Diversity on Campus
With a student body that represents over 50 nationalities, GU-Q provides culturally and contextually appropriate advocacy and encouragement to support our students’ holistic physical, mental, and spiritual health and well being.
Georgetown’s foundational Jesuit values help guide the work of the SWCC. The values of “community in diversity” and “Cura Personalis”, which is Latin for “caring for the whole person” are at the heart of our services. We promote valuing differences and encourage mutual respect and inclusiveness through a range of programs, events, curriculum, projects, and policies for students, faculty, and staff at the Qatar campus.
To provide comprehensive resources around wellness, we provide a variety of programs and activities, send regular newsletters and have developed The Humanity Tree wellness guide on the library website. The resources revolve around the humanity tree diagram which is rooted in diversity, and with branches representing growth in mind, body, spirit, and aspirations.
Inclusivity and Bias Reporting
According to our Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination in Education Policy, “Georgetown University provides educational opportunities without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, age, color, disability, family responsibilities, familial status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, personal appearance, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, source of income, veteran’s status or any other factor prohibited by law in its educational programs and activities.”
Georgetown University has a rich tradition of embracing people from a wide spectrum of faiths, ethnicities, cultures and backgrounds. The University considers acts of hate and bias unacceptable and antithetical to its commitment to an inclusive and respectful community. Students at GUQ are encouraged to report hate or bias related incidents to Senior Associate for Students, any of the administrators in Student Development, and/or through the main campus Bias Reporting System.
Sexual Misconduct and Title IX
Georgetown University prohibits sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic/dating violence, stalking, and discrimination based on pregnancy or parenting status. If you feel you have experienced an incident of sexual misconduct, please reach out to one of the resources provided on our Title IX pages.
Student Clubs and Organizations
While diversity and inclusivity are promoted through the activities of all student clubs at Georgetown-Qatar, the following clubs focus specifically on these issues:
- African Students Association: Promotes education on African culture, politics, economy, and religion and celebrates the unique and diverse continent that is home for many GU-Q students.
- Al Hilal Club: Hosts discussions around pluralistic understandings and awareness of Islam. All students are welcome to join, regardless of faith or background.
- Al Liwan: Qatar Student Association: Engages all students with the local language, culture and social heritage of Qatar.
- Amal Club: Volunteers to help and engage with the special needs community in Doha.
- Arabic for All: Integrating and localizing international students in the Qatari community by giving them the chance to learn more about Qatari culture and work on their Arabic language skills.
- Black Student Association: Encourages unity among black students, celebrates black culture and creates an environment that is free of racial profiling. Also creates awareness in the community on issues that black communities face worldwide.
- The Diversity Initiative: Celebrates the diversity of cultures, philosophies, and experiences of the Hoya community in Qatar.
- GU-Q Muslim Students Association: Provides a safe space for religious discourse, an opportunity for religious learning and increased tolerance between all individuals, regardless of religious standing.
- Hoyas Beyond the Margins: Initiates dialogue about inclusivity, including inter-racial, international, inter-ethnic, gender, sexual orientation, ability/disability, income groups and debility.
- Hoya Empowerment and Learning Program (HELP): Volunteers teach language and life skills to workers and service providers within the Georgetown community.
- The Latin American and Caribbean Society: Expands the GUQ community’s political, social and cultural understanding of Latin America and the Caribbean.
- Mental Health Society: Spreads awareness and aims to diminish the taboo about talking about Mental health issues, such as depression, stress, and anxiety, especially among young people.
- South Asian Society: Builds connections while discussing a variety of political, social and cultural topics about South Asia.
- Women’s Society and Development: Explores gender-related issues through dialogue, workshops, and events.
- Women’s Wellness Alliance: Promotes a community that uplifts each other, mentally and physically and encourages a broader society that is more self-aware.
For a full list of GU-Q student clubs visit the student club website.