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Consent to Release Information Form:

This consent form gives GW permission to speak about academic and non-academic disciplinary matters to a person or persons as designated by a student.

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The university’s rules and policies regarding alcohol are in place for a reason, not the least of which complies with federal law.

Becoming a student at the George Washington University presents many opportunities – to learn; to meet new people; to live in Washington, D.C. But along with those opportunities come certain obligations, like respecting your roommate, attending class, and meeting minimum standards of behavior.

The use of university resources to duplicate or distribute unauthorized copies of copyrighted materials is strictly prohibited.

The university’s rules and policies regarding non-academic behavior are in place to uphold the standards of academic and community life at the George Washington University.

The university defines disorderly conduct as “shouting or making excessive noise either inside or outside a building; verbally abusing university officials acting in performance of their duties; acting in a manner that annoys, disturbs, threatens or harasses others; disrupting, obstructing, or interfering with the activities of others; or behaving in a lewd or indecent manner.”

The university seeks to educate students about the dangers and consequences associated with the use or possession of illegal drugs or controlled substances so students can make informed decisions and stay safe.

The university has a set of minimum expectations regarding student behavior that is encompassed in the “Code of Student Conduct,” which specifically prohibits “possession of any false, fraudulent, or otherwise illegal identification card or document” and the “manufacture, sale or distribution of local, state, or federal identification.”

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 and university policy prohibit the release of information contained in a student’s educational records without the express written consent of the student.

Hazing is illegal and is a significant policy violation. The university supports the law and has taken a strong stance against hazing practices by prohibiting such behavior.

The "Code of Student Conduct” applies to all GW students wherever they travel or live; the university may charge students for violation of laws or university policies on and off university premises.

The university takes campus security and safety seriously; students should never provide their GWorld card to another individual for any reason.

Students should be aware that the university may address instances of excessive noise or a disturbance whether it occurs on or off university premises.

Students who refuse to abide by the reasonable directions of a university staff member acting per their duties may face disciplinary action taken by the university.

A staff member of the Division of Student Affairs contacts parents via telephone, letter, and/or email when a student is found in violation of The George Washington University’s alcohol and other drug policies if the student is under the age of 21 at the time of notification.

Students should be aware that you are responsible for alcohol, drugs, false identification cards or other prohibited items found in your possession. This may extend to anything your visitors also may bring into the university community.  The university defines "distribution" as any form of sale, exchange or transfer.

Students should know that having a disciplinary record can affect your eligibility to study abroad.  Additionally, if a student fails to abide by the “Code of Student Conduct” or the "Code of Academic Integrity" while they are abroad, the student may be subject to academic or non-academic disciplinary action by the host university and by GW.

Students are prohibited from possessing, storing or using any weapon or object that could be construed as a weapon.