Resources Available to You
August 27, 2021
Welcome to Georgetown! As we start a unique academic year, we want to remind you of university resources that can help you feel your best while ensuring your health and safety.
As the semester begins, we will be sharing a series of messages that will include an in-depth look at resources that are available to you. In the meantime, we encourage you to explore the following resources:
Mental Well-Being Resources on Our Every Hoya Cares Resource Center
The Every Hoya Cares Online Resource Center (new window) can assist community members seeking to support their mental well-being. This comprehensive site provides information on the on- and off-campus resources available to Georgetown students – many of which are free and confidential. The online resource center can be accessed on your phone, tablet or computer.
Safety and Security Resources
Georgetown uses an integrated approach to safety and security on campus and in the surrounding community. We focus on preventing problems, responding swiftly and effectively when problems arise and maintaining essential services and business operations after a serious incident. Learn more on safety and who to contact in an emergency (new window), and read up on resources through our Office of Emergency Management (new window) and Georgetown University Police Department (new window).
Preventing and Addressing Sexual Misconduct
Georgetown’s Sexual Misconduct Resour (new window)c (new window)e Center (new window) is a comprehensive toolkit that provides information on the on- and off-campus resources available to Georgetown students on our Main Campus, and many of these resources are completely confidential. The online resource center can be accessed on your phone, tablet or computer.
One of the hallmarks of our community is the opportunity to engage with other students and to learn and grow outside the classroom. Co-curricular life at Georgetown is rich and varied.
We encourage all students to learn more about student organizations with access to benefits (new window) and visit the CAB Fair this Saturday, August 28, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Copley and Healy Lawns to learn more. Whether you are a first-year or returning student, you have the opportunity to explore a wide range of campus organizations and activities. There will be many events and activities hosted by student organizations in the coming weeks, and Georgetown Weeks of Welcome (new window) events provide even further opportunities for engagement. We remind you that Georgetown University does not support a social Greek system. Social fraternities and sororities are not eligible for access to University benefits, nor do they have the benefit of University oversight. Georgetown’s decision not to support a social Greek system reflects our concerns for the safety and well-being of our students and is rooted in the values that have animated this university for more than two centuries.
Student Health and Campus Recreation
The Student Health Center (new window) is a valuable resource and available for students by appointment. It is staffed by primary care physicians and nurses with particular training and experience in college health. As the primary recreation and fitness provider for the Georgetown University community, Campus Recreation at Yates Field House provides fitness and wellness programs and spaces for Georgetown students, faculty and staff. Visit the Campus Recreation website (new window) for more information about facilities, programs and hours.
Spirituality and Campus Ministry
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. On-campus worship opportunities include Roman Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Muslim, Orthodox Christian and Dharmic worship services. Georgetown’s John Main Center also encourages the daily personal practice of meditation. Visit the Campus Ministry website (new window) for a schedule of religious services and more information about Campus Ministry resources and programs.
Code of Student Conduct
Georgetown is rooted in a 500-year-old tradition of Jesuit education, which honors the worth and dignity of all members of our community. An important expression of the values at the heart of this tradition is the Code of Student Conduct (Code) (new window). All Georgetown students are expected to know and to abide by the Code. Please read the Code carefully and familiarize yourselves with it. If you have questions, please contact the Office of Student Conduct at firstname.lastname@example.org (new window). As we all work together to keep our community safe and healthy, please also familiarize yourselves with University Public Health Guidelines (new window) and the specific COVID-19 policies for students (new window).
Additional Campus Resources
Within the Division of Student Affairs, we provide a number of additional campus resources to support students. Visit this Campus Resources web page (new window) for more information.
As we approach the first weekend of the semester, I wanted to take this opportunity to remind you to please be responsible in your social interactions and respectful of our neighbors if you travel through the off-campus community. Our success in staying a safe and healthy community requires all of us to act for Every Hoya Everywhere (new window).
I look forward to seeing you all around campus and encourage you to stay in touch.
Jeanne Lord, Ed.D.
Interim Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students