Medical School Grievance Procedures

Grievance Procedures for Medical School Students

Grievance Procedures exist for those who want to make a complaint of a violation of the University’s policies. 

Student Handbook - Grievance Procedures to Investigate Allegations of Sexual Misconduct (2015-2016) 

Georgetown University has adopted a Policy Statement on Sexual Misconduct in recognition of our commitment to provide a safe and hospitable environment for all members of our community to work and study. Sexual misconduct subverts the University’s mission, diminishes the dignity of both victim and perpetrator, and threatens permanent damage to the careers, educational experience, and well-being of our students, faculty and staff. This policy prohibits sexual misconduct that constitutes sexual harassment, sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, and related claims of retaliation. 

Georgetown University School of Medicine has established the following grievance procedures to review, investigate, and resolve allegations of sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment and sexual assault.  These procedures cover the School of Medicine’s obligations to investigate sexual misconduct allegations in accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”).

These internal grievance procedures provide a mechanism for prompt, fair, and impartial investigations and resolution of grievances of sexual misconduct by School of Medicine students and related claims of retaliation. Proceedings shall be conducted by officials who receive training on issues related to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking and how to conduct a grievance process that protects the safety of victims and promotes accountability.