A diverse group of students mingle at the farmers market

About Us

The Division of Student Affairs provides programs and services to support students and enrich their learning experience at Georgetown. Learning takes place in all parts of students’ lives and is centered in their academic experiences. This learning is enriched by their living environments and their engagement in a wide range of co-curricular pursuits – from community service to athletics and from student government to the performing arts. An array of services is also there to support students – to assure their health and wellness, assist with their career development, and meet a variety of personal and academic needs.

Working with our faculty and staff colleagues, Student Affairs strives to create a vibrant campus community. Our staff and programs engage students in conversation, reflection, and action – rooted in Georgetown’s identity as a Jesuit and Catholic, student-centered, research university. We view our students as citizens in a diverse community and work to educate them about making responsible choices. We encourage them to explore the values, beliefs, and commitments that guide their actions. Our work with students builds on the Jesuit tradition of cura personalis – care of the whole person.

Mission Statement

The Division of Student Affairs contributes to the establishment of a student-centered learning community that fosters educational and personal development and is dedicated to the Catholic and Jesuit tradition of care for self and others.

Student Affairs in partnership with other University efforts fulfills this mission by:

  1. Educating students as whole persons, promoting their intellectual, moral, spiritual, and social development;
  2. Enhancing students’ learning and helping to prepare them for lives of discernment, civic engagement, and professional growth;
  3. Teaching personal responsibility and respect for people of all faiths, cultures, and beliefs;
  4. Promoting the health and safety of students and others in the University community.

2017-2018 Annual report

Cover of the Georgetown University Division of Student Affairs Annual Report 2017-2018. A diverse group of smiling students walk out of Healy Hall smiling and talking.

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