SUPPORT A PROJECT
Leavey Beergarden: $3,000
As part of the last Campus Plan, the Leavey Esplanade is now an on-campus open-container area where students over the age of 21 can drink alcohol. Since Fall 2017, the Esplanade has also been home to the new location of The Corp's Uncommon Grounds coffeeshop.
Help us continue to transform the Esplanade into a hub of social life and community by funding a heat lamp, six beer hall tables from Oktoberfest, and a custom set of cornhole boards.
Hilltop Compost: $1,215
We are Hilltop Compost, a social venture founded and run by Georgetown students. We provide a cheap, sustainable waste management alternative to groups in the Georgetown community.
We’re raising money to purchase our own compost bins, trolleys, signs, and uniforms, as well as cover our incorporation costs and a student stipend, so that we can officially launch our independent venture this semester.
Off-Campus Therapy Stipend: $4,000
Donations are needed to fund vital off-campus mental health services for seven Georgetown students during the 2018-2019 school year.
The Georgetown University Student Association (GUSA) is collaborating with University administrators and Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) to develop a stipend program for students with demonstrated financial need who seek off-campus mental health support. The University has committed to implement this program, but funding is necessary to pilot the program during the 2018-2019 school year.
Access to off-campus services is extremely important for students whose needs extend beyond the short-term services provided by CAPS.
We For She Dispensers: $3,200
This We For She project seeks to install menstrual product dispensers in every public restroom on the Georgetown's campus.
Georgetown’s restrooms don’t currently offer menstrual products, for purchase or for free. Offering them for free in all campus restrooms would reduce a financial burden for many students, faculty, and staff decreasing the stressors that students face during instances of sudden need. Even more importantly, it would demonstrate respect for members of our community and visitors by providing a basic necessity.
The money raised through SaxaFund will fund a pilot project as the first phase of a long-term program ensuring free products in every building on campus.
Citizenship Scholarship: $3,000
Fund a scholarship to help four immigrant facilities workers in the Georgetown community achieve U.S. citizenship.
Financial barriers make applying for citizenship inaccessible to many of the people who single-handedly keep our university functioning. Through a partnership with the Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor (which will screen and interview candidates) and the D.C. Schools Project (which will provide tutoring for scholarship recipients), we hope to subsidize the citizenship process for four eligible facilities workers in order to thank some incredibly important members of our Hoya family.
The Hoya Special Project: Tracing the 272: $3,750
The Hoya seeks donations to fund a week-long trip to Maringouin, Louisiana, to do original investigative reporting into the lives of a community of descendants of the Georgetown 272. According to estimates, upwards of 75 percent of the population of just over 1,200 in that small town are descendants of the slaves that were sold to keep Georgetown university afloat in 1838. Now, 180 years later, The Hoya will investigate the socioeconomic effects of the sale.