Resources

Resources for all members of the Georgetown University community that strengthen our understandings of equity, inclusion, and justice to further our commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence.


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center

In response to an emerging outbreak of a respiratory disease caused by a new strain of a well-known virus, coronavirus, Georgetown is taking proactive steps to ensure the health and safety of our community.

Any member of the university community can make a report about a possible bias related incident.

Georgetown Resources following Ukraine attack

Georgetown Distressed Student Resource Guide

It is vital that faculty and staff recognize when a student is experiencing distress. You might be the first person to notice, or you might be the first person who is in a position to assist the student. It is not necessary that you take on the role of the student’s counselor. It is important that you consult with campus resources, speak directly with the student, or refer the student to an appropriate resource. If you encounter a student who exhibits worrisome behaviors, you can contact the appropriate resource(s) listed in this resource guide.

Office of the Student Ombuds (OSO) (new window)

OSO serves our undergraduate and graduate students on the Main Campus including SCS and the Medical Center. This is a confidential, informal, impartial and independent resource where you can discuss any University-related issue, concern, dispute or question you may have. The Student Ombuds will listen respectfully to your concerns and explore options for addressing them. Visiting the OSO is completely voluntary and is meant to offer a safe space to focus on, identify and discuss any problem you may encounter as a student in a University setting. The Student Ombuds can also help you navigate campus resources, engage in shuttle diplomacy, facilitate conversations or provide mediation to resolve conflicts or communication barriers. To schedule an appointment, send an email to studentombuds@georgetown.edu (new window) or call (202) 784-1081 and leave a voice message with the best way to reach you. The Student Ombuds will contact you as soon as possible (usually within 12 – 24 hours).

Anti-Racism Toolkit – Guides at Georgetown University

Books, resources, and links to help fight racism. This is a living document that serves as a launching point for more extensive study and action.

Black Student, Staff & Faculty Support Resources

This resource document was provided by the Office of Student Equity and Inclusion to foster community & support for Black staff, students and faculty at Georgetown. In addressing the murders of  Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery, and George Floyd and the racial hatred and oppression in the U.S., OSEI offered recommendations to provide support to Georgetown’s students and employees. This list of resources is an effort to share social, educational, and health resources. This is not an exhaustive list and if you feel there are resources that are missing from this list and should be added, we encourage you to contact The Office of Student Equity and Inclusion at osei@georgetown.edu

OSEI Election Toolkit

The resources provided in this toolkit were developed to foster support and community for our students. This list of resources is an effort to share on a range of topics to help students manage pre and post election . This is not an exhaustive list and if you feel there are resources that are missing from this list that should be added, we encourage you to contact The Office of Student Equity and Inclusion at osei@georgetown.edu.


Academic Resource Center

The Academic Resource Center provides students with academic strategies and individualized support needed for academic success and inclusion within the Georgetown community.

Campus Ministries

Campus Ministry is a vital resource to all students and a leading partner in the work of intellectual, social and spiritual formation across the University. 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.

Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching & Service

The Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching and Service (CSJ) opened its doors in January 2001. The Center has a mission that is simple to state but far-reaching in its implications: In order to advance justice and the common good, CSJ promotes and integrates community-based research, teaching and service by collaborating with diverse partners and communities.

Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS)

The office of CAPS is a member of the Division of Student Affairs. The central mission of CAPS is to collaborate directly with students and the campus community. CAPS is dedicated to helping students develop greater self-understanding, identify and solve problems, and improve academic performance through the alleviation of psychological, emotional, and cognitive barriers. In order to best meet the demand for services which at times may exceed capacity, CAPS operates according to a limited treatment model in which the student and the clinician collaboratively address the student’s primary concerns in a time-efficient manner. Some of these services are individual in nature and some are in a group format. 

Disability Cultural Center

Mission

The mission of the Georgetown Disability Cultural Initiative (DCI) is to support, educate, and empower disabled community members of all cultures, races, sexual orientations, genders and ages, celebrate disabled people’s achievements, and advocate for a climate that promotes social justice. 

Goal

The goal of the Disability Cultural Initiative is the establishment of a fully-fledged Disability Cultural Center that will coordinate and integrate the educational, academic, social, and support programming for disabled students, faculty, staff, allies, and people interested in learning more about disability. 

The Disability Cultural Initiative provides leadership and program direction on the campus’s efforts to ensure the well-being of its disabled community members, by making sure University policies, procedures, programs, services, and community members are informed by contemporary understanding of intersectional disabled experience and current best practices in outreach and programming. The DCI promotes an inclusive environment that facilitates the advancement, growth, and development of disabled students, staff, and faculty with apparent and non-apparent disabilities, through advocacy, policy development, and institutional intervention to support diversity on campus.

Disability Support Services

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Academic Resource Center assesses accommodations for students with disabilities based on documentation from a medical professional. Review of documentation may take 3-4 weeks; hence, students should submit documents to the Academic Resource Center in a timely manner, preferably prior to the start of a program or semester. As part of the interactive process, accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis following review of the medical documentation and a meeting with an Academic Resource Center administrator.

It is the responsibility of the student seeking accommodations to meet with the assigned Academic Resource Center administrator within the first few weeks of the semester. During the meeting with the administrator, the student will receive accommodation letters for their instructors and directions of how to discuss the implementation of accommodations with their instructors. Although a student is approved for accommodations, they are required to meet with their assigned Academic Resource Center administrator each semester to receive and implement their accommodations. Accommodations are not retroactive; students must make arrangements to meet with their Academic Resource Center advisor and professors at the start of each semester to discuss implementation of accommodations.

Institutional Diversity Equity and Affirmative Action (IDEAA)

The mission of the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Affirmative Action is to promote a deep understanding and appreciation among the diverse members of the University community to result in justice and equality in educational, employment and contracting opportunities, as well as to lead efforts to create an inclusive academic and work environment. The Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Affirmative Action supports the University’s mission.

LGBTQ Resource Center

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 Hub

The Hub is a Research and Design unit dedicated to the development of equitable and innovative models of education.

The Office of Student Financial Services

The Office of Student Financial Services (OSFS) serves all undergraduate and graduate students on the Main Campus and the School of Continuing Studies. We are here to guide you through the financial aid process from application to graduation.

Sexual Misconduct

This site is designed to be a resource for students, faculty, and staff on issues relating to sexual misconduct, discrimination based on sex, and discrimination based on pregnancy, including options for getting help; the University’s policies against sexual misconduct; how to report sexual misconduct; the University’s Sexual Misconduct Reference Guide; and information on getting involved in campus initiatives

Student Health Services

For services related to Health Insurance, Health care, wellness, counseling and psychiatric care, health education, medical care and other resources and services related to your health.

Undocumented Student Resources

As a Catholic and Jesuit institution, Georgetown University values the dignity of all members of the university community, regardless of immigration status. Click the above link to find out more about the resources available to undocumented students.

Women’s Center

The Women’s Center opened in 1990 and has been celebrating, honoring and empowering our campus community since its inception. We offer a diverse selection of educational programs, volunteer opportunities, services and resources to engage the Georgetown campus in meaningful ways. We work closely with students, staff, faculty and alumni to address the needs of our community and to create a supportive environment that is respectful and reflects our Jesuit values of Cura Personalis.