Laws and Policies
A core value of the Georgetown University community is the principle of cura personalis, which includes profound care and responsibility for one another and individualized attention to a person’s unique circumstances to encourage each person’s flourishing. Consistent with our values, and as part of our commitment to providing equal educational and employment opportunities, Georgetown maintains policies and procedures that support diversity and inclusion and prohibit discrimination, harassment or retaliation on the basis of any protected characteristic, including disability status.
Non-Discrimination in Education
Georgetown University provides educational opportunities without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, age, color, disability, family responsibilities, familial status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, personal appearance, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, source of income, veteran’s status or any other factor prohibited by law in its educational programs and activities.
Non-Discrimination in Employment
Georgetown University provides equal opportunity in employment for all persons, and prohibits unlawful discrimination and harassment in all aspects of employment because of age, color, disability, family responsibilities, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, matriculation, national origin, personal appearance, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran’s status or any other factor prohibited by law.
- Policy on Non-Discrimination in Employment
- Policy on Affirmative Action in Employment
- Policy Statement on Harassment
Prohibition Against Retaliation
Georgetown University prohibits retaliation, harassment or other adverse action against an individual for making a complaint in good faith, assisting in an investigation, opposing harassment or otherwise exercising rights protected by law. It also prohibits taking any adverse academic or employment related action against an individual based on an unsubstantiated allegation or rumor of harassment. Retaliation should be reported promptly to the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Affirmative Action and may result in disciplinary action up to and including dismissal.
Coordination of Compliance
Georgetown has designated an employee to handle questions regarding Georgetown’s non-discrimination and affirmative action policies. More information about the university’s ADA/Section 504 Coordinator is available on the accessibility website and in our notice of non-discrimination.
Georgetown’s Electronic and Information Technology (EIT) Accessibility Policy requires that the technological tools we use be accessible to all. Its accompanying Procedures and Guidelines address accessibility in five areas: Websites; Electronic Library and Instructional Materials and Electronic Documents; Video and Audio; Software, Hardware and Systems; and EIT Procurement.