First-Year Orientation to Community Involvement (FOCI)

FOCI is an Opportunity to Serve, Reflect and Grow

August 19-24, 2013
FOCI is an intensive pre-orientation program for incoming first-year students. FOCI’s goal is to serve as an introduction to community service, volunteer activism, and social justice issues in the Washington, D.C. community. As a Jesuit university, Georgetown is deeply committed to the ideal of service for others and the integral part it can play in one’s education. FOCI participants will actively engage in community service; discover and reflect on the diverse populations, perspectives, and roles in the Georgetown and Washington, D.C. communities; develop the capacity for leadership; and become part of a community committed to personal growth through service and reflection.

The Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching and Service invites you to join Georgetown’s longest-running pre-orientation program with a group of 54 first-year and transfer students who will arrive on campus to spend six days working on volunteer projects with student leaders experienced in community service. Throughout the week, the group will engage in a series of discussions to explore issues of social justice and to exchange ideas on social responsibility.

FOCI will show you how to get involved with the community at Georgetown. You will meet and become friends with a group of incoming first year students from around the country and the world, and you will become acquainted with the University and the Washington, D.C. area before the academic year begins. The program ends immediately prior to the beginning of Georgetown’s New Student Orientation, in which all first-years participate.


Center for Social Justice
Research, Teaching and Service
1421 37th Street, NW, #130,
Georgetown University, Washington, DC 20057
Phone: (202) 687-5330
Fax: (202) 687-8980
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