Office of Ethics, Compliance, and Risk
All members of the university are responsible for supporting GW’s mission by holding themselves and the community to the highest standards of ethical and lawful conduct in all academic and business activities. The university must comply with a wide range of laws, regulations and policies that govern its various activities. While identified staff throughout the institution have operational compliance responsibilities specific to their area, the Office of Ethics, Compliance, and Risk (OECR) provides compliance oversight through the management of the university’s ethics and compliance program, as well as related areas of risk and internal audit. In a continuously evolving business and regulatory environment, OECR aims to coordinate compliance efforts, detect and mitigate university risk, and promote a culture of ethical conduct.