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GEORGETOWN BLACK STUDENT ALLIANCE/FACEBOOK | Minority and affinity organizations like Black Student Alliance create spaces for building community for students who might not feel represented within the wider institution. These organizations demonstrate the power clubs can have when driven by inclusivity, but they also recognize that community on campus should not be restricted to clubs.

Minority Groups Embrace Identity, Inclusion

Georgetown has been criticized in the past for club exclusivity on campus, yet students are still able to find groups that celebrate acceptance. Given the university’s status as a predominantly white institution, minority students are more aware of the need for inclusive spaces. Minority and affinity groups on campus, which[Read More…]

by April 12, 2019 0 comments Club Issue, Guide - Top, The Guide

Casa Latina Opens, Looks to Establish Campus Role

La Casa Latina opened its doors to the Georgetown community Saturday, marking a historic milestone a multi-year long effort to create a space for Latinx students to build and empower their community. Led by the Latino Leadership Forum, Casa Latina was approved last year to be created as a safe[Read More…]

by September 23, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Casa Latina Fosters Community

Casa Latina Fosters Community

Casa Latina, a permanent safe space for the Georgetown Latino community housed next to Black House on 36th street, will be launching this fall and is currently evaluating 11 applications for five spots to reside in the house next year. The Latino Leadership Forum and the Last Campaign for Academic[Read More…]

by February 12, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Students gathered for a vigil on the events in Ferguson in Red Square in August.

From Ferguson to Georgetown, Igniting Conversations on Race and Diversity

On the eve of the first day of classes in August, a collection of members of the Georgetown University community found their way to Red Square. Two weeks earlier, Michael Brown, an 18-year-old black male, had been shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., triggering nationwide protests decrying police[Read More…]

Plans for Casa Latina are modelled after the Black House, pictured. Advocates hope the two communities can be located adjacently.

Finding a Home For Casa Latina

The Latino Leadership Forum is advocating for the creation of Casa Latina, a permanent space in the style of Black House that would function as a safe space for Georgetown students, alumni and allies. The LLF is composed of various Latino student groups, including the Latin American Student Association, GU[Read More…]

by February 24, 2015 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top

Engaging Student Diversity

This past week, Provost Robert Groves sent an email to the undergraduate and graduate student bodies, soliciting applications for a standing committee on diversity. According to the email, the diversity committee will consist of students, faculty and administrators who “work collaboratively on projects throughout the year.” Potential projects include diversity,[Read More…]

by February 3, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
Nancy Hinojos (MSB ’15) holds many campus positions, including being resident director of the Black House.

Senior Discusses Importance of Black House on Campus

Nancy Hinojos (MSB ’15) keeps herself very busy. She is a dancer in Groove Theory; she sits on the board of the Georgetown Aspiring Minority Business Leaders & Entrepreneurs; she is on the SFS Academic Council; and she is a Patrick Healy Fellow through the Center for Multicultural Equity &[Read More…]

by October 17, 2014 0 comments Features, Guide - Top, The Guide
Michelle Xu

More Money, More Months

This semester, the Office of the President motioned to offer funding to various culture-related student groups on campus in an effort to establish and finance several cultural heritage months at Georgetown University. This action reflects a growing recognition and appreciation of the diversity of these student groups and how they[Read More…]

by October 7, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

#BBGU Prompts Discussion

“Having an academic advisor who acts really surprised when you excel in your classes.” “When everyone looks at you when the word ‘slavery’ is brought up in discussion.” “No black hairdressers on this side of town. So you have to trek 30-plus minutes.” “Having to defend why I am part[Read More…]

by December 6, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News

The Black House

When Conan Louis (FLL ’73) arrived at Georgetown in 1969, he was one of about 30 black students in the entire undergraduate population. There were no black members of the faculty or the administration. Although the university admitted its first black undergraduate in 1950, almost two decades later, the student body[Read More…]

by April 29, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News