University Resources on Reporting
As stated in the University’s Code of Ethical Conduct, faculty and staff should report suspected violations of law or University policy to the appropriate University office. The University’s Whistleblower Protection Policy prohibits retaliation against those who make good faith reports. In most instances, the appropriate place to raise a concern or question will be with your supervisor or with another appropriate person in your department, school or unit or with the University office that has functional responsibility for the area in which an issue arises. If one is uncomfortable using these channels or they are otherwise inappropriate, the University’s Compliance Helpline provides a confidential and anonymous way to report concerns. Individuals should call (888) 239-9181 or make a web-based report here.
In addition to prompt reporting through regular channels or the Compliance Helpline, members of the University community should follow the guidelines described below.
Immediately call Georgetown’s Department of Public Safety (DPS) at (202) 687-4343 or the Metropolitan Police Department at 911.
Crimes on Campus
If you are or become aware of a crime occurring on campus or near campus, you should immediately report the crime to DPS at (202) 687-4343.
Child Abuse or Neglect
If you know or reasonably believe that a child has been or is in immediate danger of being mentally or physically abused or neglected, you should immediately report it to the Metropolitan Police Department (911) or the Child and Family Services Agency at (202) 442-6100. Employees should also immediately report the incident to their supervisor, director, dean vice president and to DPS at (202) 687-4343.
Discrimination or Harassment
If you feel that you have been discriminated against or harassed, you should contact IDEAA at (202) 687-4798 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bias-Related Incidents Reporting System
If you become aware of any incident that may be criminal and may be motivated by hate or bias, you should immediately report it through the Bias-Related Incident Reporting System available at http://biasreporting.georgetown.edu/ or by calling DPS at (202) 687-4343.
Additional Resources Available To Students
There are many additional resources available for students to report suspected violations of the law or University policy or to go to where they feel uncomfortable or need someone to talk to. In addition to the channels listed above, students can report incidents of concern to members of Residence Life (including their RA, Hall Director, or the Director of Residence Life), the Vice President of Student Affairs, or their academic dean.
Students who seek confidential counseling services should contact the University’s Counseling & Psychiatric Services at (202) 687-6985 or (202) 444-PAGE after hours, or the Sexual Assault and Health Issues Coordinator (202) 687-0323 or (202) 333-RAPE after hours. Additional health, safety and wellness services offered to students can be found on http://be.georgetown.edu/.