The Dean of Students Office at GW Law is committed to promoting your wellness whether you are at your highest highs or lowest lows. Wellness can be understood as an ongoing, active process of promoting growth across several dimensions, including emotional, safety/physical, social, financial, spiritual, occupational, and intellectual well-being. Below you will find a list of resources and services available to you across these dimensions.

Kami Sidman, LPC, MAEd, JD, Director for Wellness, Diversity, and Student Life, is available in the Dean of Students Office to help students with any issues that may arise and to help find solutions to complex problems.


Helping a Friend

What to look for:

  • Confused thinking
  • Abuse of alcohol or drugs
  • Missing assignments
  • Increasing irritability
  • Dramatic changes to appearance, e.g., disheveled, significant weight loss or gain, poor hygiene
  • Short temper or frequently agitated
  • Excessive self-criticism
  • Suicidal thoughts or references to self-harm
  • Increased isolation

What you can do:

  • Reach out and offer to talk or spend time together
  • Listen and be supportive
  • Come in to talk and/or encourage your friend to contact Kami Sidman in the Dean of Students office for a consultation
  • Offer to accompany your friend to Counseling and Psychological Services or call their 24/7 phone line: 202-994-5300
  • Access the CARE Network: a cross-departmental support system which recognizes that student concerns are often multi-faceted. Students are connected to resources through inter-departmental collaboration to provide them with appropriate and personalized outreach. Reports can be made anonymously.

Safety and Physical Wellness


Physical Health


Community and Social Wellness

Financial Wellness

Spiritual Wellness

Spirituality is the aspect of humanity that refers to the way individuals seek and express meaning and purpose, and the way they experience their connectedness to the moment, to self, to others, to nature, and to the significant or sacred.

GW Student Resources

Local Resources

National Resources

Intellectual/Academic Wellness

Occupational Wellness

  • Law School Tutoring Program: 202.994.8320