On September 1, 2016 President DeGioia announced that Descendants of the enslaved people owned by the Maryland Province of Jesuits would receive preferential admission consideration at Georgetown University as a means of reconciliation recommended by the University’s Working Group on Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation. The preferential admission consideration would be similar to the care and attention given to applicants who are descendants of faculty, staff or alumni. Admission to Georgetown – to any university – is a complex decision that takes into account many factors. Being a descendant of faculty, staff or alumni, or being a descendant of the people enslaved by the Maryland Province, is one of these factors, but is not the determinative factor in the admissions process. No one factor guarantees admission to Georgetown.

If you believe that you are a Descendant of the enslaved people owned by the Maryland Province, please contact as early as possible in the admissions cycle. If it is determined that you are a Descendant, a staff member will contact the Admissions Office to update your application with that information.

For more information about Slavery, Memory & Reconciliation at Georgetown, please visit our official website at