Academic Support


Misty Trunnell

Research Services Librarian

(202) 994-2105 ||

Gelman Library, Room 303

Misty Trunnell is our CPS librarian for students, faculty, and staff. Misty is a valuable resource with extensive background in social collections research throughout the DMV. Students looking for assistance with research should contact Misty for an appointment.

Schedule with Misty 

The library is there to support you in all stages of your research, including research strategy, finding materials and sources, analyzing data, citation management, and more.

Library Services include:


The GW Writing Center offers free, peer-based support to students and faculty from across the university. Clients participate in one-on-one sessions with student consultants on their projects at all stages of the writing process.


Disability Support Services (DSS) at GW recognizes disability in the context of diversity. We work collaboratively with students, faculty, and staff across the campus to foster a climate of universal academic excellence while promoting disability culture and GW’s broader diversity and inclusion initiatives.

Step 1: Register

GW is committed to providing equal access for all students. That access is often facilitated through the implementation of formal disability accommodations. Students who seek academic accommodations and auxiliary aids in undergraduate and graduate courses ( online or in-person) must register with the Office of Disability Support Services( DSS).

Registration is a voluntary, confidential process and may occur at any time during the student's course of study. Registering with DSS can help ensure that your accommodations are appropriately and efficiently communicated to university faculty and other necessary parties, including GW Housing, Student Health, or other relevant parts of university operations.

Step 2: Document your Disability

Students requesting accommodations need to provide documentation that speaks to the existence of a disability and provides evidence of the need for disability-related accommodations. To qualify as a person with a disability, a student must have a physical and/or mental impairment that substantially limits them in one or more major life activities. GW is guided by the federal definition of disability, which describes an individual with a disability as someone who has:

In order to establish disability status with the university, Disability Support Services requires you to submit diagnostic documentation with your DSS Registration Form to finalize your eligibility determination and register with DSS.


The Columbian College’s English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Program at the George Washington University prepares undergraduate and graduate students to meet academic expectations for communication at the university level. Their courses and specialized resources help hundreds of international students each year from across GW to improve their writing, research and communication skills.