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Group of Georgetown students stands on Healy Steps looking towards the cannons from the main entrance

Student Clubs and Activities

Georgetown encourages students to actively engage in more than 200 co-curricular clubs and activities on campus. Inspired by the Jesuit value of educating the whole person, Georgetown offers dynamic student programs that foster leadership development, complement the classroom experience and build community.

Students lead a broad array of cultural, academic, social and political organizations. Representatives in student government collaborate with university leaders to enhance the student experience. Student journalists write, edit and produce multimedia content for a number of campus publications. Students explore career interests through a range of professional organizations that provide networking and recruitment opportunities. Students interested in the arts participate in a variety of visual and performing arts groups. Political groups on campus draw on Georgetown’s location in the nation’s capital to host distinguished speakers and lively debates. Many more student organizations provide entertainment, serve the local community, and celebrate the cultures and traditions of Georgetown’s students.


The professional staff of the Center for Student Engagement work collaboratively with undergraduate and graduate students to create an engaging and vibrant co-curricular experience. The staff advises student organizations and offers a variety its own programs, including:

  • New Student Orientation (NSO) welcomes first-year and transfer students to Georgetown before each fall semester. More than 200 student sophomore, junior and senior volunteers serve as orientation advisors for NSO. These experienced students help ease the transition to college life by providing new students with a variety of events and activities designed to better acquaint them with the campus and their peers.
  • The Georgetown Office of Leadership Development helps students learn more about leadership theory, styles and practical opportunities. Through workshops, retreats and seminars, the office gives students the framework and tools to serve as effective leaders on campus and in society.
  • Outdoor Education provides students with opportunities to explore nature through a variety of off-campus programs, including backpacking, sea-kayaking, camping, caving, rock-climbing and bicycling.