9 Areas Of Wellness

Maegen Hellberg, Director of Fitness & Wellness, Yates Field House



Physical wellness means striving to make responsible, positive, and sustainable choices to promote proper care of your body. Your body performs many functions for you in countless ways every day. Sometimes we expect our bodies to complete these tasks without providing the nourishment, support, and rest it needs. When you place more physical demands on your body than it can handle, you increase your likelihood of illness, fatigue, and injury. Being physically well means reducing these risks to optimize overall health and functioning, which can lead to positive psychological benefits.

Physical Components

•Physical activity
•Nutrition and weight management
•Healthy eating
•Body image
•Alcohol and drug use prevention
•Health screenings/preventative medicine
•Physical ability and capability

Physical Campus Resources

  • Yates Field House - As the primary recreation facility for Georgetown University, the Yates Memorial Field House offers comprehensive recreational programming to serve the needs of university students, faculty, and staff. Offerings include; group fitness, personal training, health coaching, swim lessons, racquet sports, intramurals, safety training, and leisure and recreation education. 
  • Student Health Center - The Student Health Center offers the full spectrum of primary care for students including on-site labs, preventive care including physicals, immunizations, well-women visits, STI screening, and travel visits.  They handle urgent needs such as infections, injuries, and more complex problems with same day appointments. Also they manage chronic illnesses and provide prescription refills. 
  • Health Education Services - Health Education Services is staffed by licensed health professionals who provide confidential services to students free of charge. HES provides assessment, treatment, and/or referrals around the issues of body image, eating disorders, nutrition, alcohol and substance abuse, stress management, and overall health and wellness.
  • Residential Living - The Office of Residential Living promotes wellness and healthy living through a variety of programs and initiatives, such as the Living-Well living learning community.  Each day, RAs and Community Directors work with and support students as they navigate healthy decision making and self-care. 
  • Academic Resource Center - Accommodations for students with disabilities that facilitate equity and access to services, programs, and facilities. The Academic Resource Center strives to meet the diverse needs of students with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
  • Center for Student Engagement (Club Sports/Outdoor Ed) - Students can choose to join one of over 30 Club Sports teams. Club sports give students an opportunity to play a sport competitively against teams from other institutions without the rigorous schedule expected of varsity athletes. Club sports organizations help students exercise the body, mind, and spirit. Additionally,  Outdoor Education provides students with opportunities to explore scenic areas off-campus by offering a variety of programs throughout the year including: backpacking, sea-kayaking, camping, caving, rock-climbing and bicycling.
  • Georgetown Dining (Non- SA Department) - Georgetown Dining has a full-time dietician on-campus available to assist all meal plan holders with healthy eating. Students are able to sign-up for vegan, vegetarian, or made without gluten email distribution lists that include daily menus, program updates, or food tastings. The RD is also available to discuss food allergies, dietary restrictions, or medical conditions.
  • Georgetown Emergency Response Medical Service (GERMS) - The Georgetown Emergency Response Medical Service (also known GERMS and Georgetown EMS) is volunteer, student-run emergency ambulance service.  GERMS operates basic life support ambulances that serve Georgetown University and the broader Georgetown community. GERMS is in service 24 hours per day, 7 days per week during Georgetown’s Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. Apart from its core emergency response mission, GERMS is committed to both education and promoting public safety. Currently, GERMS offers an EMT certification course and an American Red Cross CPR and First Aid certification course. GERMS also provides standby emergency medical services at community events such as athletic competitions and block parties.


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Financial wellness is the process of learning how to successfully manage and budget your expenses. A healthy financial practice involves taking steps to live within your financial means and managing your resources by thinking short and long-term. This can be done through creating a budget, learning to be a good consumer, and keeping track of expenses. Taking control of your financial wellness promotes knowledge, independence, responsibility, and awareness for planned and unplanned costs. By creating an understanding of your current and future financial situation, you will be better prepared to handle loans, taxes, debts, and retirement.

