Military Student Resources

 

The Veterans Office collaborates with numerous Georgetown University partner offices to support military students while integrating into the campus community. Our every day mission is to implement the Jesuit  spirit of cura personalis, also known as care of the whole person, into every interaction. Resources include academic support,  career planning, financial support, self-care, spirituality, housing, and getting involved on campus.

Academic support and disability accomodations

Academic Resource Center
The Academic Resource Center offers an array of academic support services, including study skills workshops, individual consultations, and tutoring in introductory courses. In addition, provides accommodations for students with disabilities based on documentation from a medical professional. Accommodations are provided on a case-by-case basis following review of this documentation and a meeting with an Academic Resource Center administrator. 

Office of the Registrar
The Office of the University Registrar is dedicated primarily to the service of faculty and students through scheduling, registration, record keeping and reporting as well as assisting the deans and other administrative offices in their service. 

The VA education certification process falls under the Office of the University Registrar due to the connections of academic calendars, registration, and record keeping. The Veterans Office works closely with the Registrar to ensure a smooth process of information and services to ensure students are certified for benefits in a timely manner. Learn more about the VA certification process at Georgetown University. 

Math Assistance Center
The Math Assistance Center offers free tutoring services for Advanced Algebra, Analysis I, Calculus I, Calculus II, Linear Algebra, Multivariable Calculus, Ordinary Differential Equations, and Probability and Statistics. Tutoring sessions are available Sunday through Thursday evenings and in St. Mary's Hall 345 Conference Room. 

Writing Center
The Writing Center offers free peer tutoring to all enrolled students. Trained graduate and undergraduate students tutors will assist students at any stage of your writing process, from initial brainstorming to final revisions. Tutors will help students meet their immediate goals (such as an assigned essay) as well as help the student develop as a writer. Tutors will offer advice on thesis development, utilization of evidence, organization and flow, sentence structure, and more. The Writing Center will not proofread your paper for you, but will help students improve their own critical thinking, revision, and editing skills — enabling students to become their own editor.

Career

Cawley Career Education Center
The Cawley Career Education Center serves degree-seeking undergraduate and many graduate students at Georgetown University. The Georgetown University Cawley Career Education Center teaches students how to identify career opportunities that fit with their values, interests, personality, and skills. They empower students by providing resources designed to foster the development of career management skills that will serve them as competent professionals. They facilitate specialized programs and create relationships to connect students with employers and generate internship and full-time opportunities. The Cawley Career Education Center integrates the Jesuit tradition in its work with students by caring for and encouraging the development of the whole person.

If you are an employer and interested in posting a job opportunity or attending a university career fair, learn more about recruiting Georgetown University students.  

Hoya Gateway
Hoya Gateway is a new and innovative program that facilitates career-related conversations between current Georgetown students and alumni to help build professional relationships through mock and informational interviews, resume reviews, and job shadowing. Be sure to connect with other veterans by selecting the Georgetown University Student Veterans Association identifier.

financial services

Office of Billing and Payment Services
The Office of Billing and Payment Services oversees billing, payment processing, refunds, and IRS Form 1098-T generation for students of Georgetown University in addition to providing cashiering functions and check distribution for the University as a whole. 

The Office of Third Party Billing is a sub-office of the Office of Billing and Payment Services. Third Party Billing is a part of the Georgetown Certification Team by placing memos on student's accounts for expected VA education benefits sent to the school and posts any funding received from the VA onto student's accounts. This office also processes Department of Defense tuition assistance (TA), employer tuition assistance, Vocational Rehabilitation book vouchers, and other third party payments that are sent directly to Georgetown.  To contact Third Party Billing to submit a TA authorization or to request a book voucher, email thirdpartybilling@georgetown.edu.

Office of Student Financial Services
The Office of Student Financial Services (OSFS) provides counseling services to prospective and current students and their families about:

  • Options available for financing higher education costs
  • Eligibility for assistance 
  • Applying for and obtaining funding
  • Budgeting expenses and paying bills 

For both undergraduate and graduate students, the OSFS determines eligibility for assistance from federal, state and private financial aid programs based on the rules and regulations established by those external agencies. OSFS also determines eligibility for Georgetown scholarships to undergraduates and assist in the selection of graduate students who receive university fellowships and scholarships through their academic program. 

Prospective students can contact OSFS by emailing finfront@georgetown.edu and current students can learn more on how to contact their financial services counselor (assigned by your last name). 

Health and wellness

Student Health Center
The student health center offers the full spectrum of primary care including on-site labs to Georgetown students with the mission of supporting health while in a rigorous academic environment.  We do preventive care including physicals, well women, STI screening and travel visits.  We handle urgent needs such as infections, injuries, and more complex problems with same day appointments.  We also manage chronic illnesses and provide prescription refills.  We ensure compliance with immunization requirements and provide about 5,000 free flu vaccines yearly. Learn more about services provided. 

