Improving athletic facilities and the athlete experience – from the varsity to intramural level – are top priorities for GUSA. All students can help shape the future of campus recreation, though, whether they visit Yates once a week or participate in a varsity sport. Information regarding Yates campus planning can be found on Georgetown’s website here. Students can also reach out to GUSA Athletic Affairs Chair Billy Perlmutter to get involved, offer suggestions, explain a problem, or find out more information on athletics and campus recreation.

What we’ve done so far:

  • Secured permanent funding from the Division of Student Affairs for the club sports athletic trainer salary, so that it will be largely funded by the administration rather than the student activities fee

  • Secured permanent office space in the Yates Field House for the club sports athletic trainer

  • Worked closely with the Office of Community Engagement to secure adequate off-campus field space for club sports while Kehoe Field is closed, successfully gaining limited access to Duke Ellington Field and the field at the Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School

  • Advocated for a major short-term renovation of Kehoe Field to make it usable for the 10 to 15 years before an eventual long-term renovation takes place, including a petition among club sports athletes and a presentation to the Board of Directors

What we’re prioritizing for the rest of our term:

  • Securing locker room use and equipment storage space for the varsity tennis team in the Thompson Athletic Center

  • Continuing to support student efforts regarding the university’s contract with Nike and their labor practices

  • Working with the Office of Planning and Facilities Management on the design and planning processes for a renovation of Kehoe Field next academic year

  • Working towards final approval for a short-term renovation of Kehoe Field at the winter meetings of the Board of Directors and Board of Regents 

  • Working with the Center for Student Engagement to ensure club sports teams’ ability to use of adequate off-campus field space leading up to a renovation of Kehoe Field

  • Increase awareness of the hidden costs involved in athletics