University Policies

The George Washington University (GW) offers guidance and policies to help faculty and staff planning international activities. Below is a list of university policies applicable to international activities. The full list of GW policies can be found on GW Office of Compliance & Privacy website.

Approval of Academic Agreements

Approval of Academic Agreements (PDF)

The purpose of this policy is to inform faculty and staff of the required approval and signature process for entering into written academic agreements with outside entities on behalf of the university, and to prevent the imposition of legally binding duties and liabilities on the university as a result of unapproved agreements.

Conflict of Interest and Commitment for Faculty and Investigators

Conflict of Interest and Commitment for Faculty and Investigators (PDF)

This Policy is designed to assist faculty and investigators and the university in the identification of potential and actual conflicts of interest and to support compliance with applicable government regulations.

Conflict of Interest for Non-Faculty Employees Policy

Conflict of Interest for Non-Faculty Employees Policy (PDF)

As a nonprofit institution serving the public good, the university and its constituencies have the right to expect that university employees should avoid any circumstances in conflict with their institutional responsibilities, and that there be no conflict between duty to the institution and self-interest.

Export Controls

Export Control (PDF)

This policy implements U.S. laws and regulations regarding the export or re-export of certain items, technologies, software and services regulated for reasons of national security, foreign policy, prevention of the spread of weapons of mass destruction and for competitive trade reasons.