Georgia Tech provides several options to those wishing to report a violation of any of its discrimination-based policies. This page will serve as a guide to help you understand not only how to report an incident of discrimination, but also the process that occurs after a report is submitted.
Report to the Police
You may want to connect to the Georgia Tech Police because:
- You need immediate resources and/or emergency assistance.
- You want to learn more about pressing criminal charges.
- You want a court-issued restraining order or anti-harassment prevention order.
Reporting an assault to GTPD or other law enforcement or campus security authorities allows all support systems to be put in place for the survivor. Filing a police report will provide the opportunity for the collection of evidence, which is helpful in prosecution and will allow the survivor to be connected with the appropriate support and medical resources. By law, the filing of criminal charges is required only in cases of domestic violence; all other survivors who file a police report have the option to decide whether they wish to pursue charges.
What happens when I do this?
GTPD may use this information to determine whether the Institute has a legal requirement to issue a timely warning to the campus community, to assist with legally required statistical record-keeping, and to respond to any other legal obligation.
Georgia Tech community members have the right to:
- Notify or decline to notify law enforcement, including GTPD, and local and state police, of an alleged incident of sexual misconduct
- receive assistance from the Institute in making any such notification
- obtain a court-issued protective order or an Institute-issued no-contact
- concurrently utilize the formal complaint process for investigating the Sexual Misconduct or Equal Opportunity, Nondiscrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy, and any available external civil or criminal processes.
Contact the Georgia Tech Police Department
Report Criminal Conduct
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THE GEORGIA TECH CRIME VICTIM BILL OF RIGHTS
At Georgia Tech, victims of crimes, including sex crimes, have the right to:
- Reasonable, accurate, and timely notice of any scheduled court proceedings or any changes to such proceedings.
- Reasonable, accurate, and timely notice of the arrest, release, or escape of the accused.
- Not to be excluded from any scheduled court proceedings involving the accused, except as otherwise provided by law.
- Be heard at any scheduled court proceedings involving the release, plea, or sentencing of the accused.
- File a written objection in any parole proceedings involving the accused.
- Confer with the prosecuting attorney in any criminal prosecution related to the victim.
- Restitution as provided by law.
- Proceedings free from unreasonable delay.
- Be treated fairly and with dignity by all criminal justice agencies involved in the case.
- Under certain conditions, to be notified of the accused being on an electronic release and monitoring program.
- Be notified of an arrest warrant being issued for the accused.
- Be notified of the accused being prohibited from contacting the victim.
Report to a State or Federal Agency
Office for Civil Rights at U.S. Department of Education (OCR)
If you believe that the school has violated your Title IX or ADA rights, you may file a complaint with the OCR.
National Science Foundation's Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI)
The office is charged with enforcing Title IX among NSF grantees. To file a complaint, or for more information on Title IX, contact (703) 292-8020, e-mail email@example.com or complete and submit this form
State ADA Coordinator's Office
c/o Georgia State Financing & Investment Commission
270 Washington Street, 3rd Floor, Suite 3001D
Atlanta, GA 30334-9007
Phone: 404-657-7313 (General Information & Technical Assistance)
Georgia Relay Service: Dial 7-1-1