Intervention and Prevention Resources

To prevent such instances from occurring with an individual from within the Georgetown, the university provides a number of resources and promoting early intervention and support.

Counseling and Psychiatric Services – CAPS

CAPS serves the mental health care needs of students and the campus community from its location in the Darnall Hall building on the main campus. Students may utilize  CAPS when they experience life events or academic pressures that leave them feeling anxious, confused, lonely, angry, depressed or overwhelmed. Some students come only for consultation about how to help a friend or family member.  Any personal issue that is troubling a student may be discussed in counseling. Please click here to learn more on CAPS’ website.

Faculty & Staff Assistance Program – FSAP

Georgetown University’s Faculty & Staff Assistance Program provides free, confidential counseling, consultation, and educational services to faculty, staff and their immediate family members. We can assist with a variety of personal and work-related concerns, including mental health issues, workplace conflict, relationship problems, parenting stress, and substance abuse. Please click here for the Faculty Staff Assistance Program.

FSAP Services

– Short-term counseling for faculty and staff with mental health, work-related, or other concerns that may affect job performance;
– Consultation with supervisors on managing troubled employees and improving employee job performance;
– Trainings and workshops on managing mental health and work/life balance, improving workplace skills, and on FSAP services;
– Referrals to community resources for mental health/psychosocial support and other types of assistance.

Threat Assessment Program

Have you been threatened or known someone at Georgetown University who has?  Are you worried about a friend or colleague’s safety?  Are you worried about your own safety?  Georgetown University’s Threat Assessment Program is available to help address threatening behavior and potentially dangerous situations to reduce the level of threat and prevent harm. Please click here for Georgetown University’s Threat Assessment Program.

Georgetown University Police – GUPD

The Georgetown University Police Department (GUPD) provides security and police services on the Georgetown University Main and Medical Center campuses and off campus properties. Utilizing foot patrols, vehicles, and bicycles, the officers patrol the campus twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

Members of the campus community may report crimes on a voluntary, confidential basis by requesting to remain anonymous by calling the non-emergency line at 202-687-4343. Another method of anonymous reporting is the online anonymous tip form.