Financial Components

•Balancing a budget
•Financial literacy
•Financial Planning
•Health insurance
•Financial Aid
•Military Benefits

Financial Campus Resources

  • Student Health Insurance - Student Health Insurance arranges for most students to have adequate coverage so they can afford to obtain the care necessary to maintain proper health, thus minimizing disruptions to their educational endeavors.
  • Cawley Career Education Center - The career center provides resources for the salary negotiation process that will help students reflect on what they want to negotiate (e.g., salary, start date, locations, etc.). The resources can also help students learn how to research and ask for what they want from a prospective employer. To learn more, visit the career center's website https://careercenter.georgetown.edu/jobs-internships/salary-negotiation. You can also sign-up for a general same-day appointment on the career center's homepage if you have a specific question about the negotiation process.
  • Veteran’s Office - The Veterans Office collaborates with numerous Georgetown University partner offices to support military students while integrating into the campus community. Financial resources include:
    ◾Financial advising
    ◾Financial sustainability
    ◾Military benefits
  • 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.
  • 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

    Common $ense strives to empower students with a set of skills and knowledge that allows them to make informed and effective decisions, so that they do not feel limited by their finances as college students.

  • Hoya Federal Credit Union (Non- SA Department) - Hoya Federal Credit Union is a member-owned, not-for-profit, financial institution, serving the Georgetown University community.
  • Georgetown Scholars Program (GSP) (Non- SA Department) - GSP provides programmatic support for undergraduates, ensuring all scholarship students have the resources and support they need to succeed at Georgetown. It is committed to providing resources and support to all deserving students, regardless of socioeconomic status.
  • Center for Student Engagement - The Center for Student Engagement houses a variety of co-curricular organizations & programs. Through these programs students are trained to be fiscally responsible by allocating money, building a budget, and being good stewards of resources.


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The process of attaining intellectual wellness requires you to expand your knowledge and engage in forward, independent thinking.  This will involve pursuing creative, mentally stimulating activities.  Activities should enhance individual skills and allow you to share your knowledge and experience with others. Intellectual wellness is rooted in discovering opportunities for growth, developing problem solving skills, and overcoming barriers and challenges. It can be advanced through academics, cultural and community involvement, and exploring personal interests. The desire to learn and improve skills in pursuit of lifelong learning contributes to your intellectual wellness.

Intellectual Components

•Organizational skills
•Time management skills
•Desire to learn
•Engage with others
•Independent, creative, and critical thinking skills
•Academic accommodations and support

