The words "Black Lives Matter" painted on 16th Street NW in Washington, D.C.

Racial Justice

Grounded in its Jesuit value of faith that does justice, Georgetown University engages faculty, students, staff, and the wider community in addressing its own historical experience with slavery while also promoting racial justice.

Georgetown has sought to find ways to transform the systems and institutions that uphold inequities in health, wealth, and opportunity through research and scholarship. For example, the Racial Justice Institute (RJI), founded in 2021, is home to three research centers and pushes the frontiers of knowledge about race, equity, and action. In addition, Georgetown offers undergraduate degrees in African American Studies through the College of Arts & Sciences and coursework that focuses on the legacies of colonialism and connections between domestic and foreign racisms through the School of Foreign Service.

St. Mary's Building at Georgetown University

The School of Health's Global Mental Health & Well-being initiative and Center for Men's Health Equity are reshaping the conversation around local and global well-being and health.

Racial Justice Institute
The Racial Justice Institute at Georgetown University is a research hub where scholars, activists, and thought-leaders catalyze innovative social change across the academic, policy, and advocacy spaces. It also seeds and inspires the next generation of scholars and leaders addressing the vestiges of enslavement and well-being of Black, Indigenous, and people of color.