What is Title IX?

Title IX is a federal law that prohibits discrimination based on sex in educational programs. This includes sexual harassment and various forms of sexual misconduct. Title IX requires the University, upon becoming aware of any incident of sexual harassment or sexual misconduct to respond appropriately to protect and maintain the safety of the University community, including students, faculty, and staff. 

What is Georgetown’s policy on sexual misconduct and gender-based discrimination? 

Georgetown University is committed to providing a safe and hospitable environment for all members of its community. Georgetown prohibits sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and discrimination based on pregnancy or parenting status.  

Consistent with Title IX, Georgetown will respond to reported incidents of sexual misconduct in order to protect and maintain the safety of the Law Center community. 

You are encouraged to review the Law Center’s Sexual Misconduct Policy (page 135).  Read more on the key definitions related to Title IX and the University’s Policy against Sexual Misconduct.

If you have any questions, or believe you or someone you know has experienced an incident of sexual misconduct, please reach out to one of the resources listed in the sidebar.