Intellectual Campus Resources

  • Academic Resource Center (ARC) - Assistance in study skills necessary for academic achievement through individual consultations, workshops, and tutoring services. Academic coaching to empower student-athletes to become student-centered learners and enhance their academic performance.
  • Center for Student Engagement (CSE) - The Center for Student Engagement houses a variety of co-curricular organizations & programs. Through these programs students engage in different ideas, learn ways to build an argument, and diplomatic and business skills. These programs include the debate team, the college of Democrats and Republicans, and GUSA.
  • Center for Multicultural Equity and Access (CMEA) - The Center for Multicultural Equity and Access provides academic support services, diversity education, multicultural programing, and college access programming to the District of Columbia community.
  • Yates Field House - The “Leisure and Recreation Department” (LRED) offers a variety of non-credit recreation classes for Georgetown University students. Courses include a range of introductory and intermediate instruction in recreation skills and activities that promote and maintain a healthy and more active lifestyle.
  • Center for Social Justice - CSJ incorporates and builds on decades of vibrant student direct service and social action, and the learning those foster, whether from tutoring and mentoring or educating and organizing. Second, CSJ promotes and helps to develop curricular offerings that incorporate social justice issues. Third, CSJ serves as a catalyst for community-based research, providing research opportunities for faculty and students to partner with communities in the District and beyond.
  • Cawley Career Education Center - The career center is committed to helping students identify their strengths, goals, and growth areas and provide guidance on how to tell their story to others. Career center staff can guide students through barriers or challenges they may face throughout the career development process. Please visit the career center's website to learn more about career resources and services: https://careercenter.georgetown.edu/
  • Residential Living (Living & Learning Communities) - The Office of Residential Living strives to create communities where students learn, connect and thrive. Through an integrative learning approach, Residential Living bridges students’ experiences in and out of the classroom to foster formation in the Jesuit tradition through educational programs like their Faculty-in-Residence program and intentional Living and Learning Communities.
  • Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) - CAPS’ 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.   Accordingly, CAPS strives to provide students with opportunities to develop greater self-understanding, identify and solve problems, and improve academic performance through the alleviation of psychological, emotional, and cognitive impairments.
  • Lauinger Library (Non- SA Department) - Lauinger Library offers consultations with a librarian subject specialist, who will work with you on what you need for your specific research project. Consultations last up to one hour. They also offer tutorials on multimedia production, design, and professional skills through an online service, Lynda.com.
  • Writing Center (Non- SA Department) - The Writing Center offers free peer tutoring to all enrolled students. Trained graduate and undergraduate student tutors will assist you at any stage of your writing process, from initial brainstorming to final revisions. Tutors will help you improve your own critical thinking, revision, and editing skills; we won’t proofread your paper for you.
  • Math Assistance Center (Non- SA Department) - 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.
  • Georgetown University Graduate School- Office Of Graduate Enrichment - The Graduate School is the academic dean's office for all graduate students. They strive to help all graduate students’ succeed in their chosen field of study so that they leave Georgetown having achieved their degree objectives.  The Dean and the staff of the Graduate School monitor program quality and each student's degree progress under policies established by the faculty through our Executive Committee.
  • National Reference Center for Bioethics Literature - A destination library for bioethics scholars worldwide and an exceptional resource for the entire Georgetown community, the Library is home to the world’s largest and most diverse collection of materials on the ethics of health, the environment, and emerging technologies. 
  • Blommer Science Library - Blommer provides information and research services for undergraduate and graduate programs in biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, and physics. Some 60,000 books and journals are housed in Blommer, and a large portion of our collection is available electronically.
  • Dahlgren Memorial Library - Dahlgren Memorial Library (The Graduate Health & Life Sciences Research Library at Georgetown University Medical Center) acquires, organizes, and provides access to information services and resources in support of the mission of the University and the Medical Center, and consults and collaborates with GUMC faculty, staff, and students to integrate information resources and technologies into teaching, learning, research, patient care, and service.


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Environmental wellness challenges you to live a life that is respectful of your surroundings. It is the ability to recognize your personal responsibility for the quality of the air, water, and land that surrounds us. Additionally, it is your social responsibility to create a healthy and inclusive environment where all people, regardless of identity or ability, can thrive and be their best selves. It is important to realize that your daily habits directly impact your ecological footprint. In order to create positive environmental wellness, you must be aware and conscious of the efficient use and protection of our resources.

Environmental Components

•Physical surroundings (air, water, land and buildings) 
•Tobacco use and secondhand smoke
•Reduce, reuse, recycle
•Social responsibility
•Green space
•Safety and accessibility
•Campus climate
•Gender Identity

