The Corp, Georgetown’s student-run nonprofit organization that operates the Midnight Mug on Lauinger’s second floor and several other storefronts on campus, celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2022. A new exhibition in Lau and online traces The Corp’s history, from its beginnings in the wake of the university’s response to Vietnam War protests to becoming the world’s largest entirely student-run nonprofit organization.
Officially known as Students of Georgetown, Inc., The Corp’s mission is “Students Serving Students.” Its business ventures over the years have met Hoyas’ shifting demands in many ways, from selling Coca-Cola and yogurt out of a New South closet to booking spring break trips to operating a summer storage service. The exhibition includes posters, photos, and news stories from The Corp’s 50 years in business.
View the exhibition online or in the Kerbs Exhibition Area on the third floor of Lau through May 2.
The Georgetown University Archives is seeking additional materials related to the Corp’s history. If you have documents related to The Corp you are interested in contributing, contact University Archivist Lynn Conway.