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 Catholic and Jesuit identity.
Campus Ministry supports Roman Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox Christian, Jewish, and Muslim chaplaincies, Hindu and Buddhist student groups, a variety of affiliated ministries, and numerous interreligious events and services. Students are always welcome to observe or participate in any Campus Ministry program, and are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to explore the religious traditions and experiences of other members of the Georgetown community.
The Catholic Chaplaincy 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.
Jewish Life at Georgetown
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
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.
Orthodox Life at Georgetown
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.
Hindu Life at Georgetown
Hindu Life serves students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds. Students gather as a community for meditation and discussion at weekly pujas (prayer services) in Makóm in the Leavey Center. Our pujas combine Sanskrit and English text to connect us to our tradition while making it accessible to all who attend.
Buddhist Life at Georgetown
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.
Latter-Day Saints at Georgetown
The Latter-day Saint 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.
Humanist / None / Unaffiliated at Georgetown
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.