Service, Volunteering, and Leadership

Georgetown University has almost 400 student clubs and organizations and growing, as well as a dedicated Center for Social Justice, which supports over 40 student organizations that work in the Washington DC, national, and global communities. Additionally, the Washington DC area provides numerous community service opportunities. Pre-health students get involved in pre-professional societies, social justice organizations, mentoring and tutoring opportunities, sports and creative pursuits. It’s best to follow your interests and be open minded to new opportunities. It’s more important to show passion and commitment through meaningful involvement than checking any boxes in your future application materials. Through active participation on campus and by volunteering with underserved populations students cultivate compassion, leadership, teamwork, time management and communication among many other skills, while building a community and finding like minded peers.

Below is a sample of clubs at Georgetown. For a full list, please go to the HoyaLink site.

Georgetown University Pre-Medical Society

works to provide Georgetown undergraduate premed students with resources regarding the premed track at Georgetown.

Georgetown University Minority Association of Pre-Health Students (GUMAPS)

is a program sponsored by the Student National Medical Association. GUMAPS aims to increase awareness concerning ethnic health disparities worldwide, thereby ensuring a diverse range of future health professionals that are not only ethnically competent and culturally sensitive, but socially conscious as well. 

Georgetown University Pre-Dental Society

works to provide Georgetown undergraduate predental students with resources regarding the predental track at Georgetown.

Georgetown University Students for Health and Medical Equity (GUSHME)

is a group of students interested in global health. The group fosters dialogue surrounding the lack of access and availability of healthcare services in the world and addresses social determinants of health through training of cultural awareness and sensitivity programming on campus, with local service partnerships and experiences abroad.

Georgetown University Math and Science Hands-On Enrichment (GUMSHOE)

is DC’s largest student-run math and science outreach organization.  The program consists of over 90 Georgetown students who serve as tutors for hundreds of elementary, middle, and high school students around the city.

Hands On DC

is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization that organizes projects to improve the physical condition of Washington, DC public schools.

American Red Cross DC

volunteers help support emergency shelters, support blood donations and deliver much-needed services to communities in need.

Habitat for Humanity of Washington DC

DC Habitat works with thousands of volunteers each year to create affordable homeownership opportunities for local families. 

Alternative Breaks Program

provides students with opportunities for social justice immersion in communities across the United States during spring break. Currently, the program supports seventeen trips that examine a diverse set of social justice issues ranging from poverty to prison reform.