Filing a Formal Complaint
File a Disciplinary Complaint
You can initiate a formal complaint of sexual misconduct through the Deputy Title IX Coordinator. The filing of a formal complaint may result in an investigation, hearing, and sanctions, consistent with the Law Center’s published policies governing Title IX and other sexual misconduct complaints.
For more information on how to file a complaint under the Law Center’s sexual misconduct grievance procedures, please refer to the Georgetown Law Student Handbook of Academic Policies (page 138).
You are welcome to speak with the Law Center’s SARVL or Deputy Title IX Coordinator to learn more about the Law Center’s formal complaint process and discuss options.
You also have the option to file no formal complaint at all. If you do not wish to file a formal complaint, you may still request supportive resources (housing modifications, academic modifications, work modifications, etc.) through Sarah Stanley, the Law Center’s SARVL, or Lisa Curtis, the Law Center’s Deputy Title IX Coordinator.
File a Criminal Complaint
The Georgetown Law Department of Public Safety (DPS)
Confidential counselors and the Deputy Title IX Coordinator for the Law Center are both available to assist students who choose to file an incident report with DPS.
Georgetown Law Department of Public Safety (DPS): Call (202) 662-9325
Metropolitan Police Department (MPD)
Students may also report directly to MPD, which will investigate the incident. MPD’s investigation may include, but is not limited to, conducting interviews, collecting evidence, and, depending on the nature of the complaint or incident, having a crime scene unit check for DNA at the scene. Please note that if a survivor wishes to pursue a criminal action, MPD must be notified. GUPD may assist in notifying MPD at the individual’s request.
MPD Officers cannot provide protection orders, as they are issued by a judge via the Domestic Violence Intake Centers. They can provide information about them. Survivors who wish to file a criminal complaint or seek a protective order should consider taking steps to preserve physical evidence, as it may be necessary to establish the proof of criminal domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking.
Metropolitan Police Department (MPD): Call 911