Diversity and Access

Georgetown actively seeks out and recruits highly talented, motivated students from all walks of life and diverse backgrounds. Throughout the year, we conduct recruitment events in all 50 states, plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico & U.S. Virgin Islands. So whether you hail from a small rural community or a major metropolitan area – or somewhere in between, we invite prospective applicants to learn more about Georgetown’s dynamic, diverse and talented community of students.


Jaime Briseño

Senior Associate Director

My name is Jaime Briseño and I have been a member of the Georgetown admissions office for over 25 years. I am a former First Generation Low Income student from San Antonio, Texas, attended a medium sized public school (Memorial High School), followed by college on the East Coast. College was made possible by a generous need-based financial aid award. My regions of responsibility include: Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, as well as the Caribbean and all of Latin America. In my particular role at the admissions office, I welcome questions from you or your family (in English or Spanish) to help you navigate the college admissions process.

Mai Harman

Associate Director

My name is Mai Harman, and I have been in admissions for over 10 years. I graduated from a large public high school in Plano, Texas (862 in my graduating class!). During my time in admissions, I have enjoyed working on multicultural and diversity programming such as diversity fly-in programs. At Georgetown, I work closely with colleagues from the Center for Multicultural Equity & Access and the Georgetown Scholars Program. I would be happy to speak with you and your family about Georgetown.

Dashawn Cribbs

Senior Admissions Officer

My name is Dashawn Cribbs and I have been working in admissions for just under 3 years. I am from the southside of Chicago, where I graduated from Urban Prep Academies-Englewood Campus. I graduated from Georgetown University with a Bachelor of Arts in African American Studies in 2020. While attending Georgetown, I was a part of multicultural and diversity programs, such as the Community Scholars Program and the Georgetown Scholars Program. Now, I work directly with those programs and lead a diversity fly-in program. I would love to speak directly to you and answer any schools about campus life here on the Hilltop!

Norman Francis, Jr.

Senior Admissions Officer

My name is Norman Francis, Jr. and I am one of the newest admissions officers at Georgetown University. My regions are DC, Delaware, Maryland (Eastern Shore, Southern Maryland, PG County, and Baltimore County), and New Jersey (Central and Southern). My family has a military background so I have lived in Maryland, Rhode Island, and Georgia and I attended a small private school in Georgia. I graduated from Georgetown University with a double major in African American Studies and Government in 2020. While attending Georgetown, I was a part of many organizations and programs like the Black Student Alliance (BSA), Club Filipino, the Georgetown Student Association (GUSA), and the Boxing Club. Now, I work with the Georgetown Scholar Program (GSP), Georgetown Admissions Ambassador Program (GAAP) weekend, and Hoya Saxa Weekend (HSW). I would love to speak directly to you and answer any questions about school or campus life here on the Hilltop!

Malcolm Delfish

Admissions Officer

My name is Malcolm Delfish, and I recently graduated from Georgetown’s School of Health
with a degree in Healthcare Management and Policy. During my time at Georgetown, I’ve come to understand the absolute necessity of diverse communities and the many benefits that our multicultural hub can grant to its surroundings. I had the wonderful opportunity to observe and participate in many of the clubs, organizations such as: Project Lighthouse, the Buddhist Student Association, Prospect Records, Taekwondo, and the Black Student Alliance. It allowed me to immerse myself among people and cultures that were both similar and unlike my own experiences. I hope to bring this same experience to my time working here as an admissions officer. My regions include Arkansas, Alabama, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. I’m happy to answer your questions about Georgetown and assist you in your college admissions journey.

Reed Kohls

Admissions Officer

My name is Reed Kohls and this is my first admissions cycle at Georgetown. I represent the regions of Southern New Jersey, Western Pennsylvania, Southern and Central Virginia, and West Virginia. Additionally, I work closely with the Georgetown Scholars Program (GSP) and help coordinate the Georgetown Admissions Ambassador Program (GAAP) weekend. I am a proud recent graduate of our very own Walsh School of Foreign Service with a degree in International Economics, as well as an equally proud product of the Minnesotan public school system. Prior to coming to the Hilltop, I grew up west of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and spent time living in Northwest Los Angeles, California. While at Georgetown as an undergraduate, the most predominant groups in which I was involved were The Corp’s Hoya Snaxa, Georgetown Club Tennis, and The Hoya’s Arts & Entertainment section. I stay connected to the D.C. community through its expansive restaurant scene and local tennis matchplay.

We encourage you to review the various links in the UNIVERSITY RESOURCES area below, to find out more about the diversity presence on campus. If you have any questions about the student experience, resources or admissions, please contact our Diversity & Access Team at diversityadmiss@georgetown.edu.

To request a group tour of campus, please access the Group Visits page.

Undocumented Students

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions welcomes applications from interested students across the country and the world. All candidates for admission should submit the Georgetown Application and Application Supplement, regardless of country of citizenship, immigration status, where the student resides or attends high school.

Please note that all information provided on the application is confidential. Therefore, undocumented students should feel comfortable providing as much information as possible on the application forms. Immigration status does not have an impact on the admissions process.

Our admissions process is need-blind (applying for financial aid is not a factor) and this policy applies to all applicants: U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, foreign citizens, and undocumented students. Although federal financial aid is not available for undocumented students, you may qualify for a need-based scholarship directly from Georgetown. To learn more about the financial aid process, required forms, and deadlines, please consult the Office of Student Financial Services website.

To learn more about Georgetown’s commitment to Undocumented Students (both prospective applicants and current students), please visit Georgetown’s Undocumented Students website.

In the event you, your parents, or college counselor have any questions about the admissions process, please contact our office at 202-687-3600 and speak to one of our admissions officers. Alternatively, you may submit your question(s) by email to Mr. Jaime Briseño at brisenoj@georgetown.edu

LGBTQIA+ Students

Georgetown University welcomes all interested students to apply. Please note all information provided on the application is confidential, including sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. You will have the option to provide your preferred name when you submit the Georgetown Application. Keep in mind that your preferred name will be used on all communication you receive from the Office of Admissions, which may include emails, mailed letters, and phone calls/voicemails.

Georgetown University LGBTQ Resource Center is the first of its kind at a Catholic/Jesuit institution in the country. Explore the LGBTQ Resource Center’s website to see events for LGBTQIA+ students such as Lavender Graduation and OUTober2020, in addition to the Trans, Non-Binary, and Gender Non-Conforming Resource Guide, which has information on housing, all-gender bathrooms, mental health campus resources and more!

Georgetown University offers academic opportunities within the Women and Gender Studies Program in the Georgetown College and the Gender+ Justice Initiative which operates across Georgetown’s departments and campuses.

University Resources

The various office websites listed below contain useful information about life on campus or specific University resources, along with organizations which support and enhance awareness of Georgetown’s diverse community of students.

Community in Diversity
CMEA: Center for Multicultural Equity and Access
Campus Ministry
LGBTQ Resource Center
Women’s Center
Academic Resource Center
Student Organizations
Georgetown Scholars Program
Community Scholars Program

Related links

Scholarships & Resources for Hispanic & Latino Students
United Negro College Fund
American Indian College Fund
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
MALDEF: Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund
The Gates Scholarship
APIA Scholars