Cura Personalis

One of the central tenets that animates the Georgetown approach to education is cura personalis, a Latin phrase meaning “care of the whole person.” The idea of cura personalis, rooted in the Jesuit tradition, is borne out in all aspects of the Georgetown University College of Arts & Sciences experience.

What does that mean? It means that the university is committed not just to your academic achievement, but also your mental and physical health, your spiritual growth, and your development as a citizen of the world. All of our faculty, staff, coaches and other representatives you meet will consider you as a whole person, which we believe fosters a healthy and vibrant university community.