Sexual Misconduct Resources On- and Off-Campus
The on-campus resources listed below are able to assist those who come to them with a concern related to sexual misconduct. In addition, some student paraprofessionals who work on-campus receive sensitivity training, as well as training directly related to this policy.
A. Department of Public Safety, Carlin Hall Basement, (202) 651-5555, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Department of Public Safety (DPS) makes an official report at the request of the student. DPS also provides information on how to contact outside agencies and assists in contacting these agencies when necessary.
B. Equal Opportunity Programs/Affirmative Action (EOP/AA), Title IX Coordinator, College Hall 312, (202) 651-5462 (V), email@example.com.
The EOP/AA officer and Title IX Coordinator assists with problem resolution and responds to complaints of sexual misconduct and harassment against students, staff and faculty.
C. Health & Wellness Programs, Ely Center 103, (202) 651-5432, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Director of Health & Wellness Programs serves as the central source of sexual misconduct information and referral for students, and coordinates support for staff and faculty who respond to student concerns. In addition, Health & Wellness Programs develop and conduct prevention/risk reduction workshops for all incoming students and prepares and disseminates educational pamphlets, fact sheets, and articles concerning sexual misconduct.
D. Mental Health Center (MHC), Kellogg Conference Hotel at Gallaudet University, 3rd Floor, (202) 651-6080, email@example.com.
Counselors are available during the day and may be contacted for emergency situations after office hours by the Department of Public Safety. The MHC provides crisis management, short term therapy, and group therapy (depending on the number of students with similar concerns/issues). The MHC also provides a referral list of area agencies and private practitioners.
E. Office of Campus Ministries, Ely Center 114-118, (202) 651-5102, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Office of Campus Ministries (OCM) provides a variety of counseling services to students, including personal counseling and crisis management in either individual or group settings. OCM also makes referrals and works with other on-campus and off-campus offices and agencies to meet the needs of individuals in crisis.
F. Office of the Ombuds, Ely Center 113, (202) 250-2073 (VP), Ombuds@gallaudet.edu.
The Office of the Ombuds is a confidential and safe place where students can go to get impartial, independent, and informal assistance and problem resolution.
G. Office of Residence Life and Housing, Ely Center 132, (202) 250-2233 (VP), email@example.com, or at CRE/GA Offices in any Residence Halls.
The Office of Residence Life and Housing provides immediate response through on-site or on-call staff. The Office of Residence Life and Housing, when directly involved in the initial contact of the student, is responsible for stabilizing the situation and assisting with contacts to other campus personnel. The Office of Residence Life and Housing can also provide emergency housing relocation and, together with the Mental Health Center and/or Department of Public Safety, will arrange for transportation to hospitals, if necessary. The Office of Residence Life and Housing also provides educational materials and programs for students.
H. Office of Student Conduct, Ely Center 103, (202) 250-2050 (VP), firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Office of Student Conduct responds to reports of sexual misconduct and handles each incident according to the disciplinary process outlined in the handbook. The Office of Student Conduct also provides education and training and advises both the complainant and the respondent of their rights.
I. Student Health Service, Peter J. Fine Health Center, (202) 651-5090, email@example.com.
During hours of operation, Student Health Service (SHS) provides first aid and referral services for students who experienced sexual misconduct. SHS also screens and treats sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and provides appropriate follow-up care.
OFF-CAMPUS PROCEDURES AND RESOURCES
Students have the right to file a report with the District of Columbia Police and are provided information on how to access this system. Students are advised of options, as provided by District and Federal laws and regulations, with regard to testing sexual assault suspects for communicable diseases and the concomitant (accompanying) right to be notified of the results of such testing.
A variety of external resources are available for survivors, including the D.C. Rape Crisis Center, which provides counseling sessions and referrals to legal, medical, and counseling facilities and resources.
Washington Hospital Center
Emergency and Trauma
110 Irving Street NW
Washington, DC 20010
Provides a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program (professional rape exam), medical attention, follow-up care and referrals, screening and STI treatment.
Deaf Abused Women's Network (DAWN)
firstname.lastname@example.org 24-hour hotline
Focuses on deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault; DAWN provides 24-hour TTY hotline, individual professional counseling, support groups, and advocates are also available.
D.C. Rape Crisis Center
202-333-RAPE (7273) 24-hour Hotline
Provides individual counseling and companion service.
District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department
Fifth District Station, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Liaison Unit (DHHU)
1805 Bladensburg Road, NE
Washington, DC 20002
Hours: 24 hours, daily
For immediate police service, always call 911
Provides the following services: sign language interpretation to aid deaf and hard of hearing citizens in their interaction with MPD, making official reports off-campus, assisting in contacting outside organizations, and leading investigations.
Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN)
2000 L Street NW, Suite 406
Washington, DC 20036
http://online.rainn.org (online hotline)