For over 200 years, Georgetown Visitation has been guiding young women to become self-reliant, intellectually mature, and morally responsible women of faith, vision, and purpose.
Vistation's mission seeks to support students from racially, culturally, and socio-economically diverse backgrounds. Here in Visitation's safe, supportive environment, young women may ask difficult, at time uncomfortable, questions that enable them to open their minds and learn to value and respect an individual’s differences.
With this openness and acceptance as their foundation, young women head off into our complex world with the ability to support our society by communicating across cultures, valuing many different perspectives, and helping to ensure that we achieve our most valued outcomes.
Visitation's Diversity & Inclusion Mission is best stated in the Board of Directors' “Philosophy of Community Culture”:
In keeping with our mission of “Living Jesus,” Georgetown Visitation is committed to fostering an institutional culture which honors the dignity and sacredness of every individual. As a Salesian community, we derive strength from the belief that all people, as children of God, merit respect and equality. To fulfill the mission of preparing students to respond in a Christ-like manner to others, the Church and the global community, we recognize that it is vital to continue to develop and maintain an environment which values diversity, in all its multiplicity. Georgetown Visitation believes that we are strengthened intellectually and morally when diverse voices, perspectives, and backgrounds are present. We believe God calls us actively to embrace empathy, equity, and social justice in our work to educate women of faith, vision, and purpose. ~ Accepted March 2009 by the GV Board of Trustees