The integration of mission into the lives and work of faculty, staff, and students is a hallmark of both Jesuit and Catholic education. What distinguishes Georgetown University in this area are the specific ways we, as a community, continue to both search for and find God in all things.

When we are speaking about mission at Georgetown University, we are speaking about a pedagogical style that:

  • honors spirituality as central to human experience and maintains a place for human wonder
  • respects the need for a thoughtful, critical stance vis-à-vis the realities of the human condition
  • works constructively though a hermeneutics of suspicion toward the realization of new opportunities
  • embraces the world on both the global and local levels, emphasizing the possibilities of human agency
  • takes seriously the pursuit of ideals, working toward the achievement of a more complete good