Resources for Georgetown University in Qatar Students

Information on Medical Care, Safety AssistanceConfidential Counseling, and Interim Supportive Measures can be found below. 

If interested in reporting an act of sexual misconduct to the University, click here for reporting information.

If unsure of where to start, start with confidential counselor Mahnaz Mousavi from the Student Wellness and Counseling Center or consult the GU-Q Sexual Misconduct Reference Guide for additional resources.

Medical Care

If you are the survivor of a sexual assault, many medical options are available to you on and off campus. An individual may choose to seek medical services at any time. However, for evidence collection, disease and STI prevention, and better medical care, it is important to seek medical assistance as soon as possible. Confidential counselors are available to speak with you about medical options and/or accompany you to the hospital upon request. 

If you choose to seek medical care, consider taking the clothes that you were wearing at the time of the assault with you to the hospital in a paper bag. Avoid storing the clothes in a plastic bag in order to preserve evidence. You should also bring a change of clothes.

Confidential counselors at Georgetown University are always available to talk about the options and resources available to you. 

Safety Assistance

If you are in a life-threatening situation, call the police immediately. 

  • Qatar Foundation HSSE: 4454-0999

The police can provide protection from the assailant and can collect evidence and testimony for criminal charges.  

To talk through whether these options would be helpful, please contact Georgetown’s confidential counselors. 

Qatar Foundation HSSE

Survivors may choose to pursue criminal action with the Qatar Foundation HSSE.  The Qatar Foundation HSSE system operates independently and the filing of a criminal complaint will not preclude individuals from pursuing a formal complaint process at the University or receiving academic, housing or work accommodations. 

Pursuing criminal action for sexual assault is NOT required for a survivor to receive a forensic medical exam. Confidential counselors and Deputy Title IX Coordinators are both available to assist students who choose to file a criminal complaint.

Confidential Counseling 

The people listed below are professional counselors who can help with crisis intervention and counseling services, including assistance in accessing medical care, student and/or criminal judicial systems, safety planning, academic assistance, support groups, and housing relocation. All services are confidential and most are free of charge.

University Resources

Student Wellness and Counseling Center

Mahnaz Nowrozi Mousavi, Ph.D., MSCP
Director, Student Wellness & Counseling Center (SWCC)
(+974) 4457-8213 |

Elena Lopez Khoury, Ph.D.
Assistant Director, Student Wellness & Counseling Center (SWCC)
(+974) 4457-8353 | 

Student Wellness and Counseling Center
First Floor, 1G09-1G19
Georgetown University, GU-Q
PO Box 23689
Doha, Qatar

After hours, call (+974) 5503-9044 and ask for the on-call counselor.

Interim Supportive Measures  

A confidential counselor or the Title IX Coordinator can work with an individual who has experienced sexual misconduct to provide interim supportive measures, understand reporting options, and help coordinate reasonable protective measures to help prevent any detrimental acts related to the allegations of misconduct and provide a safe educational and work environment.  

Please Note: Requests for interim supportive measures can be made whether or not you decide to file a complaint with the University or with the police. The range of interim supportive measures varies and may include the following actions at the discretion of the University based on the circumstances.  

Potential Interim Supportive Measures For Students:

  • No-contact notices (similar to a restraining order)
  • Modification of class schedules
  • Alternate housing arrangements
  • Academic modifications (such as paper extensions and alternative test dates)
  • Georgetown police escort | call (202) 687-4343
  • General safety planning

Students seeking such assistance should speak to their Deputy Title IX Coordinator or contact a confidential counselor.