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Siddiq Iddrisu (MBA'24)
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Faith that Does Justice: Siddiq Iddrisu (MBA’24)

Siddiq Iddrisu (MBA‘24) strives to make a positive impact on other people’s lives in everything that he does. His journey at Georgetown has been marked by a strong commitment to cultivating community — whether that be with his classmates in the Flex MBA program or volunteering with Georgetown Reach, a program that collaborates with underrepresented eighth grade students and their families to enhance their preparation and readiness for college.  

Through Georgetown Reach, Iddrisu has helped students improve their financial literacy ahead of college applications and campus life.

“College can be one of the best times of one’s life. It’s where you have an opportunity for freedom with the least amount of responsibilities,” said Iddrisu. “With that being said, I want to make sure that students are not blinded by some of the things they might face, such as budgeting and financial planning, once they get into college. I hope I can help give them a head start before they make these types of life decisions.” 

Siddiq Iddrisu pictured with members of the Omega Psi Phil Fraternity.

Iddrisu pictured with members of the Omega Psi Phil Fraternity.

For Iddrisu, education is about fostering a sense of community beyond individual learning and personal growth. 

“It warms my heart to hear students discussing financial concepts and applying them at home. Having those conversations with them fulfills me. Education is about helping others, not hoarding knowledge,” said Iddrisu. 

His desire to help others is not limited to Georgetown Reach. Since 2016, Iddrisu also has been part of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, where he is involved in community service as well as silent contributions to those in need through donations, recognizing that even small acts of kindness can make a big difference. 

“Trying to embody the Jesuit value of Faith that Does Justice is about helping those I can assist,” said Iddrisu. “No matter how big the table is, and no matter how much food we have, I want to make sure that everybody is taken care of.”

What motivates him to help others is rooted in empathy. “I know what it feels like to be hopeless,” Iddrisu said. “And I also know that it takes a lot of pride to ask for help. And when people seek help, I don’t take it lightly.” 

Iddrisu is committed to fostering a sense of belonging, where people are equally cared for and supported, in every aspect of his life. 

This story is part of the Embracing Our Jesuit Values series. Read the original story.

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