Georgetown University partners with local governments and business and civic organizations to support local and regional priorities and advance its academic mission. As an academic partner and the District's largest private employer, the university can leverage its resources to advance communities in the District and around the region. The Office of Community Engagement facilitates relationships with government and civic partners and provides support for faculty, staff, and students working with local governments.
Georgetown University is a member of the Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID) and actively participated in and endorsed Georgetown 2028, the Georgetown BID’s 15-year strategic planning process. The university works closely with the BID on transportation improvements for the Georgetown neighborhood, including studying the feasbility of an aerial gondola, extending the streetcar to the university, and advocating for a Metro station in Georgetown.
Georgetown University is a member of the Downtown Business Improvement District, which includes the Law Center and School of Continuing Studies campuses. The university began a formal research partnership with the Downtown BID in March 2015. In 2013, the DowntownDC BID recognized Georgetown University's School of Continuing Studies with the Momentum Award for Landmark Development Project.
Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia serves as a Trustee of the Federal City Council. The Federal City Council, led by former DC Mayor Anthony Williams, is a non-partisan organization dedicated to the improvement and advancement of the District of Columbia.
Georgetown University is a member of the DC Chamber of Commerce, which advocates for the business community in the District of Columbia.
Georgetown is a member university in the Consortium of Universities, which represents and advocates for universities in the Washington, DC-area. The Consortium leverages the resources of members universities to support communties across the region and provides academic resources to students of all member universities.
Georgetown University has been a member of the Greater Washington Board of Trade for over 75 years. The Board of Trade is the largest regional network of business and non-profit leaders and represents business interests across the Washington, DC metropolitan region.