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The mission of the Georgetown University Alumni Association Black Alumni Council is to serve as the primary vehicle for the inclusion, engagement, and connectivity of Black alumni across the Georgetown University community; foster relations between Black alumni and Black students, faculty and staff; and to facilitate outreach from the university to the broader community.

Announcing the Launch of the Black Alumni Council

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    Letter from the Black Alumni Council Founding Leadership

    We are proud to announce the launch of the Georgetown University Black Alumni Council, the first-ever affinity group within the Georgetown University Alumni Association.

Interview with President John J. DeGioia

President John J. DeGioia (C’79, PHD’95) shares his journey to the Hilltop and the influences, including the campus Black community, that shaped him both personally and professionally. It is his hope that we learn from each other, and celebrate our unique stories, diverse history, and culture to realize the promise of our university.

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Black Alumni Summit

The biennial Black Alumni Summit is planned by and for the Black Alumni community of Georgetown. It is hosted by Georgetown University Alumni Association and the Black Alumni Council to celebrate the professional and personal achievements of our diverse and accomplished Black alumni community. The summit brings undergraduate and graduate Black alumni from across the globe, classes, schools, eras, professions, and walks of life back to the Hilltop to reconnect with each other and with the university.

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Patrick Healy Dinner

The annual Patrick Healy Dinner celebrates the achievements of Georgetown’s Black alumni, students, faculty, staff, and administrators. Proceeds from the dinner support the Patrick Healy Scholarship, which promotes diversity at Georgetown by providing assistance to students who have demonstrated financial need for scholarship aid.

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Soul Hoya Reunion Weekend

Soul Hoya Reunion Weekend is a way to reconnect with our fellow alumni, remember our shared experiences, and re-engage with the institution that played such a vital part in our educational and personal growth.

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We Are Georgetown: Celebrating our Black History

We Are Georgetown is an oral history project designed to document and share the rich history and experiences of the Black community at Georgetown University, leveraging oral histories, artifacts, and memorabilia. Co-chairs Michael C. Ford (L’84) and Fonda Sutton (SFS’87, L’95, G’15) lead the alumni and current student volunteers for this project. 

The project’s initial focus is on the stories of Black students, faculty, staff, alumni, and others from the 1960s to the present day. This project aims to represent an intergenerational portrait of the Black narrative, spanning across the university’s undergraduate colleges, and its graduate schools and programs.

The We Are Georgetown: Celebrating Our Black History interviews are presented in partnership with Georgetown University Library and made available in DigitalGeorgetown. Explore interviews or search for a specific topic or individual. 

Check out this introductory video about the project. If you are interested in volunteering with We Are Georgetown, please fill out this form or submit your inquiries to

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