Issues relating to application and admission to Georgetown University graduate and professional schools and programs.
Compliance Area Accountability ChartsThis section provides information on the University offices and individuals that handle various types of compliance-related matters and how responsibility for the University's compliance in these areas "rolls up" within the organization. The list below includes many of the subject matter areas in which the University faces compliance obligations. To see a brief description of a given compliance area, click on it. From the description, click again on the link provided to obtain information on offices and individuals to contact for information about the compliance area. If you have a question about a compliance area that is not listed on this page, please contact the Office of Compliance and Ethics.
Issues relating to application and admission to Georgetown University undergraduate schools and programs.
Americans with Disabilities Act (Employees)
Issues relating to the University’s policies and procedures for handling the identification and reasonable accommodation of employee disabilities under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA).
Americans with Disabilities Act (Students)
Issues relating to the University’s policies and procedures for handling the identification of student disabilities as recognized by the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and for the reasonable accommodation of those disabilities.
Issues relating to the care for and use of animals in research, including the operations of the Georgetown University Animal Care and Use Committee (GUACUC).
Athletics (see NCAA/Athletics)
Board of Directors
Issues relating to the role and responsibilities of the University’s Board of Directors and its members.
Issues relating to University biomedical research that involves using human subjects or groups of humans to study health-related interventions to evaluate the effects on health outcomes, including drug studies and medical device trials.
Communictions and Media
Issues relating to the University’s interactions with and use of the print, broadcast and other media and the University’s policies and procedures regarding internal and external communications.
Issues relating to the University’s interactions with its Georgetown neighbors and with local and city government and civic bodies.
Confidential Information Disclosure (non-student information) and Privacy
Issues relating to the collection, storage, distribution and transmission of confidential information (other than student records) and matters relating to the privacy of such information.
Conflicts of Interest (Financial)
Issues relating to actual or apparent financial conflicts of interests, including the University’s financial disclosure policies and procedures, and concerns about how such conflicts could affect objectivity.
Crime and Campus Security
Issues relating to the security and safety of University premises and people and to the prevention, reporting and investigation of crime on campus or in surrounding areas.
Development and Alumni Giving
Issues relating to the solicitation, negotiation, receipt, management and stewardship of donations and gifts to the University.
Discrimination and Harassment and Bias
Issues relating to actual or perceived discrimination or bias on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, handicap or disability, family responsibilities, familial status, gender identity or expression, marital status, personal appearance, political affiliation, source of income, sexual orientation or any other factor prohibited by law and issues relating to sexual harassment.
Effort Reporting (Research)
Issues relating to the recording and reporting of time and effort spent on or charged to sponsored research activities (and on other activities by those engaged in sponsored research).
Issues relating to the University’s employee benefit plans and programs.
Environmental Health, Management and Safety Issues
Issues relating to biological, chemical and radiation safety, laboratory safety and bloodborne pathogens.
Issues relating to the University’s compliance with laws and regulations relating to the export of goods and technology.
Facilities Repair and Maintenance
Issues relating to the maintenance and repair of University buildings and other facilities.
Faculty Conflicts of Commitment and Outside Employment
Issues relating to the disclosure, approval and management of outside professional activities of faculty.
Family Medical Leave (Faculty & AAPs)
Issues relating to University faculty members’ application for, approval of, and tracking of leave under federal and state family medical leave laws and related University policies.
Family Medical Leave (Staff)
Issues relating to University staff members’ application for, approval of, and tracking of leave under federal and state family medical leave laws and related University policies.
Federal Relations and Lobbying
Issues relating to the University’s interactions with the federal government, including advocacy of the University’s interests.
Fire and Building Safety
Issues relating to fire safety, including fire drills and evacuations, and electrical and other building safety matters.
Gifts and Gratuities (see Conflicts of Interest (Financial))
Issues relating to the handling and disposal of hazardous materials, including chemical, biological, radioactive, and other materials and the response to and clean-up of accidents or spills of such materials.
