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Our Mission

To build men and women of
virtue, wisdom, diplomacy and courage
who inspire greatness in others
and move the cause of liberty.


GWU's mission is not merely to expand knowledge, however important that aspect may be. It is to build men and women with the capacity to lead. It is to produce future statesmen.

This focus governs all that we do. It determines our class size and structure. It governs our teaching methods and guides our selection of texts. It even influences the design and decor of our campus.

In short, our mission is to replicate the work of George Wythe himself in seeding generations of statesmen. While it's impossible to predetermine anyone's end, the foundation and trajectory are well known.

Let's explore this more specifically.



"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be."
   —Thomas Jefferson


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