Office of Ethics, Compliance, and Privacy
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 Privacy (OECP) provides compliance oversight through the management of the university’s ethics and compliance program as well as related areas of risk, internal audit, and privacy. In a continuously evolving business and regulatory environment, OECP aims to coordinate compliance efforts, detect and mitigate university risk, and promote a culture of ethical conduct.