CMEA and the Office of Undergraduate Admissions gather a panel during Georgetown's John Carroll Weekend in Austin, TX from April 20-23, 2017
This panel will explore the college access and success trends in higher eduction to ensure a diverse and inclusive campus community held on Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 at 2:30pm at the Four Seasons Hotel, Austin. The meaning and importance of diversity and inclusiveness for prospective students is a major topic in higher education today. At Georgetown, future Hoyas bring a rich diversity of culture and talent to the Hilltop. This discussion will explore the themes of access, diversity, and inclusion through pre-college programs, the demographic and cultural shifts in higher education, and the multifaceted narratives of students of color, first generation college students, and undocumented students. For more information and to register for JCW, please visit http://jcw.georgetown.edu/2017/
Join us for the 2nd Georgetown University Black Alumni Summit from October 20-22, 2017
The Georgetown University Black Alumni Summit is a biennial gathering planned by and for the Black undergraduate alumni of Georgetown University. From October 20-22, 2017, we welcome Black alumni of all classes, schools, eras, professions & walks of life from across the globe back to the Hilltop to reconnect with each other and the university.
Through topical programming (panel discussions, networking and social activities), we will channel the vast and underutilized energy of Black alumni toward a heightened level of community and university stewardship. For more information, please visit http://advancement.georgetown.edu/bas/
A Letter from CMEA Director, Charlene Brown-McKenzie
We always look forward to sending you updates from the Hilltop to Inform, Ignite and Inspire as we begin another semester! Our students remain active and engaged in issues of social justice on campus and around the globe.
1. Some of our student advocacy has included the Working Group on Slavery, Memory & Reconciliation: https://sites.google.com/a/georgetown.edu/slavery-memory-reconciliation/
2. The university's response to racial justice: https://president.georgetown.edu/working-group-racial-injustice
3. Launching the university's first website for undocumented students: https://undocumented.georgetown.edu/
4. Expansion of the Community Scholars Program with a STEM component designed to expand opportunities for first-generation college students and those from traditionally underserved communities pursuing studies in the sciences: Georgetown Launches Science Program Focused on First-Generation College Students
We also celebrate a new affinity space for Latinx students. Launched in Fall 2016 at 1320 36th Street, La Casa Latina is situated next to the historic Black House. It is a centralized location of inclusivity in which Latinx students can share their narratives, access resources integral to their success, and engage in vital discussions about the intersectionality of race/ethnicity, class, sexuality, gender, ability, privilege and power within the Latinx identity. The Black House will continue to assess and meet the needs of students of color by implementing programs, events, and dialogue in a community-centered space.
We encourage you to continue sharing your interest to mentor current students such as Hoya Gateway, give your time and talents on alumni panels, and donate to various programs that directly impact students such as the book scholarship; diversity education and multicultural programming such as The Black House; SOCA, and YLEAD.
I hope you'll stay connected with us by subscribing to the our weekly e-newsletter which highlights any upcoming events, special announcements, job/internship opportunities, and more! If you haven't already, please like our Facebook page here. It's a great way to stay up-to-date on all the exciting things happening on campus and with our students.
Take care and we wish you and those you hold dear a safe and happy spring season ahead. Hoya Saxa!
CMEA 2015-2016 Summary
Want to reconnect with CMEA?
1. Sign Up for the Alumni of Color Database to update your contact information and connect with current students: http://advancement.georgetown.edu/cmea/
2. Make a Contribution! As part of the Campaign for Generations To Come, go to http://campaign.georgetown.edu Click on Make a Gift, in the drop-down menu select Other and write CMEA. In the special instructions, direct your gift to any program of your preference or just leave it blank. You can also mail a check to the Center for Multicultural Equity & Access (37th & O Streets, NW - Leavey Center 511 - Washington, DC 20057). You can make your check payable to Georgetown University, and in the notes section indicate the program to you want to support or leave it blank. Some of the programs that you can support include: The Book Loan, Community Scholars Program, The Black House, and the Multicultural Reception during Homecoming Weekend.
3. Like our Facebook Page to post any opportunities and stay updated.