Service & Action
At Georgetown, you’ll be part of a community that has valued social justice and service for centuries. “Contemplation in Action” is in our DNA and grounded in the Jesuit tradition of people for others. Mentor young students in DC, offer pro bono legal services, care for the sick at a clinic. You’ll find more than 100 university-sponsored service opportunities at Georgetown that engage students in addressing some of today’s most pressing issues.
People for Others
Community service connects you to the heart of DC, as well as to your fellow students. Find opportunities for service at the Jesuit-inspired Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching and Service.
“The more we learned about Eric’s story, the more shocking it was that he was still incarcerated after nearly three decades. We’re so happy and relieved to see Eric back home where he belongs.” — Taylor Riddick
Alternative Breaks Program (ABP)
ABP trips engage with diverse and vibrant communities through direct service, immersion and reflection. By creating a space for sustained dialogue and action, ABP strives to build long-term relationships with community partners and bring the experience home.
The Health Justice Alliance
This partnership of Georgetown’s medical and law campus prepares future lawyers, doctors and other health professionals to work together to address the nation’s long-standing racial and socioeconomic health disparities.
Hoyas in Service to Others
The graduate students leveraged their skills and professional connections – including with organizations on the ground and Georgetown faculty – to raise $8 million and charter flights out of Kabul.
Medical students won the Georgetown Public Policy Challenge for their proposal to make opioid reversal medication more accessible in DC and reduce the number of preventable overdose deaths.