Nominate your professor or TA for a mentorship or teaching award!

Did you have a professor, a graduate student teacher or a teaching assistant who was exceptionally awesome? Someone who really connected with you and was able to help you in ways that went above and beyond the expectations of an instructor or teaching assistant? Here’s your chance to acknowledge them! GSO is proud to announce the The Gerald Mara Faculty Mentorship Awards, Graduate Teaching Awards and Graduate Student Teaching Assistant Awards. Nominate your favorite professors, graduate student teachers and teaching assistants for the Awards – this will provide the teachers and teaching assistants with a chance to be recognized for their great work! Nominate them today for the Graduate Student Organization’s Teaching and Mentorship Awards Today!

Nominate your graduate student teacher/TA:

Nominate your professor:

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GSO 2013-14 Executive Board

President: Samuel Osea (

Vice President of Groups: Elizabeth Lee (

Vice President of Events: Danton Noriega-Goodwin (

Vice President of Advocacy: VACANT

Treasurer: Carina Minardi (

Public Relations Officer: Graham Cornwell (


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Apply for student group funding

Officially recognized student groups may apply for club funding from the GSO for Spring 2014 through January 17, 2014 at 5:00 pm. You must fill out a separate form for each event for which you are requesting funds.  No late submissions will be accepted. 

Club Funding Form, Spring 2014

  • Total cost per event cannot exceed $600.
  • Total cost per capita cannot exeed $15.
  • The sum of all Requests made by an individual group may not exceed $1,350 in any individual semester (applies to Fall/Spring funding cycles only).
  • Note: A group that has submitted Requests and adjusted Requests totaling less than $500 in the Fall semester and Spring swing funding period may submit Requests totaling $1,800 in the Spring semester.

Please review the GSO Budget and Club Funding Policy for additional policy rules.The Spring club funding budget will be up for approval at the GSO General Assembly meeting on January 28, 2014. For questions, email Elizabeth Lee, GSO Vice President of Groups, at

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Starting a new organization

In order to begin the process of being recognized as a GSO group, which is a semester long process, you fill first need to fill out the form here.

*Please note that to become recognized as a GSO group you must also be approved by the program representatives at the GSO general assembly meeting in May 2014, during which you will have to present your club and its mission. This form must be submitted no later than March 6, 2014.*

Student organizations wishing to have access to university benefits must have a unique organizational mission, meet eligibility criteria, and contribute to the open engagement of the Georgetown student community as outlined in the Student Organization Standards.

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Graduate Student Health and Wellness

Student Health Resources:

Student Health Center (202.687.2200)

  1. How to make an appointment
  2. Immunization Forms – must be submitted in July prior to beginning first semester
  3. Medical Leave of Absence Information and Official Policy

Counseling and Psychiatric Services (202.687.6985)

  1. Make an appointment – You must complete a brief evaluation with the Intake Coordinator before meeting with a counselor. You can do so over the phone or in person.
  2. Group Therapy and Support Groups – Free of charge
  3. Medical Leave of Absence Information and Official Policy

Crisis Counseling – If you are experiencing an immediate medical emergency, please call GERMS at (202) 687-4357 or 911. For non-urgent appointments with the professionals at Health Education Services, please call Patrick Kilcarr at 202.687.8944 (for concerns regarding alcohol and other drugs), and Jen Schweer at 202.687.0323 (for concerns regarding sexual assault).



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Health and Wellness

Georgetown Student Health Center
Located in Darnall Hall, next to Epicurean and the GOCard office.

Hours (closed on weekends):
8:30am – 4:30pm  Monday
8:30am – 4:30pm  Tuesday
9:30am – 4:30pm  Wednesday
8:30am – 4:30pm  Thursday
8:30am – 4:30pm  Friday

You can make appointments online, but you need to request an access PIN first. You can do so here.

Counseling and Mental Health (CAPS)
Located on the backside of Darnall Hall.

Hours (closed on weekends):
9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday

To make an appointment, first you need to have an “evaluation interview” with an Intake Coordinator. These last about 15 minutes. To set this up, call 202-687-6895. For after hours emergency consultations, call 202-444-7243 and ask for the on-call CAPS clinician.

Crisis Counseling
Health Education Services (HES) offers free and confidential counseling services to students who are victims of sexual violence or assault and students who are facing drug or alcohol-related crises.

Student Health Insurance
Georgetown’s Student Health plan, the “Premier Plan,” through UnitedHealthcare. A description of benefits is available here.


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Athletics and Recreation

Yates Field House
All graduate students with more than 6 credits in a semester are required to pay the Yates fee, giving them access to gym facilities at Yates. Exercise classes (yoga, spinning, etc.) are available for an extra fee.

Club Sports
Graduate students are eligible to compete with Georgetown’s club sports teams. The university has men’s, women’s, and co-ed club teams in a wide variety of 30 sports.

Georgetown Hoyas Athletics
Georgetown has teams in 23 men’s and women’s sports. For tickets to athletic events, go here.

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Several grants are available to graduate students for research and conference travel. Numerous other outside grants are available as well; the Main Campus Research office of the Graduate School can help students find applicable grants and assist in the application process.

Conference Travel Grants 
Available to both Master’s and Doctoral students. Applicants must have received official invitation or acceptance to a professional conference. There are two cycles per academic year, typically in mid-September and mid- to late-January. You can find more specifics here.

Dissertation Research Travel Grants
The Graduate School offers Dissertation Research Travel awards for up to $5,000 each. These competitive awards will support the travel costs of students enrolled in doctoral students engaged in archival or field research outside the United States. The actual amount awarded will depend on budgets submitted by nominees. The number of awards will depend on the available funds. The deadline is typically the end of September or beginning of October.

External Funding
Find external sources of research and travel funding for graduate students.


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Transit and Parking

Georgetown University Transportation Shuttle (GUTS)
GUTS operates five different routes from campus:
Arlington Loop
Dupont Circle 
Law Center
Wisconsin Avenue

Washington Metro Area Transit Authority (WMATA)
Guide to metrorail and bus maps.

Parking at Georgetown
Graduate students can park in Visitor Parking for $20 per day. Students with a Georgetown ID can park after 5 pm for $3. Visitor Parking is located in the Southwest Garage, accessed via Canal Road.

Bicycling at Georgetown
Capital Bikeshare

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Ombuds Office

The Graduate Student Ombuds Office provides an informal, impartial, neutral, and confidential environment where Main Campus and Medical Center graduate students can discuss University-related concerns and disputes. The Ombuds officer can listen, help students achieve a greater understanding of the problem and possible solutions, and look for information applicable to the situation. The Ombuds office does not advocate for any individual point of view, and does not participate in any formal grievance process, but works to promote a fair process for all. The function of the Graduate Student Ombuds Officer is to listen thoughtfully and sympathetically to the concerns of graduate students and to assist them in identifying options for addressing their concerns.

Professor Adam Rothman (History) is the Ombudsman for 2013-14 academic year.

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