Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
CLAS is committed to using all of our resources of research, teaching, and engagement to interrogate and transform the societies in which we find ourselves. As a community that studies, and cares deeply for, the region of Latin America and the Caribbean, we are acutely aware of how harmful and destructive the forces of racism, sexism, oppression, and exclusion have been throughout the hemisphere and around the globe. We seek to make equity and inclusion foundational to all our work.
As a lived expression of this commitment, CLAS cultivates diversity in its student body, as well as in its faculty and staff and in the events and projects the Center sponsors. On average, roughly 60 percent of our U.S. students are from an underrepresented population and roughly 25 percent are non-U.S. citizens. The exchange of viewpoints based on differing backgrounds, experiences, ideological perspectives, and methodologies is vital to our work as scholars, practitioners, and engaged citizens.
CLAS is a participating member of various programs that assist students of diverse backgrounds who wish to pursue careers in public and international affairs, including:
- The Association of Professional Schools in International Affairs (APSIA)
- The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program
- The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship
- The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program
- The Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship Program (PPIA)
- The Latin American Studies Association
Admissions and Scholarships
Non-U.S. students have equal access to admission and CLAS scholarships, and while we are especially interested in attracting and supporting students from Latin America and the Caribbean, there are no quotas for specific countries and all nationalities are equally considered for scholarship. In the “How to Apply” section you will find guidance on standardized testing for non-native speakers of English, and the “Financial Aid” section has links to information specifically for international students.
Diversity in Student Affairs
Students seeking information about diversity in student affairs at Georgetown can contact the Center for Multicultural Equity and Access at +1 (202) 687-4054 or Hoya Circles, a student-led group serving the multicultural graduate student community.
Georgetown University provides a full range of facilities and services for students with disabilities. If a student with disabilities wishes to discuss possible admission to the program and issues connected with the fulfillment of degree requirements they should contact the Academic Resource Center by calling +1 (202) 687-8354 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.