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 Wellness Themes
•Physical surroundings (air, water, land and buildings)
•Tobacco use and secondhand smoke
•Reduce, reuse, recycle
•Safety and accessibility
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 (CSE) - 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) - 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 Research, Teaching and Service (CSJ) - 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 - 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 - A division of 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 federal, state, and local safety 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.