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Office of Ethics, Compliance, and Privacy


The GW community feels a sense of pride in helping change the course of history through what we've accomplished, what we'll achieve in the future and for what we stand for.  We also share a responsibility to support GW's mission and reputation by holding ourselves and other community members to the highest standards of ethical and lawful conduct in all our academic and business activities. 

We all must be aware of and follow the policies, standards, laws and regulations that apply to our activities, report concerns, and work together to resolve them.  We are responsible for our actions and our decisions, and accountable to further the university's mission. Our culture of integrity and ethical behavior in the daily life of our community is evidenced through abiding by our statement of ethical principles.

Together, we "Raise High!".






Policies at GW are created and maintained with the purpose of encouraging a culture of ethical, social, professional and legal behavior. Policies serve to communicate GW’s values and mission while protecting its people and reputation.


Privacy at GW refers to the handling of the personal information we collect in the administration of the university. GW is committed to following best practices concerning data privacy and safeguarding the personal information of our community members.

Enterprise Risk

Enterprise Risk at GW is managed through an Enterprise Risk Management Program. The program includes identification, categorization and monitoring of university-wide operational, emerging, and strategic risks which may impact or influence reputation, regulatory, compliance, financial, technology and asset-related risks. 

The Office of Risk Management and Insurance manages liability risk associated with teaching, research and support operations.  This office is managed within the Finance Division.  





Reporting avenues that allow for anonymous reporting of possible ethical or compliance violations are available online or via the phone - report a concern 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Other reporting avenues are also available for Title IX, EEO/Employee Relations or Accessibility concerns. 




GW has a culture of integrity and ethical behavior in the daily life of our community through respect, responsibility, accountability, stewardship, teamwork, and service.




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