Policies at GW are created and maintained with the purpose of encouraging a culture of ethical, social, professional, and legal behavior and responsibility.  Policies serve to uphold GW's values and mission while protecting its people and reputation. A University Policy connects the university's mission to the everyday actions of its community and clarifies the institution's expectations of its individual members.

Members of the GW community are responsible for adhering to and acting in accordance with university policies. Noncompliance with university policies may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination or dismissal. Unit-specific consequences for policy noncompliance are outlined in policies, if applicable. As an employer, the university reserves the right to determine the applicability of policies and also reserves the right to change policies, procedures, and guidance at any time. 

If you are interested in developing a university policy, please contact the Office of Ethics, Compliance, and Risk at [email protected] for additional information. Please note that a university policy must fall within the jurisdiction of a university office.


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