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 assault, sexual harassment or relationship abuse.

Report an Incident



Sexual Assault Response & Consultation Team (SARC)

The Sexual Assault Response & Consultation (SARC) team is a 24/7 resource for any GW community member affected by sexual violence or relationship violence.

SARC members work at GW and volunteer their time outside of work to help you address your situation and make decisions about a path forward.

SARC members receive special training about interpersonal violence, trauma, and community resources so that they can offer the most appropriate assistance to callers.

How SARC Can Help 

SARC members can:

  • Help evaluate and address your safety, medical, or other immediate needs
  • Assist you in identifying counseling, advocacy, legal, and other support needs
  • Assist with transportation to Washington Hospital Center for a medical-forensic exam
  • Arrange follow up with the Title IX Office or other university departments to provide ongoing assistance
  • Explain police and university reporting options

Privacy of Your Call 

When you call the SARC line, a GWPD dispatcher will answer. Just ask to be connected with the SARC team. The dispatcher will ask for your contact number-- you aren't required to share anything else. The SARC team member on call will then contact you at the number you provide.

SARC calls are extremely private. With your permission, the SARC team member will pass your information along to the Title IX Office, so that you can have ongoing follow up and assistance. However, if you would prefer that your identity not be disclosed, that request will be honored. 

Call SARC at 202-994-7222