1. PURSUING ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
Since its founding in 1789, Georgetown has held the pursuit of academic excellence as a core tenet of its essence. Today, the institution’s commitment to academic excellence provides Georgetown students access to world-class scholars, the ability to pursue distinctive research opportunities and the opportunity to engage in the highest quality learning and academic study.
2. ENGAGING WASHINGTON, D.C.
Georgetown's location provides access to exciting internship, community service, and cultural opportunities that only the nation's capital can provide. And, Georgetown's historic commitment to serving its local community encourages students, faculty and staff to make a difference in their world.
3. CONNECTING GLOBALLY
The Georgetown University community and ethos foster a global perspective. Georgetown provides opportunities for students to form a unique awareness and understanding of the world, and an ability to define their place within in it. Faculty engage in issues of global significance, world leaders visit the campus to contribute to dialogue on current affairs, and additional activities including study abroad, international community-based learning and social justice programs promote and reinforce intercultural understanding.
4. EMBRACING COMMUNITY
The Georgetown experience values community, providing a multi-dimensional education and vibrant experiences in and out of the classroom. This approach enables students to learn more about themselves and others. Campus life fosters intellectual, emotional and spiritual growth by providing diverse programming that meets personal needs and helps prepare students for futures in service to others and the world.
5. LIVING JESUIT VALUES
Georgetown embraces the principles of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus, by educating men and women to serve others in the world and by providing opportunities for intellectual, spiritual and moral growth. In fact, the Jesuit Community has played a significant role in the growth and evolution of Georgetown into a global research university deeply rooted in the Catholic faith. Our Jesuit identity is evident today in many of the academic, social justice and faith-based programs available on campus.