Environmental Campus Resources

  • Academic Resource Center (ARC) - Georgetown University provides access to programs and services to all qualified participants regardless of disability. Considering accessibility can provide  a welcoming environment to all. Disabilities include but are not limited to deafness, visual impairment, and limited mobility. Auxiliary services such as sign language interpreting, barrier free access to buildings, and assistive technology serve as means to create equity and access to programs and facilities.
  • Residential Living - The Office of Residential Living is committed to creating comfortable, inclusive communities that foster formation and engagement by providing innovative spaces, integrative learning, and dynamic communities.  Through a variety of RA programs and departmental initiatives such as platED, a dialogue-based social justice program, Residential Living is committed to providing living-environments that welcome and honor the dignity of all Georgetown students.
  • Office of Student Conduct - The Office of Student Conduct supports Georgetown University’s Catholic and Jesuit educational mission by enforcing regulations designed to promote an environment in which students can develop intellectually, morally, spiritually, and socially while exercising a balance of partnership and autonomy within the campus community.
  • Office of Neighborhood Life - The Office of Neighborhood Life supports all students, non-students, and permanent residents in the communities surrounding Georgetown University. Their 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.
  • Veteran’s Office - The Veteran’s office hosts the VET Ally program whose mission is to provide military students with a welcoming and supportive environment in which they can pursue their academic, personal, and professional goals. In order to create this environment, awareness is required so that members of Georgetown’s community who are not directly connected to the military can create a supportive campus. The VET Ally Program provides our campus with a visible network of knowledgeable supporters of service members, veterans, and military families.
  • Center for Student Engagement - Georgetown University is home to over 250 student organizations that contribute immensely to shaping campus life and culture.
  • Center for Multicultural Equity and Access - CMEA provides programming through Leaders in Education About Diversity (LEAD), which is a dynamic peer education and leadership development program. Through facilitation of open dialogue, LEADers seek to educate themselves and others about diversity and intersections of identity in order to build common ground across the Georgetown community.
  • LGBTQ Center - Inspired by the Catholic and Jesuit principles of respect for the dignity of all, cura personalis, equality, and education of the whole person, the Center seeks to establish a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment for LGBTQ community members and promote better understanding and integration with the entire campus community. They are committed to understanding sexual orientation and gender identity in the context of and as it intersects with race, religion, ethnicity, nationality, ability, socioeconomic status, and culture.
  • Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) - CAPS strives to provide an environment that embraces difference and cultivates a campus climate of respect and inclusion. They acknowledge the importance of valuing differences among and between one another. As mental health professionals, they honor and respect the  individuals they serve, and they seek to provide culturally relevant and sensitive services that help to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse campus community.
  • Women’s Center - The Women's Center’s misson 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. The WC celebrates women's achievements and advocates for a climate that promotes social justice, free of all barriers and discrimination.
  • Center for Social Justice - Through its programs and internal processes, CSJ attempts to model the society for which we strive – one built on social justice, care for the whole person, partnership, dialogue, and discernment.CSJ recognizes the significant global history of youth and students in the creation of a culture of peace and social justice, and adds to this movement by nurturing the discerning capacities of University graduates attuned to living social justice in unique ways.
  • Planning and Facilities Management (Non- SA Department) - Planning and Facilities Management is a group of dedicated professionals that is responsible and committed to providing the Georgetown University community services related to campus and space planning, design and construction, real estate, facility maintenance, utilities, grounds, custodial, transportation and parking. They also strive to integrate sustainable practices into their operations.
  • Department of Safety and Environmental Management (Non-SA) - A division of the Planning & Facilities Management, the Department of Safety & Environmental Management assists the university community with the development, implementation, and monitoring of safety and environmental management programs as well as facilitating overall compliance with applicable environmental, health, and safety federal, state, and local regulations.
  • Office of Environmental Health and Safety - Georgetown University is committed to safety, health, and environmental protection in all of its programs and activities. The Office of Environmental Health & Safety manages Chemical Safety Programs and General Laboratory Safety for the Medical Center, in addition to the Biological, Radiation, Controlled Substances and Laser Safety Programs university wide.
  • Georgetown University Police Department (GUPD) - Georgetown University Police Department’s mission is to protect the Georgetown University community, ensuring a safe and secure learning  and living environment through trusting partnerships and professional police services.


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Occupational wellness is using your gifts to discover who you are called to be and what you are called to do. It’s your ability to create personal growth, fulfillment, and satisfaction in your work. It focuses on continued learning, improving individual skills, and seeking challenges that contribute to professional advancement. Occupational wellness is using your talents, expertise, and values in paid and volunteer activities to create meaning and purpose in your work, while contributing to the betterment of society. It is important to recognize that overall occupational wellness is directly correlated to a positive work-life balance. Your work ambitions, choice of profession, job satisfaction, and personal performance will ultimately determine overall occupational wellness.

Occupational Components

•Contribution and life fulfillment
•Work satisfaction
•Work/life balance
•Personal growth
•Long/short term goals
•Fostering strengths
•Continued learning
•Comfortable and safe work environment
•Resume building
•Stress management

