveraging diversity is rarely achieved by accident. As individuals and as an institution, we must intentionally act to create the diverse and inclusive community that enables everyone to flourish. All members and units of the George Washington University community must advance the institution’s commitment to diversity and inclusion as a strategic priority.”

The History Department is dedicated to the principles of inclusiveness and tolerance; we see them as essential to the scholarly mission of the university.

If you have any particular concerns that you wish to bring to our attention, please do not hesitate to contact me. I also encourage you to review this message and list of on-campus resources from GW’s Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement Caroline Laguerre-Brown.

Katrin Schultheiss
Department of History Chair

Katrin Schultheiss