If this is an emergency, please contact Georgetown University Police Department (GUPD)
For the purposes of this document,
a few helpful terms:
- Reporting Person: person completing this Title IX Report form.
- Survivor/Victim: person who experienced the incident of sexual misconduct.
- Alleged Perpetrator: person who allegedly committed the act of sexual misconduct.
- Title IX Coordinator: University administrator responsible for responding to alleged incidents of sexual misconduct to ensure the safety of individuals and the campus community. Please note, a Title IX Coordinator is not a confidential resource, however, all information shared with Title IX will be treated sensitively and only disclosed to individuals with a need to know (to help ensure campus safety).
- Title IX Report: an account, including identifiable information (if available), of an incident involving sexual misconduct that is shared with a non-confidential University member. This does not initiate a formal complaint with the Office of Student Conduct, Law Center Ethics Counsel, School of Medicine’s Committee on Students, IDEAA (Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Affirmative Action), or the police.
- Formal Complaint: a formal allegation of a violation against another party (either faculty, staff, or student) filed with the Office of Student Conduct, Law Center Ethics Counsel, School of Medicine’s Committee on Student,IDEAA (Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Affirmative Action), or the police. Filing a complaint is optional.
- Confidential Counselor: a licensed clinician who can provide crisis intervention and counseling services, including assistance in accessing medical care, student and/or criminal systems, safety planning, academic assistance, and housing relocation. The information that an individual shares with a confidential counselor, including an alleged incident of sexual misconduct, will not be shared with anyone, including the Title IX Coordinator.
Georgetown is committed to maintaining an educational environment free of sexual misconduct, including sexual assault, sexual harassment, relationship violence, and/or stalking. Our Policy Statement on Sexual Misconduct explains how incidents of sexual misconduct are handled and has specific definitions to help guide your understanding of this important topic.
Georgetown’s Title IX Online Reporting Form allows individuals to report concerns or incidents related to sexual misconduct. You may also report directly to the Title IX Coordinator by phone, email, or in-person.
Such reporting can help ensure that survivors/victims of sexual misconduct understand their options and are made aware of available support and resources. Reporting can also help the University monitor trends and patterns, to more effectively prevent and respond to sexual misconduct and promote a safe campus environment.
Please note that reporting via this form does not initiate a formal complaint with the Office of Student Conduct, Law Center Ethics Counsel, School of Medicine’s Committee on Students, IDEAA (Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Affirmative Action), or the police. If you are interested in pursuing a formal complaint with any of those entities, the University’s Title IX Coordinator or a confidential counselor can explain your options.
If you are unsure about whether you want to report, you may wish to speak first with a confidential counselor. If you choose not to report, support and resources are still available to you.
Report an Incident of Sexual Misconduct
This form may be used for reporting concerns or incidents related to sexual misconduct.
Any information submitted through this form goes directly to the Office of Title IX Compliance and appropriate follow up will be taken as needed. Please note that the information is kept private and will only be shared on a need-to-know basis to ensure campus safety.
- Providing contact information is optional. If the reporting party’s or survivor’s/victim’s contact information is provided, the Title IX Coordinator will contact the reporting party or survivor/victim to offer support and resources, discuss formal complaint options, and determine how to best further address the report. Please note that without this contact information, the Title IX Coordinator’s ability to respond to the report may be limited.
- If the name of the alleged perpetrator is provided, a Title IX Coordinator will contact the survivor/victim (if contact information available) to determine how the survivor/victim would like to proceed. Please note that in certain limited circumstances, the University may need to investigate, regardless of the participation of the survivor/victim, if it has been determined that there is a broader community safety concern.
- The Title IX Coordinator will contact the individuals involved by email unless the reporting person specifically requests otherwise in the incident information.
- Any misuse or abuse of this reporting form is subject to disciplinary action.