Crisis Counseling for Sexual Assault & Relationship Violence

CONFIDENTIAL ON-CAMPUS RESOURCES

If you or someone you know has concerns relating to sexual assault, there are resources to support you. Regardless of how much time has passed, help is available. It can be helpful to talk to someone who is trained to understand and assist survivors of sexual assault.

Health Education Services
1437 37th St.
Poulton Hall, Suite 101

Jen Luettel Schweer, MA, LPC
Associate Director, Health Education Services/Sexual Assault Response and Prevention Services
(202) 687.0323
jls242@georgetown.edu

Jennifer Wiggins, MA
Staff Clinician and Sexual Assault Specialist
(202) 687.0323
jmw322@georgetown.edu

Jen and Jennifer provide the following services, all of which are free and confidential:

  • Assistance in accessing medical care
  • Student and/or criminal judicial systems
  • Safety planning
  • Academic assistance
  • Support groups
  • Housing relocation

Counseling and Psychiatric Services

Erica Shirley, PhD
Trauma Specialist
One Darnall Hall
202-687-6985

Erica provides confidential crisis counseling and therapy for survivors of interpersonal violence and unwanted sexual contact.

24/7 CONFIDENTIAL OFF-CAMPUS RESOURCES

DC Rape Crisis Center 
(202) 333-RAPE

This 24-hour hotline offers free and confidential support and resources for survivors and their families.

Rape and Incest National Network
1-800-656-HOPE
online.rainn.org

RAINN's phone and online hotlines provide live, secure, and anonymous support.

UASK DC 
http://www.uaskdc.org

This smartphone app lists all of the relevant information and resources for universities in Washington, D.C., including Georgetown University.

MEDICAL CARE

Washington Hospital Center, DC Forensic Nurse Examiners Program 
110 Irving St, Washington, D.C.
(202) 742.1736

The Washington Hospital Center provides the most comprehensive care for survivors of sexual assault, including:

  • Evidence collection by nurses with specialized training
  • STI testing and treatment
  • Support services by victim advocates from DC Rape Crisis Center
  • Referrals to counseling and crime victim compensation
  • Follow-up care at the Lighthouse Center for Healing

Georgetown Emergency Response Medical Service (GERMS)
Village C West 206
(202) 687-4357

GERMS provides free, emergency medical care and ambulance transportation to Georgetown University Hospital.

Student Health Center
Darnall Hall Ground Floor
(202) 687-2200

For non-urgent follow-up care, you can make an appointment with Student Health during regular office hours.

NON-CONFIDENTIAL REPORTING RESOURCES

Reporting a sexual assault can often seem like a daunting step to take. If you are uncertain if you want to report, Jen Luettel Schweer or Jennifer Wiggins in Health Education Services can help you discuss your options.

Title IX Coordinators

  • Title IX Coordinators provide the survivor with information about on- and off-campus resources and monitor the University’s climate with respect to sexual misconduct.
  • Upon becoming aware of an incident of sexual assault, non-confidential GU employees (such as GUPD, faculty/staff, and Resident Assistants) are required to report the incident to a Title IX Coordinator.
  • For the Title IX Coordinators’ contact information, visit sexualassault.georgetown.edu/titleix

Georgetown University Office of Student Conduct
537 Leavey Center
(202) 687-4553

The Office of Student Conduct is a resource if you are considering bringing charges against another student.

Georgetown University Department of Public Safety (DPS)
Village C West Ground Floor
(202) 687-4343

Please Note:


You do NOT have to report a sexual assault to law enforcement in order to receive a forensic exam (or a rape evidence collection kit).

FAQ

Q: What if I am not sure where to start?
  • A great place to start is with a confidential counselor.
  • Confidential counselors help students understand their options and navigate systems, including medical care, judicial options, housing, and academic accommodations.
Q: What is Title IX?
  • Title IX is federal legislation that prohibits discrimination based on sex in educational institutions; it addresses sexual harassment or any acts of sexual misconduct.
  • For more information, visit KnowYourIX.org and sexualassault.georgetown.edu
Q: Will other people find out what happened?
  • If you speak with a confidential counselor listed in this pamphlet, it will remain confidential.
  • If you disclose to another GU employee (including GUPD, faculty/staff, and Resident Assistants), they are required to report to a Title IX Coordinator.
  • When misconduct is reported to a Title IX Coordinator, the University must respond.
  • Title IX Coordinators are not a confidential resource, but will treat information discreetly and share it only to the extent necessary.

Note: You are never required to file a report with the Georgetown University Police Department (GUPD) or the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD).