The Office of Government Relations and Community Engagement Mission

The Office of Government Relations and Community Engagement helps to fulfill Georgetown’s commitment to the common good in the District of Columbia and the metropolitan region. The office supports the university’s growth and economic development efforts, including master planning; facilitates and develops relationships with community organizations, local governments, and civic organizations; supports community-based research and scholarship; and strengthens the university’s partnership with our neighbors.

The Campus Plan

In Washington, D.C., universities need campus plans to establish the expections of their growth by the community nearest the campus. The Georgetown University Campus Plan 2017 – 2036 was unanimously approved by the District of Columbia Zoning Commission on December 1, 2016, with support from the Georgetown Community Partnership, Citizens Association of Georgetown, Burleith Citizens Association, Foxhall Community Citizens Association, and the Georgetown University Student Association.  The Plan represents the collective and collaborative work of University administrators, faculty and staff, student representatives, and community leadership to arrive at a twenty-year consensus plan for Georgetown’s historic main campus.

The Office of Neighborhood Life carries out many of the day-to-day operations of community engagement as set forth in the campus plan by supporting our non-university-affiliated community members in the neighborhoods nearest campus and our students that live off-campus.