Center for Multicultural Equity & Access
The Center for Multicultural Equity & Access (CMEA) serves as a home for students who have been historically denied access to Georgetown University due to their race/ethnicity. We can provide you with:
- Someone to talk to about personal issues or concerns
- Affordable options for textbooks, printing, or summer housing
- Advice on courses, majors, careers or navigating the university administration
- A chance to explore diversity issues and identity development
- Friendly faces and a place to call home
Georgetown Scholarship Program
Students of the Georgetown Scholarship Program (GSP) make up a dynamic and trailblazing community on Georgetown’s campus. GSP students are often the first in their families to attend college and bring a unique and celebrated identity to Georgetown. Many of the undocumented students currently enrolled at Georgetown are members of GSP. With 640 current undergraduates and over 500 alumni, the program provides students with:
- A vibrant and diverse community of dedicated students, staff, and supporters
- Mentorship with peers, staff, faculty and alumni
- Pre-professional development through tailored workshops, roundtables, and career guidance
- Student-focused programming geared toward academic success and holistic well-being
- Financial support and guidance
- Budget Bootcamp: Budget bootcamp is a mandatory training for freshman on how to best utilize their university scholarship package, how to find affordable flights and textbooks, and how to survive college on a budget. The session also provides loan counseling and basic financial literacy training.Budget Bootcamp: Budget bootcamp is a mandatory training for freshman on how to best utilize their university scholarship package, how to find affordable flights and textbooks, and how to survive college on a budget. The session also provides loan counseling and basic financial literacy training.
- Break Programming: Over Spring, Easter, and Thanksgiving breaks, many GSP students remain on campus to cut travel costs. During this time, GSP offers food stipends to students who stay on campus (as the dining hall is closed) and hosts multiple social activities such as movie screenings, trips to Annapolis, and holiday parties. Independent students may choose to reside at the GSP Winter House during the mid-year break when dorms close.
- GSP Necessity Fund Grant Application: The Necessity Fund provides grants to students in need of additional funding for emergencies, tutoring, travel home, grocery stipends during breaks when the dining hall is closed, winter coats, and medical needs. All Grant Applications are reviewed y the Necessity Fund committee on a case by case basis.
Out of both genuine feeling and a deep commitment to our animating principle of “Cura Personalis” — Care of the Person, Campus Ministry seeks to be a welcoming and supportive ally to Undocumented Hoyas.
The call to Cura Personalis is a call to individualized attention to the needs of all students; distinct respect for their unique circumstance and concerns, and appropriate appreciation for their particular gifts and insights.
We know each individual Undocumented Hoya, like every Hoya, has their unique strengths and challenges. Campus Ministry celebrates the unique contributions that every Undocumented Hoya brings to the rich diversity of our campus community of which we are so proud. We are here for you.
Campus Ministry seeks to be a welcoming and supportive ally to Undocumented Hoyas, out of both genuine feeling and a deep commitment to our animating principle of “Cura Personalis” – Care of the Person.
The call to Cura Personalis is a call to individualized attention to the needs of all students, distinct respect for their unique circumstance and concerns, appropriate appreciation for their particular gifts and insights.
We know each individual Undocumented Hoya, like every Hoya, has their unique strengths and challenges. Campus Ministry celebrates the contributions that every Undocumented Hoya brings to the rich diversity of our campus community of which we are so proud. We are here for you.
Center for Social Justice
The Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching & Service (CSJ) promotes and integrates community-based research, teaching, and service by collaborating with diverse partners and communities. It stands in solidarity with undocumented students as they pursue higher education that appreciates their gifts and insights, and respects their unique circumstances. The CSJ provides students with opportunities to:
- engage with local organizations and provide direct service to marginalized communities;
- join a social justice-focused student organization which raises awareness of an issue and includes service and/or advocacy opportunities;
- participate in alternative break trips that deepen your understanding of social justice issues;
- enroll in a community-based learning course;
- conduct community-based research;
- partake in one of the many CSJ events that recognizes and celebrates the work and commitment of students, community members, faculty, staff and campus partners who work towards advancing social justice.
Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor
Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor (KI) engages questions of workers’ rights and the future of the labor movement. Grounded in Georgetown’s commitment to just employment and Catholic social teaching on the rights of workers, the KI’s mission to develop creative strategies and innovative public policy to improve workers’ lives in a changing economy translates into many actions: teaching, mentoring, challenging, building bridges, and incubating projects that forward the respect of labor and dignity of workers. In the past, these opportunities have taken the form of campus wide events featuring the intersectionality in labor and immigration, and participating in local events that raise awareness of the struggles of undocumented immigrants.
The KI undergraduate programs welcome undocumented students, and encourages activities that deepen their understanding of their personal and academic journeys.
- Immigration and Labor Project: The Immigration and Labor Program (ILP) is a student program that joins with community organizations in DC to address the needs of working and low-income immigrants.
- Research in Action Internship: The Research in Action Internship places students as researchers with top organizations advocating for working people.
- Organizing Internship: The Organizing Internship places students as organizers with local community and labor groups advocating for working people.
- Worker Justice DC Alternative Break: The Worker Justice DC Alternative Spring Break immerses students in the DC community to work, learn, and reflect in solidarity with workers, community organizations, and policy efforts.
- Labor Studies: Find professors and courses that touch on labor and economic justice issues in line with the Kalmanovitz Initiative’s mission.
Click here here for a list of resources for students related to student living, support, health and well-being, and more.