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A ramp, scheduled to be completed by early 2019, is planned to increase access to White-Gravenor Hall.

White-Gravenor Ramp Planned to Increase Accessibility

Georgetown University is set to construct a ramp to the entrance of White-Gravenor Hall to increase accessibility to the academic building. An upcoming renovation initiative aims to make White-Gravenor Hall more accessible by constructing a ramp to the front entrance of the building. The goal of the project is to[Read More…]

by November 7, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

EDITORIAL: ADA Needs a Georgetown Ally

Georgetown University is notoriously unfit for individuals with physical disabilities. Elevators break, buttons to open doors are nowhere to be found and students are left searching for university support. Unfortunately, the university has not yet established an effective framework for addressing its accessibility problems, nor has it made the existing[Read More…]

by September 14, 2018 0 comments Editorial
Pedro Arrupe, S.J., Hall is not compliant with ADA standards according to a GUSA policy team.

Arrupe Hall Fails ADA Compliance Standards

Pedro Arrupe, S.J. Hall, the newest dormitory built on Georgetown University’s campus, is not compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, members of a Georgetown University Student Association Accessibility Policy team recently revealed. Interior doors throughout Arrupe — including those to common rooms, study rooms, kitchens and the laundry room[Read More…]

by September 6, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

VIEWPOINT: Address Accessibility Shortcomings

When I made the decision to attend Georgetown University, I knew that navigating a historic campus in a wheelchair would be a challenge. The cracked cobblestone streets and picturesque staircases that blanket campus are clear red flags for those with mobility issues. Upon moving in however, I found that many[Read More…]

by November 1, 2017 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top
Accessibility Push Faces Tricky Terrain

Accessibility Push Faces Tricky Terrain

When Rachel Anderson (COL ’17) broke her leg on a spring night in 2015, she soon realized that getting in and out of the MedStar Georgetown University Hospital would be the easy part. It was navigating campus in the following weeks that proved to be much more difficult. On her[Read More…]

by April 22, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Constructing Better Access

This year will surely be one of the most inconvenient for Georgetown students in recent memory. With construction crews ready to start on a variety of projects around campus, blocked pathways and roundabout routes will be a hallmark of this year. But the inconvenience of extra walking time will be[Read More…]

by August 29, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Cura Personalis Should Comply With the ADA

In the Georgetown University Student Association senate Sunday night, we unanimously passed a resolution calling for Georgetown University to revisit accessibility policies in relation to campus events that occur outside of the classroom. In fact, the university website states, “Inspired by the Jesuit value of educating the whole person, Georgetown[Read More…]

by April 8, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Disabled Deserve Better

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 was a landmark piece of legislation that has protected the rights of those with physical or mental handicaps. While the Georgetown campus is in compliance with the ADA, it only takes a quick tour of the Hilltop to realize that much more could[Read More…]

by November 2, 2012 0 comments Opinion

Current Infrastructure Hinders Accessibility

Like many Georgetown students, Addie Joshua’s (SFS ’13) day is composed of a series of routines: a routine for waking up with the same daily tasks, a routine for getting to class on the same daily path, a routine for getting through days filled with the same daily obstacles and[Read More…]

by September 3, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News