Students are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to explore the religious traditions and experiences of other members of the Georgetown community.
From its founding in 1789, Georgetown has welcomed students from various religious and non-religious backgrounds. This respect is deeply rooted in the university's Jesuit and Catholic Identity. Read more about Georgetown's Jesuit and Catholic heritage.
On campus worship opportunities include Roman Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Muslim, Orthodox Christian, and Hindu worship services. To find a place of worship on your campus, please choose a button below.
The Catholic Ministry focuses its mission on encouraging members of the Catholic community to grow in relationship with God through Jesus Christ. Students are involved in spiritual, liturgical, educational, and social activities including: retreats, choirs, RCIA/Confirmation, RENEW, social justice programs, and much more.
The Protestant Ministry serves a diverse Christian community, honoring the religious traditions of its members while affirming their oneness in Christ. The Protestant chaplains minister to the many branches of Protestant Christianity through Sunday worship on campus, bible studies, prayer groups, fellowship groups, service projects, and retreats.
Through religious services, cultural programming, informal Jewish education, and service projects, Jewish Life invites students to explore unique Jewish values, identity, and traditions while sharing in Georgetown’s commitment to spiritual growth.
Muslim Life at Georgetown is focused on providing educational opportunities and spiritual support for the Muslim campus community, including but not limited to Friday Jum‘ah services, Qiyam al-Layl, Iftars, weekly halaqah and Qur’an study, and off-campus retreats.
Dharmic Life serves students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds. Hindu students gather as a community for meditation and discussion at Weekly Āratīs in Makóm in the Leavey Center. Our Buddhist students gather for weekly meditations. The Āratīs combine Sanskrit and English text to connect us to our tradition while making it accessible to all who attend.
Orthodox Christian Life
Orthodox Christian Life serves students, faculty, and staff of all Eastern Orthodox backgrounds. As liturgical life is central to the Church, weekly vespers services are offered along with other chaplaincy events including: discussion groups, social events, retreats and charity work.
Georgetown Buddhist Meditation Sangha offers students a space and community for Buddhist meditation practice. We teach many forms of the Buddhist tradition and are open to learning about what you have to bring to the group.
The Latter-day Saints Student Association (LDSSA) is a student group for members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or anyone interested in learning more about Mormons.
Humanists/ None/ Unaffiliated
In the Jesuit tradition of cura personalis (caring for each person in their uniqueness), the Campus Ministry community welcomes and supports students who identify as agnostic, atheist, humanist or simply "none of the above." Chaplains are available to all students regardless of faith tradition, and many religiously unaffiliated students find community through the first-year ESCAPE Program and various other interreligious service and dialogue opportunities.