Talk to Someone

If you’ve experienced any form of sexual or gender-based harassment, sexual violence, intimate partner violence or stalking it helps to talk about it confidentially with someone who is trained to help you get the assistance you need and deserve.

It can be confusing to figure out your options and resources and to make decisions about next steps. Seeking help from a trained professional can help you weigh your options and select the ones that make the most sense for you.

Whether your experience was today, last week, or years ago, various GW resources can help you figure out a path forward.


Call the Sexual Assault & Intimate Violence (SAIV) Helpline 24/7

Calling the SAIV Helpline at 202-994-7222 at any time of the day or night is one way to talk to someone and get help.  The line is answered by a team of clinically-trained professionals who are ready to respond to calls 24/7 365 days a year.

The SAIV Helpline clinicians can help anyone in the GW community who has been affected by sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating or domestic violence or stalking. They can provide crisis counseling, safety planning, and emotional support.  They are also well-informed about resources both on and off-campus. 

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Talking to a mental health professional can be very helpful in coping with a sexual or gender-based harassment, sexual violence, intimate partner violence or stalking. If you are interested in counseling, you have several options.


Talk to GW's Title IX Office

Asha Reynolds, Director & Title IX Coordinator, is responsible for addressing sex discrimination in all aspects of education programs and activities at GW which includes issues related to sexual or gender-based harassment and sexual violence, including intimate partner violence and stalking, within the community.  This involves developing, revising and coordinating policies, procedures and programs that address these issues. Asha can also help you understand options and resources available to you through the university.

Kiera BlooreDeputy Title IX Coordinator, assists the Title IX Coordinator with facilitating the university’s Title IX sexual harassment-related compliance, including the provision of Title IX supportive measures, investigations and hearings, and the alternative resolution process. 

Elizabeth Wynkoop Riley, Assistant Director of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response, initiates and directs student support and case management following reported incidents of Title IX violations. She also develops educational outreach on sexual assault prevention and response for students, staff and faculty, in partnership with campus and community organizations.

Sarah Harring, Title IX Case Manager & Hearing Administrator, supports the case management for the Title IX Office by responding to reports of sexual harassment, providing information about Title IX procedures, and serving as a point of contact for parties working with the Title IX Office.

Joshua Segalewitz, Title IX Response Coordinator, supports GW faculty, staff, and students by initiating outreach following a reported incident and providing ongoing support. He works to provide trauma-informed case management that includes supportive measures–such as academic support, safety planning, and referrals to on and off-campus resources–to those impacted by sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, and stalking. 

Title IX Office Hours

It's important to know how Title IX works, what happens when a report of sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating/ domestic violence or stalking is made to the Title IX Office, what the formal complaint process looks like, and what resources are available.  Come meet GW's Title IX staff as they introduce themselves, answer your questions, share information, and discuss resources during Title IX Office Hours.

Visit the Title IX Virtual Office Hours page for dates and registration.


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