The Office of Student Equity & Inclusion fosters an integrative approach to diversity, equity and inclusion work across the Hilltop Campus. This department has brought the Georgetown Scholars Program, the Community Scholars Program, and the Center for Multicultural Equity and Access, The LGBTQ Resource Center and The Women’s Center under one umbrella.
CMEA supports students of color at Georgetown University in a variety of ways.
We can provide you with:
- Someone to talk to about personal issues or concerns
- Advice on courses, majors, careers or navigating the university administration
- A chance to explore diversity issues
- An opportunity to help DC students prepare for college
- A chance to welcome and/or host prospective Georgetown students
- Affordable options for textbooks, printing, or summer housing
- Friendly faces and a place to call home
The Community Scholars Program (CSP) has led Georgetown’s efforts to promote social justice for 50 years by enrolling a more racially and socioeconomically diverse student body. Managed by the Center for Multicultural Equity & Access (CMEA), the program provides enhanced educational opportunity for a multicultural cohort of first-generation college students who have achieved the dream of higher education through personal initiative, service, and academic excellence.
The Community Scholars experience begins with a five-week academic summer program prior to the students’ first year at Georgetown designed to aid their transition to higher education. During the summer they take classes for credit, attend orientation workshops, and begin forming bonds with one another, teachers, and administrators that will help sustain them through college.
The Georgetown Scholars Program (GSP) was founded in 2004 and has served over 1,600 of Georgetown University students, most of whom were the first generation in their families to attend college. Currently, the GSP family provides programmatic support for over 650 undergraduates, the program works with students as they navigate through elite higher education. GSP’s mission is to work towards a more equitable college experience for first-generation and low-income college students. GSP students proudly hold a 96% graduation rate.
The LGBTQ Resource Center, serving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning individuals, is the first such Center of its kind at a Catholic/Jesuit institution in the country. We have sought to build on the rich interfaith and intellectual engagements of Georgetown to create a Center that will speak to all of us in all of our rich diversity.
The Women’s Center supports and empowers students at Georgetown. Women are the majority of the student body, yet are often marginalized in the classroom and campus experiences. As a result, the Women’s Center seeks to center the experience of women and educate the entire campus about gender dynamics that impact campus culture. We seek to create a more equitable campus for a more expansive notion of gender and gender roles. We serve students of all gender identities.