Reporting & Support Resources
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:
Interim Title IX Coordinator
Title IX Investigator
Email: Title IX@howard.edu
Street Address: 2400 6th Street NW, Washington, DC 20059
In addition to calling or emailing the Title IX Office, you may submit a Title IX report via the ONLINE REPORTING FORM.
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.
If you would like to access to online or telehealth mental health services, the following resources are available to you:
University Counseling Service - 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 telehealth4students.com, 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 metlifeeap.lifeworks.com 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.
- BetterHelp - 24/7 counseling
- National Alliance on Mental Illness – NAMI Updates on the Coronavirus
- Anxiety and Depression Association of America - Coronavirus Anxiety - Helpful Expert Tips and Resources
The Howard University Interpersonal Violence Prevention Program (IVPP) - provides confidential advocacy, safety planning, referrals and support
Phone: (202) 836-1401
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
Hours: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Crisis Line: (202) 345-6709 (after hours, weekends and holidays)
Students can receive medical services at:
Howard University Student Health Center
2139 Georgia Avenue, NW (corner of W Street and Georgia Avenue)
Washington, D.C. 20059
Phone: (202) 806-7540
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm (Closed for lunch 12:30-1:30 pm)
To make an appointment online, please use the following link.
Medical services for all members of the community are available at:
Howard University Hospital
2041 Georgia Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20060
Phone: (202) 865-1131
Forensic examinations for survivors of sexual assault or dating/domestic violence are provided by District of Columbia Forensic Nurse Examiners (DCFNE) as follows:
MedStar Washington Hospital Center - 24 hours/7 days a week
110 Irving St., NW
Washington, D.C. 20010
Phone: (202) 877-7000 or contact the DC Victim Hotline at (844) 443-5732
*Though based at Medstar, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners can also travel to other DC hospitals to perform an exam. Learn more about how to access a free sexual assault medical exam in DC.
DCFNE's Forensic Nursing Clinic - by appointment
101 Q St NE, 2nd floor
Washington, D.C. 20002
To make an appointment for the Forensic Nursing Clinic, call 844-4HELP-DC (844-443-5732). Learn more here.
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
Off Campus Resources (Washington, DC)
- DC Rape Crisis Center (202-333-RAPE) – The designated sexual assault coalition for D.C., providing a 24- hour hotline, therapeutic services, individual and group counseling, and advocacy.
- DC Victim Hotline (844-4HELPDC/844-443-5732) – Provides free confidential, around-the-clock information and referrals for victims of ALL CRIME in the District of Columbia.
- Network for Victim Recovery of DC (NVRDC) (202-742-1727) – Provides advocacy, case management, and legal services to victims/survivors of all crimes
Local and National Resources
- Futures Without Violence has compiled a list of resources to help address the fact that people who are surviving violence in their relationships and families may be experiencing increased isolation and danger during the coronavirus pandemic. Visit the Futures Without Violence COVID-19 Resource Page to learn more.
- RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network), the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization, operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 800-656-HOPE and online at hotline.rainn.org in partnership with over 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country— including in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. You can contact RAINN for confidential support services and to identify a local service provider in your area. Visit rainn.org to learn more.
- The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) has compiled a list of additional resources. Visit nnedv.org to learn more.
- NO MORE Global Directory is a first-of-its-kind, comprehensive international directory of domestic violence and sexual assault resources in every UN-recognized country and territory in the world. The site was created by the NO MORE Foundation in partnership with the United Nations and the World Bank. Visit https://nomoredirectory.org/ and click on the flag representing the country where you would like to find information and support.
- The United Nations provides a list of helplines, by country, for people experiencing relationship abuse.
- Pathways to Safety International provides victim advocacy to people experiencing sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking outside of the U.S. Emails to email@example.com will be responded to within 72 hours. To learn more, visit www.pathwaystosafety.org.
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