Student Life Policies

Student life policies aim to create a safe, diverse, and intellectual community for all students to enjoy during their time at the University.

Alcohol and Other Drugs

Our policies on alcohol, drugs, and smoking reflect the requirements of D.C. law and impose additional sanctions and penalties for violations by students, faculty, and staff.

Living On Campus

Living on Campus policies direct students on the proper procedures for hosting guests, changing rooms and room search, entry and inspection while living in the residential halls at Georgetown.

Living Off Campus

Living off Campus policies direct students who reside off-campus in privately owned properties and serve to assist students in meeting their responsibilities as members of the local community. These policies are also intended to further the University’s commitment to being a good neighbor and working with our neighbors to maintain an enjoyable and safe community in which to live, work and study.

Sexual Misconduct

Georgetown University is committed to providing a safe and hospitable environment for all members of its community. Sexual Misconduct subverts the University’s mission, and threatens permanent damage to the educational experience, careers, and well being of students, faculty, and staff. Georgetown University prohibits sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic/dating violence, and stalking.

Speech and Expression Policy

The policy guiding speech and expression is intended to ensure the “untrammeled expression of ideas and information.” This policy serves as a guide for speech and expression on campus.

Student Conduct

The Code of Student Conduct guides students on policies and sanctions regarding alcohol, illegal drugs, harassment and sexual misconduct, student privacy and security as well as intellectual property rights and off-campus housing.

Student Health and Accommodations

Student Health and Accommodations provides students with information on Medical Leave of Absence, temporary injuries and the different options available for students with disabilities.

Student Organizations

Student Organization policies are provided to students as a guide of their rights to utilize campus facilities and media in such a way that abide by the University’s code of conduct.