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 Wellness Themes
•Healthy and fulfilling relationships
•Respect for self and others
•Connection with a community
•Engaging across differences
•Balancing responsibilities and leisure
•Outreach and volunteering
Social Campus Resources
Center for Student Engagement (CSE) - The 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, they 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 - The Office of Neighborhood Life 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 - 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) - 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 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 collaboration 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) - CAPS acknowledge's the importance of valuing differences among and between one another. Their 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 Research, Teaching and Service (CSJ) - Through all of its programs, CSJ strives to work alongside 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.
Institutional Diversity, Equity & Affirmative Action (IDEAA) - The mission of the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Affirmative Action is to promote a deep understanding and appreciation among the diverse members of the University community to result in justice and equality in educational, employment and contracting opportunities, as well as to lead efforts to create an inclusive academic and work environment. The Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Affirmative Action supports the University’s mission.