The entire University community has the right and is strongly encouraged to contact the Title IX Office if they feel that they or someone they know has experienced conduct that violates the Title IX Policy. Responsible Employees have an obligation to report any information regarding possible misconduct to the Title IX Office.

Contact the Title IX Office:
Leslie T. Annexstein, Director
Phone: 202-806-2550
Email: Title
Walk-in Hours: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10:30 am - 2:00 pm (Note: Walk-in hours are suspended until further notice due to the emergency telework procedure currently in place at Howard University. The Title IX Office will continue to provide support, resources, and services to the University community through email, telephone, and Zoom video-chats. The Title IX Office will be available to conduct in-person interviews only under specific circumstances.)
Location: Johnson Administration Building, Suite G06
Street Address: 2400 6th Street NW, Washington, DC 20059

Resources for the University community to heal and thrive are also available for anyone impacted by these forms of misconduct. Below is a list of key resources available to the university community.

Mental Health and Emotional Support - Online/Telehealth Resources

We realize that the past several weeks have been stressful to our students, faculty and staff, as we face the COVID-19 pandemic. If you would like to access mental health services, the following resources are available to you:

University Counseling Service (no walk-ins at this time) - Daytime/Weekdays: 202-806-6870; Crisis Line (After Hours & Weekends): 202-345-6709, Monday-Friday, 6 p.m. to 8 a.m. and 24/7 on weekends.

"Healthiest You" - the student telehealth mental health provider. Contact them at, or via phone at 855-870-5858 

Optum - Optum has opened its Emotional-Support Help Line, providing access to specially trained mental health specialists to support people who may be experiencing anxiety or stress following the recent developments around COVID-19. Optum’s toll-free help line number, 866-342-6892, will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for as long as necessary. The service is free of charge and open to anyone.

Employee Assistance Program - Howard offers the LifeWorks Employee Assistance Program, or EAP, through MetLife – at no cost to you. Call 888-319-7819, log on to or download the LifeWorks app (username: metlifeeap, password: eap) to speak with a counselor. You can schedule an appointment anytime, anywhere – 24/7/365. The program includes up to 5 phone or video consultations with a licensed counselor per issue, per calendar year. Employees and their eligible family members can use the service to receive guidance and support for a variety of issues.

Additional Resources

Interpersonal Violence Prevention Program (IVPP)

The Howard University Interpersonal Violence Prevention Program (IVPP) - provides confidential advocacy, safety planning, referrals and support
Louis Stokes Health Sciences Library
501 W Street NW
Washington, DC 20059
Phone: (202) 836-1401

University Counseling Service

University Counseling Service - provides individual and group counseling, psychotherapy, crisis intervention and consultation for students.
CB Powell/School of Communications Building
6th and Bryant Streets, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20059
Phone: (202) 806-6870
Operation Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Walk-In Intake Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday (walk-in hours are temporarily suspended)
Crisis Line: (202) 345-6709 (after hours, weekends and holidays)

Howard University Hospital & The Student Health Center

Medical services are available at:

Howard University Hospital
2041 Georgia Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20060
Phone: (202) 865-1131

Students can also receive medical services at:

Howard University Student Health Center
2139 Georgia Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20059
Phone: (202) 806-7540

*Rape Kits/Sexual Assault Nurse's Exams are available at:
Medstar Washington Hospital Center

110 Irving St. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20010
Phone: (202) 877-7000

*Though based at Medstar, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners can also travel to other DC hospitals. Learn more about how to access a free sexual assault medical exam in DC.

Department of Public Safety

Victims/survivors of sexual misconduct and sexual violence may contact the Howard University Department of Public Safety (DPS) and/or the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) in order to report such incidents to law enforcement.

The Howard University Department of Public Safety (DPS)
2244 10th Street, N.W., Suite 270
Washington, D.C. 20059
Phone: (202) 806-1100

Emergency Line: (202) 806-7777

The District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department (MPD)
1620 V Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20009
Third District Main Phone: (202) 673-6815
Detectives Office Phone: (202) 673-6918
Emergency: 911

Learn more about your Rights, Resources and Options.