Requests for Jack
Jack lives and works on campus with his caretakers, Rev. Christopher Steck, S.J. and the Jack Crew – 20 official student walkers.
During the day, Jack typically can be found in the lobby of Wolfington Hall, the Jesuit Residence. Students are welcomed to visit Jack there, but are asked to keep in mind that it is the home of the Jesuits on campus and to be considerate of their privacy by remaining in the lobby. For more information about getting together with Jack, please email the head of the Jack Crew.
The Jack Crew is responsible for walking Jack during the day and evening and for escorting him to various events on campus. Students are asked to become members of the Jack Crew before walking Jack.
Each crew member has a weekly assigned slot for walking Jack. This allows Jack to get to know particular students (and vice-versa) and helps make his time with them more enjoyable (and less stressful).
To become a member, students should have attended Georgetown for at least a semester, must know the fight song, and should be able to show evidence of school spirit (e.g., by being a member of Hoya Blue, participating in New Student Orientation, etc.). Students will also be asked to learn basic information about Jack (e.g., bulldog idiosyncrasies) and show that they are comfortable with handling dogs.
Please note that the Jack Crew is full for the Spring 2014 semester. Applications are being accepted for Summer 2014.
Appearances at Campus Events and Social Functions
It is hoped that Jack can appear at as many university functions as possible. University-sponsored activities (e.g., the Fountain Blessing and Georgetown Day) and athletic events have a priority.
Other gatherings (e.g., meetings of student groups) will be considered depending on the nature and location of the event and whether a member of the Jack Crew is available to bring Jack to it. Please note that the Jack Crew walks Jack at noon, 3pm and 5pm, and thus events during that time are easier to schedule. Like all bulldogs, Jack is not able to walk far, and thus can typically attend only those events held on campus.
For more information on any of the information above, please contact the head of the Jack Crew.