ABOUT THE CORP

THE LARGEST ENTIRELY STUDENT-RUN 501(c)3 NON-PROFIT CORPORATION IN THE WORLD

Students of Georgetown, Inc., commonly known as “The Corp”, is a public, non-profit, and charitable organization at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. It consists of seven subsidiary companies generating annual revenues in excess of $5 million. Only undergraduate students of Georgetown University work as employees or sit as members of The Corp’s Board of Directors, distinguishing business operations at The Corp from other student-run companies.

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410 EMPLOYEES

7 LOCATIONS

$85000 GIVEN IN SCHOLARSHIPS

 

 


Employment and Services

EMPLOYMENT AND EXPERIENCE

The Corp employs over 400 Georgetown undergraduate students, providing them with the opportunity to support themselves through college and build valuable relationships with their fellow Hoyas. Our employees bring different sets of skills that make them unique and valuable additions to The Corp.

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SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS

The Corp gives back more than $85,000 in scholarships to the Georgetown community, with each service offering a scholarship unique to its culture and values. The Corp Philanthropy Committee recognizes extraordinary students for their work on and off campus and supports Hoyas in need. Find out how The Corp can help you achieve your dreams here. 

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BEYOND CAMPUS

In addition to serving students, The Corp also gives back to the greater DC community. We sponsor local vendors, such as Dog Tag Bakery, and ensure our sustainability through our internal Sustainability Committee. We give the proceeds of our annual philanthropic event, Holiday Gala, to a charity of the community’s choosing. Click here to learn more about how The Corp works beyond campus.


A BRIEF OVERVIEW

The Corp has made many changes since its inception, but one thing has remained the same: our commitment to serving the Georgetown student body. This is our story.

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May Day - Georgetown Vietnam War Protests

May 3, 1971 – Georgetown students are injured by DC police while protesting on-campus.

 

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Students of Georgetown, Inc. Established

March 6, 1972 – The Georgetown Student Government resolves to sue the administration over the use of police force against students. They create a separate legal entity in order to file a lawsuit and name it the “Students of Georgetown, Inc.” 

 

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Vital Vittles Inception

March, 1972 – The Students of Georgetown, Inc., also known as “The Corp,” open a food co-op, selling yogurt and Coke. The service grows into “Vital Vittles.”

 

 

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Corp Storage Begins

1977 – The Corp begins a service to store students’ belongings over summer vacation.

 

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Corp Splits from Student Government

1990- Seeking independent status, The Corp splits from its parent organization, the Georgetown Student Government.

 

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Corp Diversifies Its Products, Opens UG

1995 – The Corp becomes more than a grocery store when it opens Uncommon Grounds, its first coffee shop, in 1994, which paved the way for 2 more coffee storefronts, More Uncommon Grounds (1999) and Midnight MUG (2003), as well as 3 other non-grocery stores, Hoya Snaxa (2003), Corp Catering (2009), and The Hilltoss (2014). 

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