Special Projects & Initiatives
The Special Projects & Initiatives of Student Affairs provide educational, social and personal growth, assistance and recognition for students in the Georgetown Community.
Georgetown offers a limited amount of “bridge housing” to undergraduate students experiencing challenging circumstances during winter break and over the summer, so that these students may maintain access to campus resources.
To facilitate positive and sustained relationships among diverse groups in the Georgetown community, A Different Dialogue fosters meaningful discussion on difficult topics.
The Engelhard Project brings health and wellness to students in the classroom through integration of academic curriculum and lessons on personal well-being.
The Francis Project is an initiative oriented towards all of our students, to support their dedication to a world committed to justice and peace, bearing witness in hospitality, forgiveness, and service. It is a movement graced by the kind of compassion that marks the personality and labors of Pope Francis.
The Hoya Hub food pantry is a resource for any member of the Georgetown University community experiencing food insecurity. It is a pantry stocked with non-perishable food items, available to anyone who needs food on an immediate, emergency basis. No Hoya should go hungry; the Hoya Hub is a place to pick up nutritious food to cover short breaks or other unplanned gaps in access to meals.
Georgetown University Institute for College Preparation (ICP) is a pre-college academic enrichment program that provides comprehensive support to District of Columbia area public middle and high school students to empower them to graduate from high school and succeed in college. Georgetown’s ICP adopts students, starting in the 7th grade, from targeted middle schools and supports them through their first year of college. ICP strives not only to educate students in the academic sense, but also to instill confidence and to build a desire for education in students by providing them with highly enriching experiences.
The Lena Landegger Community Service Awards honors Georgetown undergraduates for their contributions in community service.
The Office of Residence Life has worked with a number of departments and students to create alternative residential experiences. Students have an opportunity to connect the academic and residential experiences around common interest themes through either creating or participating in a Living-Learning Community (LLC) residential program. Although each LLC is different, the programs are driven by a desire for students to take responsibility for their environment, to enhance their educational experience, and to integrate their living and learning.
Restorative justice is a philosophy and accompanying set of practices that focus on community and how to build trusting relationships and repair harm through the active inclusion, mutual understanding, and shared power. Restorative Justice (RJ) @ Georgetown seeks to create community, amend the punitive manner in which we view harm, and foster inter-relational healing. Three different opportunities are currently available to help implement RJ at Georgetown: a task force, circle-process meetings, and informational sessions.