Campus Resources

The Women’s Center is located in 327 Leavey Center and supports, educates and empowers women of all cultures, races, sexual orientations, and ages providing a safe environment while respecting all facets of women’s abilities, spirituality and differences. GUWC celebrates women’s achievements and advocates for a climate that promotes social justice, free of all barriers and discrimination. The Women’s Center can be contacted online or by dialing (202) 687.6359.

The Center for Multicultural Equity and Access (CMEA) enhances the education of students historically denied access to GU because of race, ethnicity, national origin, socioeconomic status, and other marginalized identities.  To live out this mission, CMEA provides a variety of intentional and culturally-relevant programming, services, and opportunities to foster student success inside and outside of the classroom. They can be found at (202) 687.4054,, and on the 5th Floor of the Leavey Center tower.

IDEAA promotes a deep understanding and appreciation among the diverse members of the University community to result in justice and equality in educational, employment and contracting opportunities, as well as to lead efforts to create an inclusive academic and work environment.

Campus Ministry is involved with many aspects of life on the campus. There are chaplains living in each of the residence halls and events held across all three campuses.

Campus Ministry also holds a weekly LGBTQ Catholic prayer group. For more information please contact Fr. Greg Schenden.

The Counseling and Psychiatric Service (CAPS) is located in Darnall Hall and serves as the university’s primary mental health agency for its students and campus community. CAPS can be contacted through their website or by dialing (202) 687.6985. CAPS offers free evaluations, has $10 psychotherapy and $15 psychiatry sessions, can usually see students within a week of the time they call, and give immediate attention to emergency situations.

CAPS is also available after hours for emergency consults at (202) 444.7243. You will be prompted to give your name and phone number. In most cases, a CAPS clinician will call you back within 5-10 minutes.

LGBTQIAP+ Support Groups
CAPS also offers two LGBTQIAP+ Support Groups, with both online and in-person options. The groups are a safe and confidential place for those looking to discuss topics like sexual identity, coming out, relationships, family dynamics, and community/university concerns unique to LGBTQIAP+ students. It is also a place to gain support, give support, and generally share in community with other LGBTQIAP+ folks.

The virtual group meets weekly on Mondays from 11am-12pm. It is facilitated by Dr. Helen Rathburn, Psy.D. (she/they) and Dr. Glory Finnegan, Psy.D. (she/her).

The in-person group meets at CAPS in Darnall Hall weekly on Thursdays from 3-4pm. It is facilitated by Dr. Helen Rathburn, Psy.D. (she/they).

If you’re interested in joining either group, please reach out to Dr. Helen Rathburn at

Health Education Services is located in Poulton Hall – Suite 101. The office is comprised of health professionals who are available to help students deal with a range of health issues, including pregnancy, alcohol and drug use and abuse, adult children of alcoholics, eating disorders, sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, stress management, and general health promotion. Health Education Services can be contacted online or by dialing (202) 687.8949.

The first step in any career search is to reflect on what is most important to you. As someone in the LGBTQ community, this means first understanding where you are in your own identity development. The Cawley Career Education Center is a space where you can ask questions about all aspects of personal career development in a supportive and nonjudgmental environment. Knowing how often personal identity connects to career decisions, you can find FAQs related to identity and career decisions and schedule a meeting with someone from the career center here.

The Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Affirmative Action (IDEAA) reviews, investigates, and resolves alleged violations of the University’s Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination in Employment and Non-Discrimination in Education Policies, Affirmative Action Policy, the Policy Statement on Harassment, the Policy on Sexual Misconduct, and the Policy on Consensual Sexual or Romantic Relationships.

If you believe you have experienced discrimination in violation of one of these policies, or are aware of discrimination occurring in a Georgetown University program or activity, you may choose to file a complaint with IDEAA. To review the University’s Grievance Procedure or file a discrimination complaint with IDEAA, please refer to the Grievance Procedures (new window) (new window) and the Discrimination Complaint Form (new window) (new window). Additional information about IDEAA’s complaint investigation and administrative review processes is available in IDEAA’s Frequently Asked Questions (new window) (new window) document.

Any member of the university community can make a report about a possible bias-related incident or hate crime

  • through the Bias Reporting System, or
  • by reporting a hate crime to the Georgetown University Police Department at (202) 687-4343 or the Georgetown Law Campus Police Department at (202) 662-9325

The Bias Reporting Team includes trained professionals from across Georgetown, including the Center for Multicultural Equity & Access, LGBTQ Resource Center, Women’s Center, Office of Residential Living, Office of Mission & Ministry, the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, & Affirmative Action (IDEAA), the Office of Equity & Inclusion (Georgetown Law), and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (School of Medicine).

Please Note: You should not use this form to report a sexual assault. Any report of a sexual assault through this system will be shared with the Title IX Coordinator. The confidential resources on campus for reporting sexual assault are Health Education Services and Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS).

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”) prohibits discrimination based on sex in any educational programs, which includes sexual harassment or any acts of sexual misconduct. Title IX requires the University, upon becoming aware of any incident of sexual harassment and misconduct to respond appropriately to protect and maintain the safety of the University community, including students, faculty, and staff. 

Georgetown University prohibits sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic/dating violence, and stalking. 

Discrimination based on sex, including sexual misconduct and discrimination based on pregnancy or parenting status, subverts the University’s mission and threatens permanent damage to the educational experience, careers, and well-being of students, faculty, and staff. 

This site is designed to be a resource for students, faculty, and staff on issues relating to sexual misconduct, discrimination based on sex, and discrimination based on pregnancy, including options for getting immediate help; the University’s policies against sexual misconduct; how to report sexual misconduct; the University’s Sexual Misconduct Reference Guide; and campus initiatives.

The Title IX Office also offers office hours for students. 

If you are in a life-threatening situation, call the police immediately. Call (202) 687.4343 to reach GUPD.

If you are involved in an incident of sexual assault, harassment, stalking, or domestic/dating violence or would like to help a friend or colleague, the Sexual Misconduct website is designed as a resource for you. This site includes options for getting help; the University’s policies against sexual misconduct; instructions on how to report sexual misconduct; the University’s Sexual Misconduct Reference Guide; and information on getting involved in campus initiatives. 

Public Safety is located in Village C, and is responsible for maintaining a safe and secure environment on Georgetown University’s Main Campus, off-campus properties and Medical Center campus. DPS also has a designated Hates Crimes Officer which works closely with the Center and the Bias Reporting Team.

Georgetown encourages free expression of ideas through speech and action. Learn more about the Division of Student Affair’s Speech and Expression Policy

Off-Campus Resources