Occupational Campus Resources

  • Cawley Career Education Center - The career center offers one-on-one career counseling appointments to help students make decisions related to choosing a major or exploring career options. Counselors help students gain awareness of factors impacting the career decision process and identify career opportunities that align with their values, interests, personality, and skills. Industry advising is also available for students to learn insights and discuss strategies for full-time or internship opportunities in fields including education, journalism, technology, government, legal, advertising, business, science, marketing, entertainment, and more. Additionally, the career center offers a variety of career development workshops. Please visit the career center's website to learn more about career center services: https://careercenter.georgetown.edu/
  • Center for Student Engagement (CSE) - As life-long learners, students are strongly encouraged to participate in the variety of leadership development programs offered at Georgetown University. Whether one is exploring new leadership theories and models, or developing skills to strengthen their leadership within an organization, there are multiple opportunities to grow in one’s understanding of self and others from a leadership lens.
  • Women’s Center - The Women’s Center offers a fellowship experience through their Women Advancing Gender Equity (WAGE) program. WAGE seeks to foster student leadership on the Georgetown campus through mentorship, networking and community building. Their meetings and workshops revolve around self-exploration, social justice, career development, health and wellness, and provide access to resources that will guide students both on and off the Hilltop.
  • Campus Ministry - Guided by Georgetown's Catholic and Jesuit tradition, with its abiding commitment to interreligious collaboration, Campus Ministry equips students to lead lives of deeper meaning, belonging and purpose. Campus Ministry supports domestic and international immersion programs, service and advocacy opportunities and vocational discernment.
  • Veteran’s Office - The Veterans Office understands how military students arrive to campus with various experiences and that pursuing an education assists with achieving that next career goal. Whether you are making a transitional pivot into the civilian sector, meeting requirements to get a promotion,  preparing to return to the work environment, or entering the professional field for the first time, we encourage students to begin thinking and planning their career paths in the first few months of starting their program.
  • Hoya Gateway - Hoya Gateway seeks to connect Georgetown students and alumni for one on one career related conversations to prepare students to explore and reach their career goals and aspirations.  The program seeks to provide every student the opportunity to have at least one meaningful, productive conversation with an alumnus/alumnae before graduating.
  • Georgetown University Graduate School - Office Of Graduate Enrichment

◦McDonough School of Business Career Management Center - The MBA Career Center is proud to partner with leading global organizations and our strong network of alumni to create top-notch opportunities for Georgetown McDonough School of Business MBA students.

◦Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service Graduate Career Development Center - The SFS Graduate Career Center serves students and alumni from eight SFS graduate programs as well as four programs from the Government Department, providing individual career advising, targeted job search skills workshops, a regular Career Bulletin, access to targeted employers through information/industry sessions and site visits and access to WalshWorks, a database featuring thousands of job and internship postings.

◦McCourt School of Public Policy, Career Services and Alumni Engagement - Office of Career Development and Alumni Engagement, through its partnerships with employers, alumni, students and other Georgetown University constituents, is to create and foster a community of collaborative learning designed to advance the career development process.

  • Center for Social Justice (Non- SA Department) - The Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching, and Service (CSJ) is a hub at Georgetown University through which students, faculty, and staff engage in Washington, DC through activism, advocacy, service, volunteerism, and community-based learning and research. Through CSJ, University community members also support social justice efforts across the United States and around the world, through service and immersion experiences, disaster relief fundraising, and research and public service fellowships.
  • Georgetown University Alumni Association (Non- SA Department) - The mission of the Georgetown University Alumni Association is to generate goodwill and support for the University and to foster a lifelong connection among alumni, our alma mater, and the global Georgetown community. Association programs are an established network that help create social, service, and career opportunities around the world. All alumni from all campuses are members of the Alumni Association and are entitled to take advantage of Alumni Association resources.

◾The Alumni Career Network: More than 18,000 Georgetown alumni worldwide are waiting to help you in your career exploration. Georgetown’s Alumni Career Network is a service of Alumni Career Services and the Georgetown University Alumni Association. In partnership with Georgetown’s alumni clubs, the Alumni Association also hosts student-alumni career symposiums nationwide during winter break in addition to industry-specific career events for students throughout the year.

  • Georgetown Scholarship Program (Non- SA Department) - The program consists of alumni, parents, and friends of Georgetown University committed to providing resources and support to all deserving students, regardless of socioeconomic status. By receiving a 1789 Scholarship, a student is admitted into the Georgetown Scholarship Program, where they have access to a vast alumni network, career and academic help, mentorship programs, and campus support.


