Georgetown this week launched Called to Be: The Campaign for Georgetown, a $3 billion ambition to advance our university’s mission and impact.
Since Georgetown’s founding, we have understood our responsibility to help meet the world’s most profound needs—and have committed to grow in a way that allows us to answer that calling. Today, our Georgetown community is called to take on challenges that are more complex than ever. To empower principled leaders and skilled problem-solvers. To strengthen the health and social fabric of communities worldwide.
Through this campaign, we are answering, focusing on four areas of great strength for Georgetown—and even greater opportunity.
Loyal FEED readers will see some familiar themes and programs among the 250+ giving opportunities tied to our campaign commitments. As always, students are at the core—reflecting our centuries-old Jesuit tradition of providing access to higher education, our ongoing dedication to building and supporting a thriving community, and our recognition that the exponential impact of a Georgetown education wouldn’t be possible without our exceptional students.
CALLED TO BE CAMPAIGN COMMITMENTS
Ensuring our student community thrives
We want the world’s best students from all backgrounds to choose Georgetown and participate fully in their college experience. Our Jesuit tradition of cura personalis, care of the whole person, calls us to make that possible—by meeting each student’s needs, through scholarships and support across all dimensions of learning and formation.
Access & Excellence: Highlights from THE FEED
- Georgetown Scholars Program nears $20M goal to permanently fund emergency aid for first-gen and low-income students >
- Georgetown course helps first-gen students master ‘the hidden curriculum’ >
- How the Community Scholars Program reimagined students’ 2020 summer experience >
- ‘It felt like Georgetown was built for us’: First-gen student reflects on his GSP experience >
- Religious groups on college campuses increasingly engaged with students’ wellness, mental health needs >
- Georgetown expands mental health services for university community >
- Georgetown transforming Healy Hall ground floor into student hub >
- New scholarship fund to advance DEI goals at McDonough School of Business >
- New SFS initiatives engage high school students from underrepresented backgrounds >
- Gift to Georgetown Athletics highlights diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives >
- $10M gift to Georgetown bolsters undergraduate scholarships, Office of Mission and Ministry >
- Adanna Johnson on Georgetown’s whole-institution approach to equity and inclusion >
- Georgetown expands scholarships for military-connected undergraduate students >
Shaping the future of teaching, research, and learning
Our faculty, and their interactions with students, fuel the Georgetown learning experience and the creation of new knowledge. We must invest in these outstanding scholars and empower them to build on the university’s leadership in educational innovation.
Learning & Discovery: Highlights from THE FEED
- Summer Institute brings together dozens of colleges, universities working toward educational equity >
- Prioritize inclusive teaching to enhance learning, professors say >
- How Georgetown is supporting teachers to strengthen the college access pipeline >
- Pivot Program recognized as one of 25 ‘Innovations That Inspire’ >
- $20M gift for educational innovation aims to make experiential learning ‘the new norm for every Georgetown student’ >
- $5M gift enables more first-generation and low-income Georgetown students to experience summer internships >
- What does it mean to create a ‘holistic’ student experience? >
Advancing the health and security of people and the planet
Georgetown is home to an array of students, scholars, and practitioners working toward a healthier, more secure future for our communities and our common home. We are entering a new era of action, building on decades of momentum across our academic health and science center, global health programs, environmental initiatives, and more.
Health & Environment: Highlights from THE FEED
- New Georgetown program takes inclusive, integrative approach to biomedical sciences >
- Georgetown med student: Support is key for undergraduate transfer students >
- Georgetown senior researches global disabilities rights policies, wins Marshall Scholarship >
- School of Medicine welcomes most diverse class in the school’s history >
- Meet Georgetown’s new dean for medical education >
- Top graduate schools call for diversity and inclusion in global affairs education >
Building a stronger, more ethical society
With our prime location and our deep commitment to the common good, Georgetown is uniquely positioned to shape the nation’s systems, social fabric, civic engagement, and contributions to the world. We are committed to realizing our full potential as the premier source of dedicated public servants, ethical business leaders, and innovative legal and policy experts.
Society & Democracy: Highlights from THE FEED
- Georgetown initiative connecting Afghan women in exile with scholarships, community >
- In a first, Georgetown bachelor’s program in prison welcomes mixed-gender class >
- Law students from underrepresented backgrounds rise to top posts >
- Georgetown Pivot Program graduates third cohort, joins new employer coalition >
- Georgetown University launches $400,000 annual fund for projects supporting Descendants of the enslaved >
- Children enrolled in universal pre-K more likely to attend college, Georgetown research shows >
- Georgetown alumni give $5M to aid students impacted by the war in Ukraine >
- $100M investment in Georgetown’s McCourt School advances inclusive vision >
We look forward to sharing more stories from the campaign in future issues of the FEED and invite you to visit the Called to Be website to learn more about this defining moment for Georgetown University.