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At GW, we conduct our activities with the highest standards of conduct in mind. GW’s Statement of Ethical Principles sets forth standards of ethical conduct to which all persons acting on the university’s behalf should aspire. The Statement should be used as a general guide in making ethical decisions in all situations, especially those where the “right” answer is not always clear. 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 values and mission while protecting its people and reputation.

Members of the university community are expected to report violations of ethical principles of conduct, laws, regulations or university policies to the Office of Ethics, Compliance, and Privacy. The university's Non-Retaliation policy states that retaliation against members of the university community who make good faith reports regarding potential university-related violations of law, regulations or university policies is prohibited. The university will review complaints of retaliation, and any attempted or actual retaliatory action covered under the policy may subject the violator to disciplinary action.

Report a Concern 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - reporting avenues that allow for anonymous reporting of possible compliance violations are available. However, if this is a true emergency, please call 911. The Office of Ethics, Compliance, and Privacy is not an emergency service.



You may also email [email protected] or call 202-994-3386 for consultation or inquiry.

Other Specific Reporting Avenues

Privacy provides online forms to report a data incident or privacy concern and for European Union data subject requests.

The Title IX Office under the Vice Provost of Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement, offers resources for students related to sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating, or domestic violence and stalking.

GW is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment that is accessible for everyone, including people with disabilities.  Visit Accessibility @ GW for more information. 

The Equal Employment Opportunity & Employee Relations office (EEO/ER) provides consultative services to assist staff with situations that involve allegations of unfair treatment, discrimination and affirmative action, as well as disability and religious accommodations.