• Red Cloud High School teams with Georgetown Prep and Georgetown University, advocating to reroute the Dakota Access Pipeline

    While in Washington D.C. with the first delegation from Red Cloud High School ever to attend the Ignatian Family Teach-in for Justice, four students from the Jesuit-run high school located on the Lakota reservation in Pine Ridge, South Dakota visited with students, faculty and staff at Georgetown Prep and Georgetown University.

  • Students Stand with Standing Rock
    Students Protest Dakota Access Pipeline

    Five members of the Georgetown University Native American Student Council protested the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline on Thursday in Red Square.

  • University Wins Interfaith Honor

    The White House selected Georgetown as the winner of its Interfaith Community Service Award from a group of 766 colleges and universities, the university announced last Monday.

  • Georgetown Earns Prestigious White House Honor for Interfaith Community Service

    The university has won the White House’s Interfaith Community Service Award for fostering meaningful relationships among its community members of differing faiths and backgrounds. The award, recently announced by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), landed the university on the 2015 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest honor an educational institution can receive for its commitment to volunteerism, community-based learning and civic engagement.

  • Center for Social Justice in the Summer

    40 percent of the students who participate in programs offered by the Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching and Service come from Georgetown College. We sat down with Justice and Peace Studies professor and CSJ director Andria Wisler to learn more about the important work they do in the summer.

  • Devika Ranjan Healing on the World Stage

    Over the summer, Devika Ranjan (SFS ’17) lived along one of the world’s most dangerous borders with an important task at hand. Armed with nothing but a grant from the Catherine Davis Foundation, Ranjan was working on a peace-building project — one that did not entail moderating dialogue between opposing forces or campaigning against pro-conflict government factions. Instead, she was conducting theater workshops. Ranjan spent her summer in Manguchak, a small town just 500 meters from India’s border with Pakistan, teaching theater in communities impacted by insurgency and, more recently, earthquakes.

  • VIEWPOINT: Inspired to Go Beyond Our Front Gates

    In 2013, I stepped into the home of the Flores family in the Brightwood neighborhood of northern Washington, D.C., for the first time. As a freshman, I was new to the city and had some tutoring experience under my belt from high school, as well as a work-study award in my financial aid package. I did not want a job at Lauinger Library or swiping cards in Harbin Hall because I knew I needed a break from being on campus.

  • World leaders must do more to educate refugee children, say top academics and influencers

    We, 20 leading academics and influencers from across the world, have joined forces today in an open letter to world leaders - asking that they do more to ensure refugees obtain an education. With two crucial international refugee summits next week in New York and with the release today of the UN Refugee Agency’s first refugee education report - now presents a historic opportunity for change. One we may not see the like of again.

  • Critics Take DMV To Task For 'Separate But Not Equal' Driver's License Process For Undocumented Immigrants

    Organizations such as CARECEN, the Central American Resource Center have filed complaints against the DMV after trying unsuccessfully to get the agency to alter its policy and presenting a joint study with Georgetown University that highlighted many flaws in the DMV program.

  • D.C. tried to make it easier for undocumented immigrants to get a driver’s license. Activists say it failed.

    Two years after the District began issuing driving permits to all residents, regardless of immigration status, activists say the city is making it too difficult for those who are undocumented to obtain the special license.