There is a wide array of opportunities available for you to engage with the campus community and beyond as a student at Georgetown University School of Medicine (GUSOM). Visit the links below to explore the different student organizations and extracurricular options offered at Georgetown, or click on each of the images above for direct access to a sampling of popular campus groups.
We have the privilege of educating a diverse student body with a variety of backgrounds and interests. While we strive to provide extramural experiences that appeal to all of our students, we encourage you to submit an application to form a new student club if you find that your area of interest or need is not currently represented at GUSOM. Current students are also encouraged to refer to the corresponding policy outlined in Appendix W of the Student Handbook.
To hold a GUSOM student event, please remember to complete the following steps:
- Confirm budget with your CCO via email
- Reserve space on campus
- Register the event with the Office of Student Affairs and Executive Council
- Apply for reimbursement
- How do I start a club?
- How do I post to the Event Calendar?
- How do I reserve a room?
- When will I be reimbursed?
- What is my budget? Quarterly Financial Statement?
- How do I request monies to attend a conference?
- How do I run a campus event?
How do I start a Club?
Any medical student enrolled at Georgetown can start a club by submitting and presenting a proposal of the tentative club to the Executive Council for a vote. The vote is intended to look at the possible interest and support in the organization as well as the overall intentions of the group. Upon approval the club/organization must exist for a probationary period of one school year before they can submit a budget and receive funding for activities from Student Council. During this probationary year the group must demonstrate their commitment to the submitted intention through scheduled activities and the premises they were founded on.
How do I post to the Event Calendar?
By registering your event with the Office of Student Affairs and Student Council, you will have the opportunity to add your event to our school Google calendar.
How do I reserve a room?
1. Visit http://eventspace.georgetown.edu/virtualems/
2. Reservation Policies and Instructions
3. You will have to set up an account before you can start using the system.
If you have any questions, please contact Cameron Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Diana Kassar (email@example.com).
When will I be reimbursed?
Reimbursements typically take several weeks for processing. Students seeking reimbursement must submit a supplier registration form, found on the reimbursement page. Set up a "non-reportable student" account.
What is my budget?
Total budgets for clubs can be determined by contacting the Executive Council Treasurer. He/She is the person who will take the initial beginning of the year budget requests for each club in August and working with the total Student Council Budget from the Dean's Office determine the budget for each organization/club based on past budgets and proposed activities for the year for each specified club. Please remember that there are Tax Exemption Forms available for club purchases made in the DC area by contacting the Executive Council Treasurer.
How do I request monies to attend a conference?
Conference funding is now under the jurisdiction of the Dean's Office. Please visit this website to find the application.
How do I run a campus event?
Any club can run a campus event by requesting a room or if using the corridors to setup a stand please check with an Executive Council Member or Student Website to determine whether another event might be taking place on that date in the same area. Once the room or area is determined and reserved the club/organization should advertise to the classes they wish to involve via the list server listed at the bottom of each class link from the main page of the Student Website. Once the event has taking place submit your Reimbursement Form (or forms) as described above.