Protection of Minors
Georgetown University has established a Protection of Minors Policy to protect those under 18 years of age who participate in programs and activities associated with the University and to provide guidance to University students, faculty and staff who are involved with such programs and activities.
Programs and activities that involve minors are integral to Georgetown’s mission and identity. From child-care services for employees to a broad range of academic, athletic, enrichment, and other programs during the summer and the academic year, the University is deeply engaged in providing opportunities for minors. The University also allows certain outside organizations and groups to use the campus for programs that involve minors. At the core of all of these programs is a commitment to providing a safe environment and a positive experience for all participants.
The Protection of Minors Policy provides guidelines and requirements that apply broadly to University students, faculty, staff and volunteers, and also imposes requirements on non-University organizations that operate programs or activities involving minors on campus. The policy sets forth guidelines to help prevent the abuse or neglect of those under 18 years of age and for reporting and responding to incidents in which the safety of minors may be compromised. In addition to increasing awareness of minor abuse and neglect among all members of the University community and requiring reporting, it imposes additional requirements (training and background checks) on those who participate in programs or activities involving minors.
If you have questions, or would like to report a concern regarding the safety of a minor, please contact the Office of Compliance and Ethics at (202) 687.6493 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Concerns or problems may also be reported through the confidential Compliance Helpline, which is available 24 hours a day.
In case of an emergency, one should immediately call Georgetown’s Department of Public Safety (DPS) at (202) 687.4343, the Georgetown Law Center Department of Public Safety at (202) 662.9325, or the Metropolitan Police Department at 911.
Code of Ethical Conduct
Georgetown University Compliance Helpline