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Spiritual wellness explores your sense of meaning and existence in life to then fulfill your purpose. Faith, beliefs, values, morals, and ethics help to shape your personal spirituality. It is through the intentional practice of these attributes that you develop spiritual wellness. Nurturing and strengthening your spirit allows you to persevere in the face of difficulty and overcome obstacles.  It creates a sense of peace and grace that can aid you in life’s journey, no matter what your beliefs are. Spiritual wellness provides a lifelong foundation in which we are able to embrace others, promote service, and build community.

Spiritual Components

•Life’s purpose/calling
•Development and reflection of values, beliefs, morals, ethics
•Jesuit Values
•Social justice
•Gratitude and kindness

Spiritual Campus Resources

  • Campus Ministry (Non- SA Department) - Campus Ministry seeks to live out John Carroll’s legacy by calling all members of the university community – regardless of religious tradition – to integrate faith and learning to share their gifts with the world, especially the poor and marginalized.The Office of Mission and Ministry provides retreats, seminars, lectures, national and international immersion experiences, service projects, pastoral care, and opportunities for worship and spiritual reflection on campus, on location, and on-line.
  • Center for Social Justice (CSJ) - 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.
  • Women’s Center - The Women’s Center collaborates and co-sponsors programs that examine the intersection of faith, social justice and gender identity. In partnership with Campus Ministry and CMEA, the Women’s Center hosts an annual retreat called VOICES. The VOICES retreat provides students a space to explore, identity, community, faith and social justice.
  • The Office of Residential Living - The Office of Residential Living embraces the Jesuit values that shape our experience and interactions at Georgetown.  In strong partnership with Residential Ministry and the Chaplains in Residence program, Residential Living engages students in formative experiences such as reflection and community service initiatives, while inviting students to be persons for others in the promotion of justice. This department provides such programs as Chaplains in Residence.
  • LGBTQ Center - The LGBTQ center has sought to build on the rich interfaith and intellectual engagements of Georgetown to create a Center that will speak to the campus’ rich diversity. In collaboration with Campus Ministry, they create safe, welcoming environments where people can bring questions and even struggles about faith and meaning. All people are treated with compassion and sensitivity. They provide opportunities for members of the University community to reflect theologically on sexuality and other life issues.


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Emotional wellness is being attentive to your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, whether positive or negative. You strive to manage your emotions and stress effectively.  This dimension of wellness encompasses dealing with situations realistically, coping with change and loss, and responding to life events resiliently. Emotional wellness encourages healthy decision making, taking responsibility for your actions, and learning how both affect others. It promotes self-awareness, self-respect, and inspires the development of inner strength. Overall emotional wellness embraces stress management techniques such as relaxation, reflection, meditation, and self-care.

(connection between mind and body- recognizing how your emotional wellness affects physical wellness)

Emotional Components

•Recognizing positive and negative feelings
•Managing acceptance and rejection
•Coping mechanisms
•Stress management
•Relationship with self and others
•Mental health concerns
•Body Image
•Self-esteem & self-worth
•Saying "no" without feeling guilty
•Adjustment to college

