Columbian College of Arts and Sciences

Our students pour their hearts into their work (students poring plaster into mold)

 The Columbian College of Arts and Sciences (CCAS) is the academic heart of the George

Washington University. As practitioners of “the engaged liberal arts,” Columbian College opens minds.

At Columbian College, students inhabit the space where the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences converge.

Students meet tomorrow's challenges here, and they need your support.

To learn more:

  • Contact Elizabeth Burns, assistant vice president of development, at [email protected] or at 202-994-1766.

Support CCAS


Where to Give

Moshe Pasternak, CCAS '17

Support and Cultivate the Best Talent

"I know I will leave Foggy Bottom with much more than a diploma. At GW, I am confident the support and role models will lead me down a road that would have been closed were it not for your tremendous support. I cannot thank you enough."
-Moshe Pasternak, CCAS '17, scholarship recipient

Read more of Moshe's story

Professor Max Ticktin

Retain the Best Instructors

The Max Ticktin Professorship of Israel Studies was established in recognition of Rabbi Ticktin’s contributions to GW, his scholarship related to Israel, and his commitment to making students not only better scholars, but better people. Endowed professorships attract and retain those capable of truly awakening imaginations in their students.

Learn more about endowed faculty positions

Build Leading Institutes and Centers

The Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute encompasses a pre-college summer program, college scholarship/mentorship support, a post-doctoral fellowship, and public and academic programming.

Watch Isaac's story



Supply students with the supplies for research.

$25 - Provides laboratory or studio supplies for one student.

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$100 - Buys a textbook for a semester course.

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$5000 - Supports a summer research scholarship or fellowship.