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Student Advisory Panel

The GW Dining Student Advisory Panel is a team of students who advocate for students and serve as their voice to the senior leaders in the dining department. We work hard to gather student opinions and advocate for them with GW Dining Services to make them come to fruition.

Our Mission Statement

The Student Advisory Panel makes real change on campus through the help of GW Dining. Services to create the ideal dining experience for students. This not only includes the food items offered on campus but also the promotion of food safety and sustainable food practices. Food opinions are dynamic to the student body and we work hard to keep up with healthy food options all while looking at our environmental impact as a campus.

Committee Initiatives

Sustainability, Food Allergies, Special Diets, Culinary, and Specialty Dining Events


The Student Advisory Panel holds one meeting per month. Any students who are interested are encouraged to attend.



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Discreet Diner Program

Our Discreet Diner Program is a mutually beneficial opportunity for GW faculty and staff to receive free meals on campus in exchange for feedback about their dining experiences.

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Statement of Purpose

The main purpose of the Discreet Dining Program is to receive random and sporadic feedback regarding the dining program from an unbiased audience, build community around dining, continuously improve the GW Dining Option, and ensure student expectations are being met. Participants of the program will dine in various venues, with the intent of experiencing the dining program first hand from the student perspective. This information will then be communicated back to the dining department via surveys and monthly dining meetings.

The Discreet Diner Team consists of select Community Coordinators, Faculty in Residence, Faculty, Staff and other members of the GW Community.

Program Eligibility

Participants must:

  • Be a current full-time GW faculty or staff member
  • Submit at least one response per month to our Discreet Diner Feedback Form
  • Attend a short meeting once a month to discuss your dining experiences
  • Commit to the requirements of the Discreet Diner program for the entirety of the academic semester
How to Join 

Still interested? Submit a form response below in order to join the Discreet Diner Waitlist.

Discreet Diner Waitlist Form

Please note: filling out this form does not guarantee one’s entry into the program. Once we receive your form submission, you will be added to our waitlist, and if selected, you will be contacted directly by the GW Dining Team at that time.