What do I do if I am accused of sexual misconduct?

Do not contact the complainant.  Contact Laura Cutway, Title IX Coordinator, who will explain the University’s procedures for addressing sexual misconduct complaints, explain the rights and responsibilities of the Complainant and Respondent, explain the prohibition against retaliation, and explain the grievance process. If you are a respondent in the Student Conduct System, if requested, you will be assigned a Process Navigator. 

Where can I find support and resources?

Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS)

CAPS offers professional confidential counselors who can help with crisis intervention and counseling services, including assistance in student and/or criminal judicial systems, academic assistance, and trauma counseling.

Main Campus: Ground Floor, East Side of Darnall Hall           
(202) 687-6985 

After hours, call (202) 444-7243 and ask for the on-call CAPS clinician

Title IX Coordinator

Laura Cutway, Georgetown's Title IX Coordinator, can assist both the Respondent and Complainant in coordinating protective measures and other timely services, provide information about available resources, and explain the University policies on sexual misconduct and the University's complaint process.

Laura Cutway, Title IX Coordinator
Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Affirmative Action
M-36 Darnall Hall
37th and O Streets, NW
Washington, D.C. 20057
Phone: (202) 687-4798
Email: titleixideaa@georgetown.edu 

The Title IX Coordinator can work with an individual to 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: the range of interim measures varies and may include the following actions at the sole discretion of the University based on the circumstances.  Requests for interim measures can be made whether or not a complaint was filed with the University or with the police.

Potential Interim Measures For Students:

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

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

Process Navigator for Main Campus, SCS and Georgetown University in Qatar Students 

For information on the Respondent’s Process Navigator program, please contact the Office of Student Conduct, at 202-687-4553. Please see below for more information on the specific services a process navigator can provide. 

What is a Process Navigator? 

Georgetown University is committed to providing students with prompt, thorough, and equitable investigation and resolution of complaints involving sexual misconduct filed against University students through the student conduct system. This includes offering support and information to the Respondent involved in a case through a Respondent’s Process Navigator. The Process Navigator is assigned on an individual basis and is a resource for respondents focused on assisting them to navigate the student conduct process and providing information and helping to connect respondents with available resources.

The Process Navigator is:

  •  A resource to help the respondent navigate the student conduct process
  • A link to facilitate the respondent’s connection with University resources such as Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS), the Deputy Title IX Coordinator, and the Office of Student Conduct
  • A resource committed to supporting the respondent

The Process Navigator is not:

  • A confidential resource or counselor. While the Process Navigator will treat information discreetly, it is important to understand that he or she is not a confidential resource like an attorney or a licensed counselor in Counseling and Psychiatric Services.
  • An attorney or advocate
  • A contact point for parents or attorneys
  • A witness in a student conduct case

What rights do I have if I am accused of sexual misconduct?

  • You have the right to receive notice of the allegations and an opportunity to be heard and present your side and any witnesses that you identify in support of your side.
  • You have the right to a prompt and equitable investigation.
  • You will have the opportunity to fully provide your side to the investigator.
  • As a student, you have access to Counseling and Psychiatric Services.