Georgetown is proud of and committed to supporting its more than 300 students and alumni who are on active duty or are veterans of the United States Armed Forces.
This support dates back to the U.S Civil War and continues today with the students who are currently pursuing undergraduate and graduated degrees at Georgetown.
The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program, part of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008, allows Georgetown to make agreements with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to fund tuition expenses that exceed the $17,500 per year payable to private and foreign institutions. The institution can contribute up to 50 percent of those expenses and Veterans Affairs matches the same amount as the institution.
The student-run Georgetown University Student Veterans Association (GUSVA) promotes a close community of student-veteran fellowship while staying active with the university community and acting as ambassadors in the Washington, D.C., area.
In addition, the Georgetown University Veterans Office assists veterans in making the transition from combat to the classroom as smooth as possible.
The university honored its veterans on Veterans Day with an event on Copley Lawn. The Georgetown University Student Veterans Association and The Hoya Battalion will sponsor an event to honor the women and men who have served as members of the military. The keynote speaker will be General Dr. Richard Scales (USA, Ret.). There will be a reception in Riggs Library following the event.
The Law Center also held an event to honor service members and yellow ribbon supporters. The program featured remarks from former FBI Director Louis J. Freeh, as well as distinguished alumni and current and former service members.