Articles tagged: Referendum


What a smoke-free campus means for you

Nearly four years after students voted in favor of making Georgetown a smoke-free campus, the university implemented the policy on Aug. 15.  The students who voted for the proposal in... Read more


Respect Student Voices in Referenda

Students at Georgetown have precious few ways to have the university administration hear their voice. In a community with many diverse perspectives, the initiatives that the majority of students support... Read more


Vote Yes to Divest

After seven years of advocating for Georgetown to divest from the fossil fuel industry, GU Fossil Free (GUFF) will hold a divestment referendum on Feb. 6 alongside the GUSA executive... Read more


Students vote to create reconciliation fund for GU272 descendants

A referendum to recommend the creation of a reconciliation fund to benefit descendants of people enslaved by Georgetown University passed on April 12. The referendum recommends the establishment of a... Read more


Claiming a Misrepresentation of Maringouin, This Descendant Opposes the GU272 Referendum

Georgetown students are voting on a referendum to add a $27.20 per semester fee to fund projects benefiting the descendants of the 272 enslaved people sold by the university in... Read more


Students Ask Questions, Debate 272 Referendum at Town Hall

The GU272 Advocacy Team held a public town hall on the GU 272 Referendum on April 3, providing a space for students to discuss and ask questions about the referendum.... Read more


GUSA senate elections, 272 referendum, to be held April 11

The GUSA Senate election campaign period will begin on April 4, according to an email sent to students this week by the GUSA Election Committee, a body tasked with the... Read more


“Doing What Has Never Been Done:” GUSA Senate Passes Reconciliation Referendum for GU272

After four weeks of debate, the Georgetown University Student Association (GUSA) Senate passed a resolution approving a referendum on a reconciliation contribution for descendents of slaves sold by the Jesuits.... Read more


272 Reconciliation Contribution Referendum Passes GUSA Senate

The GUSA Senate passed a resolution calling for a referendum to create a reconciliation contribution to be provided to programs to benefit the descendants of the 272 slaves who were... Read more


GUSA Senate tables resolution on 272 reparations referendum

The GUSA Senate tabled a resolution calling for a referendum to be put to the student body concerning a reconciliation contribution to be distributed to the descendents of the 272... Read more


272 referendum resolution passes committee, moves to senate vote

The GUSA Senate Ways and Means Committee unanimously passed a resolution calling for a referendum to be put to the student body on implementing a reconciliation contribution for descendents of... Read more


GUSA restructuring referendum passes on third attempt

The third referendum attempt to restructure the GUSA Senate has successfully passed, according to the GUSA Election Commission on Friday, Feb. 23. The commission announced the result on Twitter at... Read more


Third referendum on GUSA restructuring attached to executive ballot

On Monday, Jan. 29, the GUSA Election Commission announced a two-question referendum will be attached to the executive ballot this February. The referendum proposes structural changes to GUSA and expands... Read more


GUSA constitutional referendum fails

A referendum on two amendments to the GUSA Constitution failed because while the majority of votes cast were in favor, the total number of votes in favor did not exceed... Read more


GUSA’s Smoking Referendum Falls Short

On Thursday, the Georgetown student body had the opportunity to vote on a GUSA referendum regarding a complete ban on tobacco consumption on the university’s main campus. The referendum is... Read more