Georgetown provides students with a rich array of opportunities to worship, reflect and understand their faith traditions.
Georgetown – the nation’s oldest Catholic and Jesuit university – has welcomed students of diverse faith traditions since its inception in 1789. We commit ourselves to furthering interreligious understanding by bringing together people of different faith traditions to dialogue, pray, learn and serve together.
In the Jesuit tradition of educating the whole person, the Office of Campus Ministry strives to help students integrate faith, learning and service.
Our Campus Ministry staff includes chaplains from the Roman Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox Christian, Jewish and Muslim traditions. We also support student groups who pray in a variety of other traditions, including Bahá’í, Buddhist, Hindu, Humanist, Latter-Day Saints and Sikh traditions. We also welcome students with no explicit faith tradition and encourage students with questions about faith to contact us.
Our ministry teams can be found throughout the undergraduate campus, Law Center and Medical Center. Jesuits-in-Residence and Chaplains-in-Residence from a variety of faith traditions live as neighbors in student residence halls and apartments. These clergy and laypeople help build community and provide individual guidance to students.
Opportunities for Worship, Reflection and Service
Campus Ministry sponsors vibrant liturgies and worship services in Georgetown’s chapels and sacred spaces across campus. We offer retreats in several faith traditions as well as ESCAPE, an inter-denominational overnight experience that helps ease the transition to college life for Georgetown's first-year and transfer students. We also organize faith formation programs to help students learn more about their own faith traditions and those of other students. In addition, we sponsor service and immersion experiences to allow students to put their faith into action.