Created By: Richie Mullaney
Welcome to Georgetown University. Founded in 1789, by Bishop John Carroll, Georgetown offers a unique educational experience, enhanced by our commitment to academic excellence, our location in the nation's capital, our emphasis on global relationships, and our heritage as the first Catholic and Jesuit University of the New Republic.
As a Jesuit institution, Georgetown is grounded in a 450-year-old educational tradition inspired by St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus. Today, as the consequence of this long tradition, our core values make Georgetown an inviting and distinctive educational community with a vibrant culture of service. And just as John Carroll welcomed Georgetown stuednts from various religious and cultural traditions, we hope that whatever background you bring to this tour today, you will gain an appreciation for the spirit of Georgetown in your own distinctive way.