The paper’s initial purpose is to educate the reader on the student movements that occurred at The George Washington University during the late 1960s and early 1970s. The number of college students greatly increased during the 1960s and began including students of all economic backgrounds. This diversity led to a wide degree of ideologies on campus, many influenced by New Left thinking, which preaches equality and the end to American militarism. Images depict the violent nature in which anti-war protests led by New Left leaders occurred at political hotbeds like the University of Wisconsin and Columbia University. On such campuses there was a strained relationship between students and the administration. Students felt the administration was oppressive and unwillingly to reform. The administration had little tolerance for political activism and often called authorities, turning protests violent. I claim that images prove that at GW there was a different result. Students were still politically charged and protested but administration handled it a different manner. President Elliot of GW listened to students concerns and was open to change. Furthermore outside intervention to stop a protest was the ultimate last resort, not an initial reaction. Moreover, all disciplinary action would be concealed within the university. I argue that these differences contributed to a less violent student movement.