Help For Someone Accused of Sexual Misconduct
What do I do if I am accused of sexual misconduct?
Do not contact the complainant. Contact the Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Undergraduate Students, 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, you will be assigned a Process Navigator.
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 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
Should you have any questions about the Respondent’s Process Navigator program, please contact the Office of Student Conduct, at 202-687-4553
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.