If you are in immediate danger, call 911 or the GW Police Department.




      Call 911      Call 202-994-6111 (GWPD)

If you are not in immediate danger, call GW Sexual Assault Response & Consultation (SARC) for help.



Call 202-994-7222

If you would like to report an incident of sexual or gender-based harassment, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, intimate partner violence or stalking.

Report an Incident

Get Help

You are not alone.

You can call 24/7

If you have experienced sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, intimate partner violence or stalking, there are people at GW and in the community who want to help you. You don’t have to go through this by yourself.

Any GW community member can speak to a trained volunteer 24/7 by calling the Sexual Assault Response & Consultation (SARC) team at 202-994-7222.

Options for Support

 

Confidentiality of GW Resources and Support

When you access resources and help through the university, it is important that you are aware of exactly what will happen with the information you share.

Efforts are made to keep your information as private as possible, but the university may have to take action when:

  • there is a pattern of behavior from an accused perpetrator that threatens the safety of the university community

  • future threats of prohibited behavior from an accused perpetrator

  • weapons or heightened threats of lethality are involved

  • someone affected by sexual assault or relationship abuse is a minor

Strictly Confidential Resources

Your identity will not be disclosed if you talk to someone in the Colonial Health Center or the Victim Services Specialist. This is also true for any licensed chaplain, mental health, or health provider working in that capacity.

The only exclusion to this confidentiality is if you express danger to yourself or another person.

Mostly Confidential Resources

When you talk to a member of the Title IX Office, every effort will be made to respect your wishes regarding your privacy. The information you share will be handled discreetly and only shared with a limited circle of university employees who need to know in order to assist in the assessment, investigation and resolution of the report and related issues.

At times your information may be disclosed to ensure that you receive the support that you need. For example, if you request a housing change, GW Housing will be notified, but they will not know details about your situation. 

Speaking to a member of the Title IX office, does not obligate you to pursue a disciplinary resolution or file a report with the police.  However, both of these options remain available to you at any time.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding any aspect of GW’s response to what you have experienced, please contact Rory Muhammad, Title IX coordinator.

"Responsible Employees"

Responsible Employees are those people required to report any allegation of sexual or gender-based harassment, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, intimate partner violence or stalking to the Title IX office. This designation is sometimes referred to as being a "mandatory reporter."

Responsible Employees include, but are not limited to, faculty, residence advisors, academic advisors, deans and provosts, Athletic Department employees and other staff. Reach out to the Title IX office if you have questions about who is considered a responsible employee.

When a Responsible Employee know about an allegation of sexual or gender-based harassment, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, intimate partner violence or stalking, the Responsible Employee should contact the Title IX office and provide whatever information they know. They should not attempt to investigate or fact find. Once a report is made to the Title IX office, the focus is on reaching out to the person affected by the incident to offer resources and assistance. Barring threat of ongoing danger to that person or the community, the impacted individual will still be in charge of what steps are taken, and every effort will be taken to maintain that person's privacy.

Learn more about the duties of a responsible employee

Plan for Your Safety

If you have been affected by sexual or gender-based harassment, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, intimate partner violence or stalking and are concerned about your ongoing safety, create a safety plan to stay safe emotionally and physically.

If you believe you are in immediate danger, call 911 or GWPD at 202-994-6111.