Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”) prohibits discrimination based on sex in any educational programs, which includes sexual harassment or any acts of sexual misconduct. Title IX requires the University, upon becoming aware of any incident of sexual harassment and misconduct to respond appropriately to protect and maintain the safety of the University community, including students, faculty, and staff. 

Georgetown University prohibits sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic/dating violence, and stalking. Full definitions of these terms can be found here.  

Discrimination based on sex, including sexual misconduct and discrimination based on pregnancy or parenting status, subverts the University's mission and threatens permanent damage to the educational experience, careers, and well-being of students, faculty, and staff. 

Reporting and Resources

GU-Qatar students and employees who wish to report sexual misconduct may notify GU-Q’s Deputy Title IX Coordinator or the University's Title IX Coordinator.

The Deputy Title IX Coordinator will work with individuals who experience sexual misconduct to coordinate protective measures and interim measures (housing, academic, work, etc.), provide information about available resources, and explain the University policies on sexual misconduct and the University's complaint processes.

For more information about reporting sexual misconduct at Georgetown University in Qatar, please click on this link.

Confidential Resources for Students

Students who are unsure about whether they want to make a Title IX report or file a University Complaint may find it helpful to speak to a confidential counselor in the Student Wellness and Counseling Center (SWCC). Going to a confidential counselor does not foreclose the opportunity to make a report to the University or file a formal complaint at a later time. Confidential counselors can help students understand what reporting options are available and assist with the process if they choose to file a formal complaint. Unless requested, the information disclosed will not be shared with the Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Coordinator.

Confidential Resources for Employees

Employees who wish to speak confidentially may utilize the following resources:

  • Employee Assistance Program through Cigna: To get connected to resources, visit www.cignaenvoy.com
  • Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (based in Washington, DC): Visit https://hr.georgetown.edu/fsap 
  • For other Qatar-based resources, please contact Nicole Heinz or Malgorzata (Gosia) Ledwon in the GU-Q HR department.

Policies and Complaint Procedures 

The University’s Policy Statement on Sexual Misconduct applies to all GU students, faculty, and staff. 

Filing a Title IX Complaint against a GU student through the Office of Student Conduct can be initiated by contacting Nicole Heinz, Deputy Title IX Coordinator for GU-Q, or Naila Sherman, Director of Student Life at GU-Q. 

The GU-Qatar Student Code of Conduct may be found at this link.

Filing a Title IX Complaint against a GU employee (faculty or staff) through the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Affirmative Action (IDEAA) may be initiated by contacting the Nicole Heinz, the Deputy Title IX Coordinator for GU-Q.

The IDEAA Grievance Procedures can be found at this link


GU-Q Deputy Title IX Coordinator:

Nicole Heinz, Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Georgetown University in Qatar
Associate Director of Human Resources 
First Floor, Room 1A36 in the Human Resources suite at GU-Q 
+974 4457-8506 | titleixguq@georgetown.edu

GU-Q Confidential Resources in the Student Wellness and Counseling Center:

Urgent consultations: +974 5503-9044

Dr. Mahnaz Nowrozi Mousavi, Ph.D., MSCP
Director Student Wellness and Counseling Center (SWCC)
+974 4457-8330 | mnm25@georgetown.edu

Dr. Elena Lopez Khoury, Ph.D.
Student Wellness Counselor
+974 4457-8330 | enl9@georgetown.edu 

Student Wellness and Counseling Center
First Floor, Rooms 1G09-1G19 at GU-Q

View all Georgetown University Title IX contacts

 For more information on Title IX at Georgetown University, please visit titleix.georgetown.edu

Sexual misconduct FAQs for GU-Q can be found here.