Sexual Assault Questions, Concerns & FAQs
When should I seek help from a clinician in Health Education Services?
- Confidential SARP clinicians can provide support for the following examples of victimization, crime, violence, or abuse, as well as other experiences not listed:
- Any unwanted sexual experience
- Dating/domestic/relationship violence and abuse
- Stalking/technology-assisted stalking (cyberstalking)
- Harassment or sexual harassment
What do I do if I or someone I know has experienced sexual assault or other forms of interpersonal violence?
- If you are in immediate danger or have injuries, call 911.
- Schedule a counseling appointment with a confidential SARP clinician by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- We encourage you to speak with a confidential resource to consider your options:
- Obtaining medical care through Georgetown’s Student Health Center or other off-campus medical resources. The Student Health Center can perform medical check ups and STI testing, and HES provides free pregnancy tests. The DC Forensic Nurse Examiners can perform non-reporting forensic exams and rape kits at the Washington Hospital Center.
- If you’re thinking about reporting the incident, either to the University or to a legal authority, visit the Make a Report page on Georgetown’s Sexual Misconduct Website for options, resources, and information regarding navigating the process.
- Call CAPS 202-687-6985 (business hours), 833-960-3006 (after-hours emergencies, ask for CAPS clinician)
I think I’m in an unhealthy or abusive relationship. How do I get help?
- HES clinicians can provide options, support, and safety planning at any stage of your relationship, whether you choose to stay in or leave the relationship. Clinicians can provide information about the differences between healthy and abusive relationships. Even if physical abuse has not occurred, other forms of abuse (verbal, emotional, psychological, financial, sexual) can still be happening.
- If comfortable, you can take this relationship quiz to gain further understanding of your relationship dynamics and whether or not they raise any red flags.
What should I do if I’m being stalked or harassed?
- If you are in immediate danger, call 911.
- For confidential support and options, you can email email@example.com to schedule an appointment with a clinician.
Can I still come to Health Education Services if the interpersonal violence I have experienced happened off-campus?
Yes. HES Clinicians provide services to all Georgetown students, regardless of the location of the incident(s).
Do I have to report to law enforcement in order to make an appointment with Health Education Services?
No, the services provided by clinicians in HES are completely confidential, meaning HES staff will not give the information disclosed during any appointment. Our clinicians provide options, support, and counseling regardless of a report made to law enforcement (You can also receive a forensic exam at Medstar Washington Hospital Center without making a report to law enforcement).