Mission, Vision and Values

Our Mission

Create comfortable, inclusive communities that foster formation and engagement.

Our Vision

Innovative Spaces, Integrative Learning, Dynamic Communities

Our Values

  • Care
  • Faith & Justice
  • Inclusivity
  • Learning
  • Service
  • Student Ownership

Diversity & Inclusion Statement

The Office of Residential Living provides an inclusive environment that embraces and values all of our members who live and work in our residential communities. We recruit, hire, promote and retain a diverse staff. Consistent with our Jesuit identity, the Office of Residential Living provides support, outreach and continued opportunities for students and staff members to actively engage in social and educational initiatives in order to enhance the pluralistic atmosphere of our community.


Georgetown University embodies the Jesuit ideal of Cura Personalis – caring for the whole person: mind, body and spirit.  Our department is helpful and responsive to both individuals and the community.

Faith and Justice

Georgetown’s commitment to diverse faith traditions speaks to the value of spiritual and faith development.  Our department engages in experiences and reflections inviting students to be persons for others in the promotion of justice.


Georgetown University embraces its inclusive tradition valuing the diversity present in our community and treating all with dignity.  Living in a community calls each individual to challenge, support and encourage one another in a relationship of mutual trust and respect.


For over 450 years, the Society of Jesus has valued a commitment to lifelong learning. Georgetown’s high academic standards and intellectual inquiry are developed and supported through spaces promoting intentional interactions, interactive learning, and reflective meaning-making.


The Division of Student Affairs is committed to providing transparent and responsive service to our students and guests, connecting effectively with other offices on campus, and using resources wisely and sustainably.  Our department utilizes efficient processes, on-going feedback and assessment, and training all staff levels to provide a quality experience.

Student Ownership

Georgetown’s rich tradition of student ownership and leadership is present within the residential communities. Living in a successful community involves collaborating and communicating, taking personal responsibility, and empowering initiative among all members.