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 vision, mission and strategic plan while protecting its people and reputation.


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