The University recognized the need for dedicated support services to serve as a base of information and services to prospective, current, and alumni military-connected students. As a result, the University established the Military and Veterans’ Resource Center in 2011.
The Military and Veterans’ Resource Center (MAVRC) strives to improve the quality of life of Georgetown’s near 1,200 military-connected students by providing the necessary support services to successfully navigate the military-to-civilian transition and operationalizing the Jesuit value of Cura Personalis to foster a military-inclusive campus community.
The MAVRC provides support through six major activities:
- Advising—Through one-on-one advising sessions, the MAVRC helps students navigate the military-to-civilian transition, the admissions process and assists with education and career planning.
- Connection to Resources—The MAVRC helps students navigate the overwhelming sea of resources to find help. We connect students with benefits experts, disability services, health and wellness resources, career services, reputable veteran service organizations, and much more.
- Events and Partnerships—The MAVRC hosts events and maintains organizational partnerships to support students’ transition and build a military-inclusive campus community. Our events include, but are not limited to, Vet Ally, a Veterans Day Celebration, and graduation reception. We are university partners with Dog Tag Bakery, Warrior-Scholar Project, and the Pat Tillman Foundation.
- Alumni engagement—The MAVRC is responsible for identifying and engaging with military-connected student alumni. The MAVRC manages the Georgetown Military Network (GMN)—an online platform that helps facilitate student-to-student and student-to-alumni engagement.
- Research and Assessment—The MAVRC is responsible for assessing the demographics and needs of Georgetown’s Military-Connected students to determine new and innovative ways to support.
- Advocacy—The MAVRC advocates on behalf of military-connected students to Georgetown administrators, staff, and faculty to help solve student-specific problems. We encourage students with unique challenges to reach out to the MAVRC for help.