The Catholic University of America
Reporting Options

Where to Make a Report

By reporting to one of the resources below, you will have the options of connecting with available support services. To report an incident you can contact:
 
  • The Dean of Students: 202-319-5619, sawyerj@cua.edu
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  • The University's Title IX Coordinator: 202-319-4177, vinik@cua.edu, or
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  • The Department of Public Safety: 202-319-5111. DPS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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    You can also make a report directly to the local police, the Metropolitan Police Department, and DPS can assist with this process: 202-727-9099.

    What can you expect when you report?

    • Your information will remain private and will only be shared with those who absolutely need to know.
    • You will be connected to a trained resource person in the Office of the Dean of Students to to help you navigate support services and offer options for moving forward.
    • You will be connected to a trained resource person in the Office of the Dean of Students to to help you navigate support services and offer options for moving forward.
    • Reporting an assault does not automatically trigger an investigation except in rare situations where a perpetrator is a threat to the community, such as when the University received a previous report that the same person assaulted someone else. In those cases, the University has an obligation to investigate, but you are not required to be a part of the process.
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      Where to File a Complaint

      To file a University complaint, you can contact:

       

    • The Department of Public Safety,
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    • The Dean of Students, or
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    • The University's Title IX Coordinator.
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      You can also file a criminal complaint with the local police, the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD). DPS can assist you with this process and you can pursue both a university and MPD complaint simultaneously.

      What can you expect when you file a complaint?

    • The University will take your complaint seriously.
    • The University will conduct an investigation.
    • If the case is referred to the University disciplinary process, there are many options that are available.
    • A Dean of Students staff member can help you navigate this process.
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      If you do not wish to file a complaint, you can still meet with a member of the Dean of Students Office for support. Staff members can help you access services like academic support, class schedule changes, housing relocation, and issue orders of no contact.

      For more information, visit the Grievance Procedures.