Common $ense: Your Money, Your Future - The mission of Common $ense is to empower Georgetown students with the tools and resources to manage money. We offer innovative and dynamic educational programs in hopes of improving students' financial literacy thus, allowing them to make effective financial decisions. Our goal is for all students to take these skills with them outside of college so that they may have a healthy financial future.
The Community Scholars Program - The Community Scholars Program (CSP) for more than 40 years has led Georgetown's efforts to promote social justice by enrolling a more racially and socioeconomically diverse student body. Managed by the Center for Multicultural Equity & Access (CMEA), the program provides enhanced educational opportunity for a multicultural cohort of first-generation college students who have achieved the dream of higher education through personal initiative, service, and academic excellence.
GSP was founded in 2004. Since then, it has been a vehicle for both financial aid and programmatic support for hundreds of Georgetown students. The goal of the GSP is for every student to feel integrated within the Georgetown community and to help strengthen the foundation for each student's success. By connecting GSP graduates, Georgetown alumni and parents, and Georgetown administrators and friends with current students, GSP forges a strong and unique network that allows students to thrive.
The Preparing to Excel Program, or PEP, is a pre-orientation program on campus for 40 incoming freshmen and transfers who want a head start on adjusting to the campus environment at Georgetown University. PEP seeks to integrate new students into the entire university community, both academically and socially, in order to provide them with a foundation for success during their time on the Hilltop. Furthermore, PEP allows new students to form strong bonds with their fellow PEPers that will last throughout their four years at Georgetown. Between making friends, establishing important contacts, and becoming more comfortable with Georgetown University, PEP gives new Hoyas the tools and resources to excel. PEP gives new students what they need to not just survive, but thrive!
PEP participants have the opportunity to explore the District, learn about resources available at Georgetown, discuss relevant topics with fellow new students, meet campus leaders and administrators, and become acquainted with the Georgetown and DC communities. The goal of the week is to explore and discover all that Georgetown and D.C. have to offer and to equip students with the knowledge to utilize these available resources and opportunities.
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: https://orientation.georgetown.edu/pre-orientation/pep.