Experiential Learning

Center for Social Justice (CSJ)

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 partners and communities.

Cawley Career Education Center

The Georgetown University Cawley Career Education Center teaches students how to identify career opportunities that fit with their values, interests, personality, and skills. It empowers students by providing resources designed to foster the development of career management skills that will serve them as competent professionals. It facilitates 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.

Office of Global Education (OGE)

OGE facilitates undergraduate credit-bearing study abroad opportunities. Serving Georgetown College, the Walsh School of Foreign Service, the McDonough School of Business, and the School of Nursing and Health Studies, OGE sends approximately 900 students abroad to earn academic credit in over 50 countries.

Undergraduate Research

Provost Undergraduate Research Presentation Awards (PURPAs)

PURPAs provides funds for undergraduates who want to extend their undergraduate research efforts beyond the Georgetown campus in either traditional or innovative ways, in the form of conference presentations, publications, or performances. This program offers multiple mechanisms for supporting thesis and independent research on campus, such as tutorials, GUROP, Raines, Kalorama, and various research fellowships. However, limited funds are available for the creative and expansive dissemination of the results of research, through, for example, conference presentations, publications, and performances.

Provost Undergraduate Research Council (PURC)

PURC is a faculty-undergraduate student council formed to guide and promote undergraduate research. The Council (1) helps coordinate and promote undergraduate research opportunities; (2) assists students and their mentors in conducting research on and off campus and in compliance with Georgetown and federal policies and procedures (e.g., GUACUC, IRB, minority policy); (3) develops priority areas for supporting undergraduate research; and, (4) showcases undergraduate research at scheduled conferences, symposia, workshops, etc. (5) helps to facilitate funding for undergraduate research and related activities. The Council may also review award nominations and proposals for undergraduate research activities and interact with other units that support undergraduate research (e.g., Gervase/GUROP, Psi Chi, NHS URC).