Counseling and Psychiatric Service (CAPS)
The Counseling and Psychiatric Service (CAPS) serves as the university's primary mental health agency for its students and campus community. Our central mission is to collaborate directly with students in overcoming difficulties that may interfere with the definition and accomplishment of their educational, personal, and career goals.
Business Hours Phone: (202) 687-6985
After Hours Emergencies: (202) 444-7243 (Ask to speak to an on-call clinician)

Center for Personal Development
Georgetown University’s Center for Personal Development is prepared to meet the unique needs of veterans transitioning to civilian life. The Center is designed to educate and inform students about positive choices leading toward health and wellbeing, providing confidential individual, family, or group counseling and referrals to other resources both on and off campus. The Center’s director, Patrick Kilcarr, is himself a veteran. For more information, contact: Patrick Kilcarr, Ph.D. kilkarrp@georgetown.edu
Director: Patrick Kilcarr, Ph.D
Phone: (202) 687-8944

Crisis Counseling
Health Education Services (HES) offers free, confidential counseling services to survivors of sexual assault and students who are facing drug or alcohol-related crises. Learn more about crisis counseling for sexual assault and relationship violence and learn more about crisis counseling for alcohol and other drugs. 

Student Health Insurance 
Most full-time students in a degree program are required to have adequate health insurance. A charge for the Premier Plan appears on students’ accounts when their course registration meets the eligibility criteria. Enrollment in the Premier Plan can be waived if a student has other adequate coverage. Learn more about Premier Plan accept or waive process. 

Georgetown University Bias Reporting System
Georgetown University has a rich tradition of embracing people from a wide spectrum of faiths, ethnicities, cultures, and backgrounds. The University considers acts of hate and bias unacceptable and antithetical to its commitment to an inclusive and respectful community. Through the Bias Reporting System, Georgetown is able to track and review bias-related incidents. Reporting the incident may lead to an investigation, following which the University can hold the accused accountable for their acts. 

Spirituality

Campus Ministry
As the nation’s oldest Catholic and Jesuit university, Georgetown has a long tradition of nurturing the intellectual and spiritual life of students. In the Jesuit tradition of cura personalis, we are committed to caring for the whole person – mind, body, and spirit. We stand ready to serve veterans who study and teach among us, in order to help them integrate their learning, faith, and service. From its beginning over two centuries ago, Georgetown has welcomed students of diverse faith traditions. Today, Campus Ministry supports Roman Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Muslim and Orthodox Christian chaplaincies and worship services and coordinates student groups in other traditions. 

Student Living

Office of Residential Living
The Office of Residential Living encourages the personal, intellectual and spiritual growth of students while they live both on-campus and in the surrounding neighborhoods. All full-time, under the age of 22 years, unmarried, main campus undergraduate students are eligible to live on campus as space is available. Students are guaranteed three years of housing and may request housing for their senior year. Learn more about living on campus. 

Office of Neighborhood Life
The Office of Neighborhood Life supports all students, non-students, and permanent residents in the communities surrounding Georgetown University. Our office will educate students about university policies and local ordinances; continue to build and strengthen neighborhood relations by facilitating dialogue; and promote civic citizenship to create a positive quality of life for everyone living in the neighborhood. Learn more about finding a rental in the Washington D.C. area.

Get Involved

Center for Student Engagement
Georgetown University's Center for Student Engagement (CSE) is committed to providing learning and development opportunities, which complement our Jesuit identity and students' educational experiences. CSE empowers and partners with students to create a vibrant and pluralistic campus community through: leadership opportunities that foster integrity and collaboration; high quality programs that spark curiosity and inspire action; and reflective practice that deepens self-knowledge and awareness. CSE offers opportunities in recreational athletics, outdoor education, student government, and numerous student organizations spanning an array of interests. 

Center for Social Justice
The Center for Social Justice, Research, Teaching, and Service (CSJ) opened its doors in January 2001. The Center has a mission that is simple to state, but far-reaching in its implications: In order to advance justice and the common good, CSJ promotes and integrates community-based research, teaching,  and service by collaborating with diverse communities. 

Center for Multicultural Equity and Access
The Center for Multicultural Equity & Access (CMEA) supports students of color at Georgetown University in variety of ways. CMEA provides someone to talk to about personal issues or concerns, a chance to explore diversity issues, and an opportunity to help DC students prepare for college.

LGBTQ Resource Center
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) Resource Center provides students, faculty, and staff with education, programming, support services, and advocacy on campus-regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity. 

Women's Center
Created in 1990, the mission of Georgetown University Women's Center (GUWC) is to support, educate and empower women of all cultures, races, sexual orientations, genders and ages providing a safe environment while respecting all facets of women's abilities, spirituality and differences. GUWC celebrates women's achievements and advocates for a climate that promotes social justice, free of all barriers and discrimination.

Off Campus Higher Education Resources

The American Council on Education
The American Council on Education is an excellent source of information for those seeking veteran-friendly universities and academic programs. The American Council on Education (ACE) is the only higher education organization that represents presidents and chancellors of all types of U.S. accredited, degree-granting institutions: community colleges and four-year institutions, private and public universities, and nonprofit and for-profit colleges. This cross-sector membership enables ACE to serve as higher education's unifying voice. Since 1918, ACE has provided leadership and a unified voice on key higher education issues. Through advocacy, research and innovative programs, ACE represents the interests of more than 1,800 campus executives, as well as the leaders of higher education – related associations and organizations. Together, ACE member institutions serve 80% of today's college students.

Student Veterans of America (SVA)
SVA is a coalition of student veterans groups from college campuses across the United States. Founded in January of 2008, SVA is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization that works to develop new student groups, coordinate between existing student groups, and advocate on behalf of student veterans at the local, state, and national level. 

**Resources listed on this page are limited to Georgetown University Offices and non-profit organizations that have an established formal agreement with Georgetown University.**