Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion
Since its founding in 1789, Georgetown has welcomed a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff.
Building Bridges of Understanding
Georgetown McDonough’s rigorous academic programs are supported by a strong culture that encourages students to collaborate, forge close friendships, and extend their learning outside of the classroom and beyond campus.
Georgetown’s culture is inspired by the Jesuit principles of equality and respect for all, and these values are reflected in a diverse community that represents many different regions, cultures, and traditions. McDonough’s students come from all 50 United States and more than 50 countries, and the university’s 160,000 alumni reside in more than 110 countries around the world.
Georgetown offers many student clubs and campus events focused on celebrating different cultures. We also encourage women and members of minority groups including military service members and members of the LGBT community to enroll in our programs. The school believes that a diversity of thought enriches the learning experience.
Students have multiple opportunities to collaborate while working in small groups and studying overseas. They are encouraged to support one another in achieving their goals--forming a close network of colleagues and friends.
Georgetown McDonough is a member of The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, a national not-for-profit organization focused on diversity and inclusion in American business. The Consortium recruits new member schools selectively. Georgetown is the first university to join the roster since 2010. The McDonough School of Business’ global approach to business education and commitment to diversity made the school a natural fit with The Consortium. The school also partners with such organizations as the National Black MBA Association, the Toigo Foundation, the National Society of Hispanic MBAs, and the Forte Foundation.
MBA Focus on Diversity Day
“At Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, everyone helps each other. It’s something that’s done, and not just said,” observed Julie Sender, a prospective MBA Evening Program student who attended the school’s Focus on Diversity Day, Dec. 7, 2013.
Sender and 97 other prospective Full-time and Evening MBA students came to Georgetown McDonough for a day of diversity-related conversations, followed by the school’s annual International Festival, which is organized by the students in the MBA International Club.