Emotional Campus Resources

  • Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) - Many students come to CAPS when they experience life events or academic pressures that leave them feeling anxious, confused, lonely, angry, depressed or overwhelmed. When those feelings persist for more than just a few days, it is often helpful to speak with an unbiased, objective professional. Some students come only for consultation about how to help a friend or family member. Any personal issue that is troubling a student may be discussed in counseling.
  • Center for Multicultural Equity and Access (CMEA) - CMEA provides advising to support academic and personal development amplified by both in-office walk-in and scheduled weekly counseling appointments with a licensed Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) psychologist. Additionally, a Heath Eduction Services staff clinician holds office hours in CMEA.
  • Campus Ministry - Campus Ministry houses The John Main Center for meditation and inter-religious dialogue at Georgetown University promotes the integration of meditation into daily life. The Chaplains and Jesuits in Residence provide pastoral care and crisis intervention to students of all faith traditions and none.
  • Center of Student Engagement (NSO) - New Student Orientation (NSO) is a program that introduces new students to Georgetown University. Over 200 upper-class student volunteers serve as Orientation Advisors and help ease the transition to Georgetown University. Before each fall semester, NSO welcomes first-year and transfer students by providing them with a variety of events and activities designed to make them better acquainted with the university and their peers.
  • LGBTQ 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.
  • Residential Living - The Office of Residential Living serves as an integral part of the University's Safety Net.  Resident Assistants and Community Directors, in partnership with the Chaplains, Jesuits and Faculty in Residence, offer students programs and spaces for reflection, connection and learning.  Living in community, students learn to care themselves, their peers and the their physical space. 
  • Yates Field House - Yates offers yoga classes for students, faculty, and staff through various Group Fitness and Leisure and Recreation Educational classes. Participants learn and master a basic Yoga routine. Instruction is given on the five principles of Yoga to pursue physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
  • Health Education Services - Health Education Services (HES) is a campus provider of health education, and seeks to promote the health and well being of all students through care for the WHOLE Hoya: body, mind, and soul. HES has a mission of empowering students to take responsibility for decisions regarding their health. HES actively tries to increase community identification of students at risk. HES provides regular educational outreach and consultation to students and others within the University.


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Sexual wellness involves engaging in the pursuit of knowledge and the skills needed to make informed, healthy decisions about your sexual self. It requires getting regular check-ups, testing for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) if appropriate, and avoiding risky sexual behaviors. Sexual wellness involves the process of accepting your sexual identity, engaging in sexual relationships that are consistent with your values and development, and refraining from using sex to manipulate or influence others. You promote a culture of consent and are able to clearly communicate and express your sexual limits and honors others limits with openness and acceptance, to include abstinence.

Sexual Components

•Sexual health education
•Risk-reduction around Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and pregnancy
•Pregnancy resources
•Sexual orientation
•Promoting a culture of consent
•Clear communication and honor of sexual limits
•Sexual assault resources

Sexual Campus Resources

  • Women's Center (WC) - The Women's Center provides information and resources about women’s health and wellness, sexual assault and gender based violence and offers pregnancy tests. The Women’s Center also organizes educational opportunities that provide space for students to discuss wellness and resources.
  • LGBTQ Center - The LGTBQ Center seeks to appreciate the inherent mysteries and paradox of our common human condition, and find ways to support all community members to achieve a full range of expression of their own humanity. The Center is a welcoming and open space for all students, and the friendly staff are always around to answer questions and talk.
  • Health Education Service (HES) (SAPE) - HES provides regular educational outreach and consultation to students and others within the University. They often serve as the first point of contact for students who have problems but are not sure what to do or whom to see. Students do not need a referral to seek services from a health professional in our office, and we do not charge for services. HES provides assessment, treatment, and/or referrals for students experiencing problems with sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, pregnancy, and health.
  • Student Health Center (SHC) - At the Student Health Center, they believe you should develop personal responsibility for your health during your years at Georgetown. They provide preventive care including comprehensive physicals for both men and women, evaluation and management of  gynecologic and genito-urinary concerns, and STI screenings and prevention . The Health Center also handles urgent needs such as infections and more complex problems with same day appointments. Prescriptions/BC (link to FAQ)


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Social wellness involves developing, fostering, and maintaining healthy and supportive relationships based on trust, honesty, and respect. It is understanding how to balance the needs of a romantic relationship and recognizing when a relationship is no longer enriching. You are able to budget and balance your time between commitments and leisure.  You consciously choose to utilize effective communication skills to create mutual respect among community members. It is being an ally for others and allowing others to care for you. Social wellness embraces interconnectedness and a genuine appreciation for those around you to create a just and caring community.

