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Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

The Hoya

Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

The Hoya

The new class Hoyas Connected and student groups on campus work to connect students and provide them with support amidst the stresses of campus life.

Hoyas Connected, Mental Health Groups Offer Reprieve From Rigorous Academic, Extracurricular Environment

By Nola Goodwin March 15, 2024

Every week, students gather in a Georgetown University classroom — not to discuss international politics or to complete a biology lab, but instead to talk about themselves and their relationships with...

CHAKRAVARTI: Rethink GU Mental Health Care

CHAKRAVARTI: Rethink GU Mental Health Care

By Priyasha Chakravarti January 27, 2023

Yale University recently announced that it would allow its students to take a medical leave of absence from school in response to mental health concerns rather than requiring that they withdraw. These...

Durriya Meer Starts as New CAPS Director

Durriya Meer Starts as New CAPS Director

By Adora Zheng February 4, 2022

Durriya Meer, a licensed psychologist, is the new director of Counseling and Psychiatric Service (CAPS), Georgetown’s primary mental health agency that helps students overcome difficulties that may...

VIEWPOINT: Reinstate CAPS Grief Support Group

VIEWPOINT: Reinstate CAPS Grief Support Group

By Kira Pomeranz November 11, 2021

CW: This article discusses suicide. Please refer to the end of the article for on- and off-campus resources. I miss Ben. I miss sleeping on his couch, I miss sending him jokes through his girlfriend,...

Student Athletes Confront Pandemic Mental Health Hurdles

Student Athletes Confront Pandemic Mental Health Hurdles

By Margot Mather September 30, 2021

One night in January 2021, Chelsea Smith (COL ’21) was scrolling through Instagram in her childhood bedroom when one particular post began to tie her stomach in knots. The former Georgetown University...

EDITORIAL: Provide Comprehensive Mental Health Care

EDITORIAL: Provide Comprehensive Mental Health Care

By The Editorial Board September 23, 2021

As students navigate Georgetown University’s rigorous academic environment, readjust to in-person social life and cope with the grief and isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic, quality mental health care...

We Read the 200-Page Undergraduate Cultural Climate Survey. Here Are Our Takeaways.

We Read the 200-Page Undergraduate Cultural Climate Survey. Here Are Our Takeaways.

By Claire Stowe and Paige Kupas April 23, 2021

Georgetown University released the results from its first cultural climate survey April 16, providing an assessment of the campus environment and undergraduate students’ experiences with issues such...

Georgetown Expands Virtual Mental Health Resources Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Georgetown Expands Virtual Mental Health Resources Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

By Hansen Lian February 4, 2021

Georgetown University is broadening access to mental health resources to provide more support for students in the virtual environment during the COVID-19 pandemic. In January, the university launched...

VIEWPOINT: Ensure Support for International Students

VIEWPOINT: Ensure Support for International Students

By Nikita Dhar October 29, 2020

On Aug. 27, Counseling and Psychiatric Service sent out an email to all undergraduate students titled “CAPS Fall 2020 Groups,” promoting different affinity groups students could join for support this...

EDITORIAL: Ensure Mental Health Support

EDITORIAL: Ensure Mental Health Support

By Editorial Board April 28, 2020

As Georgetown University students transition to an online learning environment, they are now forced to access essential health resources, such as mental health services, virtually. In light of the increased...

EDITORIAL: Stop Failing Black Survivors

EDITORIAL: Stop Failing Black Survivors

By Editorial Board February 28, 2020

This Editorial discusses sexual assault on campus. Please refer to the end of the article for on- and off-campus resources. Georgetown University students have been sitting in Healy Hall since Monday...

EDITORIAL: Further Invest in CAPS Groups

EDITORIAL: Further Invest in CAPS Groups

By Editorial Board February 21, 2020

Demand for mental health services on college campuses has increased nationwide over the past few years, and many universities have invested especially in group counseling options as they try to meet this...

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