GW Values

What makes GW a unique place to work? Our values and the culture they create. These values are shared by our students, faculty and staff. They serve as a guiding force, shaping our everyday lives on campus and helping to ensure that we make the best decisions for our university community.


We support opportunities for continuous development that maximize the potential of the individual and strengthen the university.


We strive to share information and ideas in an open, consistent, and effective manner.


We strive to build a strong community in the service of our shared purpose and mission.


We embrace the unique contributions of all members of our community.


We commit ourselves to achieving the highest standards in all our endeavors.


We treat others with courtesy and dignity.


We embrace our responsibility to exceed the expectations of others who depend on our actions.


We value and engage in sustainable practices that enhance current and future resources for our campus, our community, and our world.


We encourage collaboration to meet common goals and produce a sense of shared responsibility.

We encourage you to print a copy of these values (PDF) and post them near your work space. Remember the values as you are making decisions through the day and as a guide to help you provide superior service to our students, our community and our world.