The following are programs advised or coordinated by the staff of the Center for Student Engagement:

Club Sports

Students can choose to join one of over 30 Club Sports teams. Club sports give students an opportunity to play a sport competitively against teams from other institutions without the rigorous schedule expected of varsity athletes. Club sports organizations help students exercise the body, mind and spirit, as well as meet new people and develop themselves as part of a team.

Family Engagement

Events are hosted throughout the year in order to continue fostering relationships and engagement between Georgetown and the families that are part of our community.

Georgetown Opportunities for Leadership Development (GOLD)

The Center for Student Engagement, in collaboration with key student partners, offers a full curriculum encompassing a study of leadership theory, styles and practical opportunities. Through workshops, retreats and seminars, students are given the framework and tools to effectively engage with their communities through traditional and non-traditional leadership roles. Our goal is to meet the needs of students at each stage of their experience, beginning with Leadership and Beyond, a pre-orientation program for first-year and transfer students, through a reflection publication written and edited by seniors.

Georgetown Policy Debate Program

The Georgetown Policy Debate Program is one of the oldest and most successful intercollegiate debate programs on campus and in the nation. Our debaters compete locally, regionally, and nationally in cross-examination style debate.

Georgetown Weeks of Welcome (GWOW)

Welcome Week is an annual university tradition that is meant to welcome all students to campus through various interactive events during the first week and a half of classes in the Fall semester. University departments, student organizations, and student coordinators work together to generate these events, and all activities are meant to show a commitment to the Jesuit values of the institution.

New Student Orientation (NSO)

New Student Orientation (NSO) is a program that introduces new students to Georgetown University. Over 200 upper-class student volunteers serve as Orientation Advisors and help ease the transition to Georgetown University.

Before each fall semester, NSO welcomes first-year and transfer students by providing them with a variety of events and activities designed to make them better acquainted with the university and their peers.

Outdoor Education

Outdoor Education provides students with opportunities to explore scenic areas off-campus by offering a variety of programs throughout the year including: backpacking, sea-kayaking, camping, caving, rock-cimbing and bicycling. Outdoor Education further strives to create a community where learning, personal challenge, reflection, and increased compassion for others and the environment are fostered and upheld as core values.