The Institutional Compliance and Ethics Program: Excellence through Integrity

Members of the Georgetown University community understand that excellence is our goal, but that true excellence is reached only through means that adhere to the highest standards of integrity.  The University must comply with a wide range of laws, regulations, and policies that govern its various activities.  We are each responsible for doing our part to meet these obligations and to maintain the strong ethical culture we value.  Honest, informed and responsible conduct by faculty, staff and students can help the University avoid most compliance problems.

The Georgetown University Institutional Compliance and Ethics Program promotes compliance and ethical behavior and helps the University manage risk by:

> assisting faculty, staff and students in identifying and understanding the University's legal, regulatory and other obligations and commitments;

> supporting the many University offices and individuals who manage specific compliance areas;

> providing guidance on, and a framework for, ethical decision-making; and

> providing mechanisms through which questions, and reports of concerns or problems, can be raised and addressed.