August 18-24, 2018


YLEAD is a week-long leadership program for first-year students and transfer students who are interested in and passionate about diversity and social justice. This pre-orientation program seeks to engage Georgetown students in the exploration of their identities and in reflective dialogues about diversity, with the goal of encouraging them to effect positive change on campus and in their communities.

YLEAD seeks to foster dialogue and action around complex issues including but not limited to race, ethnicity, social class, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, and ability. Twenty incoming students are selected each year to work closely with peer leaders to examine and tackle issues related to the intersections of identity, power and privilege dynamics in society, and how to best serve as social justice advocates.

YLEAD participants have the opportunity to meet leaders from the local Washington D.C. community, converse with student leaders from campus organizations and cultural groups, as well as ask critical questions of Georgetown faculty and administrators—including staff from the Center for Multicultural Equity and Access (CMEA).


There is no fee for YLEAD; meals and housing will be provided.


The 2018 Pre-Orientation Application will open on May 1, and applications will be due by June 12. Students will be notified of their application decision by June 28. We encourage students to wait until a decision has been communicated before making final travel arrangements.

Click here to apply!