At the institutional level, Georgetown is deeply committed to service and social justice. As the University’s mission statement states, “Georgetown educates men and women to be reflective lifelong learners, to be responsible and active participants in civic life and to live generously in service to others.” Students are strongly encouraged to take part in exploring social justice issues both inside and outside of the classroom. Below are just a few campus departments through which you can engage in service and social justice work during your years at Georgetown. These offices and many other departments across campus, contribute to the university’s mission of serving others.
Center for Multicultural Equity & Access (CMEA)
CMEA enhances the education of students historically denied access to Georgetown University because of their race or ethnicity. To that end, we provide mentoring, multicultural programming, diversity education, and academic support; we work to create a community committed to education of the whole person and care for others; and we challenge the University to fulfill its commitment to justice for the common good.
Center for Social Justice (CSJ)
CSJ strives to consolidate and develop work in its three key areas: community and public service, curriculum and pedagogy, and engaged research. First, CSJ incorporates and builds on decades of vibrant student direct service and social action, and the learning those foster, whether from tutoring and mentoring or educating and organizing. Second, CSJ promotes and helps to develop curricular offerings that incorporate social justice issues. Third, CSJ serves as a catalyst for community-based research, providing research opportunities for faculty and students to partner with communities in the District and beyond.
Guided by Georgetown’s Catholic and Jesuit tradition, with its abiding commitment to interreligious collaboration, Campus Ministry equips students to lead lives of deeper meaning, belonging, and purpose.
LGBTQ Resource Center
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning (LGBTQ) Resource Center provides education, programming, support services, and voice to Georgetown students, faculty, staff, and alumni of all sexual orientations and gender identities. We are committed to understanding sexual orientation and gender identity in the context of and as it intersects with race, religion, ethnicity, nationality, ability, socio-economic status, and culture. The Center works toward a holistic understanding of LGBTQ communities; it takes leadership in providing and supporting a broad array of services, programs and resources to the campus community.
Georgetown Event Management Services (GEMS)
Georgetown Event Management Services is delighted to help you plan your upcoming campus event. Their office manages formal, informal, outdoor as well as advertising resources such as table and banner reservations. All of their spaces can be reserved through the Georgetown University Room/Space System.
The HFSC strives to serve as a “living room” of sort for the Georgetown Univiersity community by providing versatile facilities and event spaces, efficient services, excellent conveniences, and hosting diverse programs. Their spaces are a welcoming environment for Georgetown students, faculty, staff, alumni, and visitors and to support programs, activities and services that promote community, personal growth, lifelong learning, and responsible citizenship in service to others.
Created in 1990, the mission of Georgetown University Women’s Center (GUWC) is to support, educate and empower women of all cultures, races, sexual orientations, genders and ages providing a safe environment while respecting all facets of women’s abilities, spirituality and differences. GUWC celebrates women’s achievements and advocates for a climate that promotes social justice, free of all barriers and discrimination.
Recreational Athletics (Yates)
Campus Recreation at Yates Field House provides a variety of opportunities for all students to enhance their university experience through recreation, fitness, and well-being. Through various sport and recreation programs, students are given the opportunity to connect with each other and experience personal growth in a fun, comfortable, and challenging yet safe environment. Yates Field House is one of the largest employers of student staff on campus.