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Policies at GW are created and maintained with the purpose of encouraging a culture of ethical, social, professional and legal behavior.  


University policies work to:

  • convey the university’s mission and support the execution of its strategy
  • aid faculty, staff and students to clearly understand expectations for their actions
  • influence behavior and decision-making
  • foster a positive and respectful community environment
  • meet legal standards which apply to the university


GW policies and procedures are not contracts with any employee. As an employer, the university reserves the right to determine the applicability of policies and procedures and also reserves the right to change policies, procedures, and guidance at any time.