Non-Discrimination Protections

Georgetown University

Georgetown University Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination in Education Statement

Georgetown University provides educational opportunities without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, age, color, disability, family responsibilities, familial status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, personal appearance, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, source of income, veteran’s status or any other factor prohibited by law in its educational programs and activities. 

District of Columbia

The District of Columbia Municipal Regulations
The Regulations protect individuals from discrimination based on actual or perceived gender identity or expression. A sample of these rights is listed below.

  • The right to non-discrimination in educational, housing, and employment opportunities.
  • The right to non-discriminatory campus services and a non-hostile work/study environment.
  • The right to designate yourself as female or male on an application form as it corresponds to your legal sex or to your gender identity or expression.
  • The right to not have to provide documentation or other proof of your gender identity or expression except when everyone must provide it for a reasonable business or medical purpose.
  • The right to use multi-user restrooms and other gender-specific facilities consistent with your gender identity or expression or single-user restrooms designated as gender neutral.
  • The right to equally access student housing corresponding to your gender identity or expression.
  • The right to request and receive accommodations as necessary to stop or reasonably prevent unlawful hostilities or harassment.
  • The right to ask for and be respectfully called by your preferred name, form of address, and gender-related pronoun.
  • The right to not be asked hostile, personal questions about your body, gender identity or expression, or gender transition.

View the full text of the compliance rules and regulations regarding gender identity or expression in the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations Chapter 8, Title IV.

United States

Everyone is protected from discrimination based on actual or perceived sexual orientation and/or gender identity in education and employment under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, respectively. The ACLU maintains a Know Your Rights page for LGBTQ individuals which covers protections in a variety of situations, linked below.