Social Components

•Healthy and fulfilling relationships
•Respect for self and others
•Connection with a community 
•Engaging across differences
•Communication skills
•Balancing responsibilities and leisure
•Outreach and volunteering

Social Campus Resources

  • Center for Student Engagement (CSE) - Center for Student Engagement works with undergraduate to create an engaging and vibrant co-curricular experience. By empowering current Georgetown students to create the campus community and culture, we help students develop practical leadership and social skills that complement and enhance the classroom experience. They help create a pluralistic campus community that fosters integrity and collaboration; high quality programs that spark curiosity and inspire action; and reflective practice that deepens self-knowledge and awareness.
  • Office of Student Conduct - The Office of Student Conduct is commissioned with the task of detailing the rights and responsibilities of students, adjudicating disciplinary matters and, when necessary, imposing sanctions for violations in accordance with the Code. The Office of Student Conduct serves as a resource to the entire University community through its efforts to meet the educational and developmental needs of students related to community standards, conflict management and resolution, civility, respect for self and others, and the love of truth.
  • The Office of Residential Living - Living in a community calls each individual to challenge, support and encourage one another in a relationship of mutual trust and respect. Georgetown’s rich tradition of student ownership and leadership is present within the residential communities and involves collaborating, communicating, taking personal responsibility, and developing supportive relationship among all members.
  • Office of Neighborhood Life - Office of Neighborhood Life (ONL) is committed to fostering good relationships between neighbors and students by increasing students' awareness of their responsibilities to act as good citizens and addressing neighbors' concerns about student behavior off campus.
  • Women’s Center (WC) - The Women’s Center strives to celebrate, honor, and empower our campus community. They offer a diverse selection of educational programs, volunteer opportunities, services, and resources to engage the Georgetown campus in meaningful ways. The Women’s Center works closely with students, staff, faculty, and alumni to address the needs of the Georgetown community and strives to create a supportive environment that is respectful and reflective of the Jesuit value of Cura Personalis.
  • Veteran’s Office - Georgetown University Student Veteran Association (GUSVA) is a chapter of Student Veterans of America. GUSVA is a student group dedicated to advocating for veterans issues on campus. GUSVA's goal is to make a community of student veterans, military families and allies on campus who can support, network, socialize, and assist each other as they achieve their educational goals.
  • Center for Multicultural Equity and Access (CMEA) (Black House/Casa Latina) - CMEA oversees two dedicated houses, The Black House and La Casa Latina, on campus where all students of color can gather to share narratives, meet one another, and engage in vital discussions. Both houses serve as a centralized location of inclusivity and aim to meet the needs of students of color by implementing programs, events, and dialogue in a community-centered space.
  • LGBTQ Center - The LGBTQ Resource Center is committed to providing holistic development opportunities for students here at Georgetown University. As part of that commitment they host a number of initiatives that are geared towards supporting the intellectual and social development of our students. The Center works in partnership with campus partners, academic departments, GU Pride and other student groups to create educational and social programming throughout the year.
  • Campus Ministry - Campus Ministry is home to a diverse array of active student organizations that welcome students of all traditions and beliefs. These organizations offer many student-led activities, including religious observances, retreats, pilgrimages, interreligious dialogues, philosophical discussions, social justice advocacy, community service, artistic performances and regular social gatherings. In addition, the Christian Ministries of the Office of Campus Ministry offer Hoya Faith Groups (HFG) as an invitation for students to explore questions and share experiences of faith in a community. Rooted in an experience of community, HFGs create an opportunity to delve deeper into life and faith. 
  • Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) - We acknowledge the importance of valuing differences among and between one another. Our mission often extends beyond the consultation room and into the campus community.  Through outreach, partnerships, and consultation initiatives to faculty, staff, parents, and other campus offices, CAPS seeks to promote psychological health as a value to the Georgetown community.
  • Health Education Services (HES) - In addition to individual services for students, Health Education Services hosts year-long campus programming, including I Am Ready, Are You Ready, THRIVE Week, Hoya RealTalk, the Hoya Health Hut, the Stall Seat Journal, and the Social Norms Campaign, among others. Health Education Services also advises the Sexual Assault Peer Educators (SAPE) and Active Minds at Georgetown University. Finally, HES provides training for a variety of campus partners.
  • Center for Social Justice (CSJ) (Non- SA Department) - Through all of its programs, CSJ endeavors to work alongside with community members and partners, engage thoughtfully in sustainable interventions, and affect short-term relief and long-term social change.
  • Georgetown University Police Department (GUPD) - Georgetown University Police Department’s mission is to protect the Georgetown University community, ensuring a safe and secure learning  and living environment through trusting partnerships and professional police services.

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