Human Subjects Research ( Institutional Review Boards)
Issues relating to University research involving human subjects, including the approval and monitoring of such research and the policies and procedures relating to the University’s Institutional Review Boards (IRBs).
Issues relating to compliance with laws and regulations relating to international students, faculty employees and the visa requirements for studying or working in the United States.
Issues relating to the protection and security of University information and the computer systems used to manage it.
Intellectual Property (non technology) -- Copyrights
Issues relating to the establishment and protection of copyrights on works generated by University faculty and employees and on the appropriate use of copyrighted materials.
Intellecutal Property (non technology) -- Trademarks
Issues relating to the use and protection of University-owned names, insignias and other marks.
Issues relating to the safety of the University’s biomedical and other laboratories.
Issues relating to the use of University-owned real property, to the University’s purchase or leasing of real property and to interactions with other owners of real property.
Issues relating to matters on which legal advice is sought or required, including communications with lawyers who contact the University on behalf of their clients, response to subpoenas or other legal documents, and litigation in which the University is or may be involved.
Lobbying (see Federal Relations and Lobbying)
NCAA/Athletics, Athletics Conference standards (e.g., Big East, ECAC, Patriot League)
Issues relating to Georgetown University intercollegiate athletics programs, including the rules and policies of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the athletic conferences in which Georgetown teams participate.
Occupational Health (Med Ctr. Only)
Issues relating to health issues related to working at Georgetown University Medical Center, including those relating to working with research animals and other research-related materials.
Issues relating to parking vehicles in University lots and spaces.
Privacy (see Confidential Information Disclosure and Privacy, Record Retention/Disposal, Student Recordkeeping)
Issues relating to compliance with University policies and procedures regarding the procurement of goods and services used in University business.
Issues relating to the use and disposal of radioactive materials and to exposure to such materials.
Issues relating to the requirements for keeping various types of University records and to the policies and procedures for retention and disposal of records.
Research Financial Administration (Grants & Contracts)
Issues relating to the administration of sponsored research agreements, including the appropriate charging of and accounting for costs, expenses and effort to grants.
Issues relating to the federal and other regulations applicable to the design, conduct and reporting of research, including the protection of human and animal research subjects, the use of hazardous materials in research, and research misconduct.
Responsible Conduct of Research
Issues relating to instruction in the responsible conduct of research (RCR) throughout the professional life of those involved in research.
Issues relating to the alleged fabrication, falsification plagiarism, or other serious deviation from accepted practices in the conduct of University research, including the University policies and procedures for considering such allegations.
Student Financial Aid
Issues relating to the provision of financial aid to include grants and scholarships, student loans, and student employment.
Issues relating to the medical and mental health treatment of students and the provision of health-related information to students.
Student Recordkeeping (FERPA)
Issues relating to the University’s policies and procedures for keeping student academic, disciplinary and other records and compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
Issues relating to the University’s federal and state tax status, the compilation and filing of tax returns, and other matters with tax implications.
Technology Development and Commercialization
Issues relating to the development and licensing of discoveries, inventions and technology, including the securing of patents for such inventions, the protection of intellectual property rights, and the sharing and commercialization of intellectual property.
Wage, Pay, Leave Matters (faculty)
Issues relating to the salary or compensation of faculty members and to the accrual, use and accounting for leave.
Wage, Pay, Leave Matters (staff)
Issues relating to the salary, wages or compensation of staff members and to the accrual, use and accounting for leave.
Issues relating to compensation for job-related illness or injury through the Worker’s Compensation system.
Workplace Conduct (faculty)
Issues relating to the professional conduct and appropriate behavior of faculty, including compliance with the University’s policies and procedures relating to workplace conduct.
Workplace Conduct (staff)
Issues relating to the professional conduct and appropriate behavior of staff, including compliance with the University’s policies and procedures relating to workplace conduct.