University Resources

Department of Safety and Environmental Management

The primary goal of the Department of Safety and Environmental Management’s Ergonomics program is to help others to recognize and address ergonomic concerns in the workplace. Ergonomic problems can be addressed through engineering and/or administrative controls. Call the Department of Safety and Environmental Management office for an ergonomics evaluation of your work environment. We also have ergonomic workstations set up in our office available on a trial basis.

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Faculty and Staff Benefits

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Faculty and Staff Assistance Program

The FSAP is a Georgetown University program designed to assist faculty and staff members (and their families) with a variety of professional and personal concerns. Any individual who receives a paycheck from Georgetown University is eligible for FSAP services. The FSAP’s basic functions are to provide short-term and crisis counseling to employees, to coordinate educational programs regarding mental health and wellness, and to provide a confidential resource on campus for all faculty and staff members. As an institutional resource, the FSAP helps to address behavioral functioning which impacts morale, performance, and the mission of the institution.

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Georgetown University Emergency Preparedness and Evacuation Procedures for Persons with Disabilities

Every year a special needs questionnaire is distributed to students living on campus and to staff members for preparedness purposes. Additionally, each semester, an e-mail discussing information on Georgetown’s policies regarding individuals with disabilities is sent to all members of the Georgetown community.

  • Protocol for Emergency Evacuation from Residence Halls

Georgetown University anticipates that some students with physical disabilities living in residence halls may require special assistance to respond to emergency situations. If students have not already been contacted by a representative from the Academic Resource Center (ARC) and the Department of Public Safety, they should do so to obtain information on steps to follow should their building need to be evacuated. Students are expected to understand that they will likely have some personal responsibility for implementing their plan, and discussion with DPS is designed to ensure that all parties understand what their respective roles are in the event of an emergency.

  • Protocol for Emergency Evacuation of Faculty & Staff

Faculty and staff members with disabilities should notify their Floor Marshal immediately upon beginning work at Georgetown or transferring to a new location. If you have not done so before, make sure to do this now. During an evacuation, follow the same protocol outlined above for academic buildings. For more information go to:

  • Accessible Routes to Main Campus Buildings

To help our community navigate campus, the University provides a map of accessible routes to Main Campus buildings. Additionally, to help the community navigate campus during construction, the University provides maps showing barrier-free routes from the Southwest Garage to several popular locations on campus, particularly for visitors. These maps may be viewed by clicking the hyperlinks provided above.

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Georgetown University Students

  • MAIN CAMPUS: The Academic Resource Center

Georgetown University is committed to ensuring that no student is denied access to its programs, facilities, services, or activities, or otherwise discriminated against, on the basis of a disability. Consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the University will make reasonable accommodations for students with documented learning, physical and/or psychological disabilities. The Academic Resource Center is responsible for evaluating requests for accommodation, and does so on a case-by-case basis in a manner designed to preserve confidentiality and provide students with as much independence as possible.

The Academic Resource Center provides:

  • Assistance in many skills areas necessary for academic achievement through individual consultations or workshops;
  • Accommodations to students with disabilities under the ADA and Section 504;
  • Facilities and support services to help ensure equal opportunity for students with disabilities.

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  • LAW CENTER: Office of Disability Services

The Law Center remains strongly committed to its long-standing policy of providing reasonable accommodations for members of its student body who have disabilities. The faculty and staff work to provide the accommodations most appropriate for each individual student to ensure that students are given an equal opportunity for learning and pursuing their academic interests. Upon acceptance to the Law Center, both J.D. and LL.M. students with disabilities should contact The Office of Disability Services at 202-662-4042 or by email – The Office of Disability Services (Hotung 310) serves all students with disabilities, including physical and learning disabilities.

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Students in the School of Medicine can use the Academic Resource Center for evaluating requests for accommodation

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