Welcome and thank you for your interest in Georgetown University. Georgetown has stood on the banks of the Potomac River overlooking the nation’s capital for more than two centuries. In a city where the lessons of history come alive, students and faculty examine the modern world in its infinite complexity. Few settings offer greater intellectual, political or cultural resources.
Under the guidance of renowned scholars, Georgetown students immerse themselves in the realm of ideas. Our Catholic and Jesuit heritage invites the Georgetown community to take that exploration to an even deeper level. Our students are encouraged not only to study but also to reflect, and through an understanding of the world, prepare for lives of leadership and service.
This is an exciting time to be at Georgetown, whether you are a prospective student, a graduate or a parent. I hope you will have an opportunity to visit the campus and discover the Georgetown spirit for yourself.
John J. DeGioia
President, Georgetown University
Georgetown announces partnership with United Nations HeForShe campaign
FEBRUARY 23, 2016
Georgetown today announced a partnership with the United Nations HeForShe campaign, an international movement that encourages men and boys to advocate for gender equality. The leader of the HeForShe initiative, executive director of U.N. Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, lauded Georgetown’s role as an “impact champion” for gender equality at a launch event today attended by President John J. DeGioia, senior university administrators, as well as faculty and students.
Georgetown President makes major commitments to address racial injustice
FEBRUARY 15, 2016
Citing the recent incidents and long history of racial injustice in the United States, Georgetown President John J. DeGioia laid out a series of commitments to inform the university’s work to address racial injustice, in a speech to the university community yesterday.
Vice President Biden, faith leaders join campus interfaith event
DECEMBER 16, 2015
Vice President Joe Biden joined a gathering of Muslim, Catholic, Jewish and other religious leaders today at Georgetown’s Interfaith Gathering for Solidarity, Understanding, and Peace. “This is America,” he said, turning to the diverse set of leaders on stage in the university’s Gaston Hall, many of whom were dressed in religious wear.