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Compliance, Diversity, and Ethics

Note: The Office of Equity and Diversity Services (OEDS)  is now Compliance, Diversity and Ethics (CDE). The original website equity.gmu.edu and diversity.gmu.edu will now be re-directed to integrity.gmu.edu. Please contact us if you have questions about finding information on this site.


Mission Statement

Advance the University's commitment to creating a welcoming, respectful and inclusive educational environment that values integrity and a culture of shared responsibility.

At Mason, Leadership+Ethics+Accountability+Diversity = Excellence

Vision Statement

Our department is committed to promoting diversity, as well as a culture of integrity and a community that values shared responsibility. We are especially concerned with having the most difficult conversations, hearing the voices least heard and sustaining an accessible inclusive environment that empowers all members of the campus community to achieve their highest potential. We encourage every member of our university community to embrace the underlying values of this vision. Attainment of this vision is not only possible, but also critical to meeting our promise as a university and most importantly, to the success of our students.

Overview of CDE

George Mason University is committed to excellence. Mason's dedication to innovation in teaching, research, and service rests upon each individual in our university community. Compliance, Diversity and Ethics works to strengthen Mason's obligation to act with integrity by embracing diversity, accountability and ethical decision-making. We accomplish this through the development of policies and initiatives that promote compliance with applicable laws and regulations and that assure equal access and equal opportunity for all University members. Through collaborative relationships within and outside Mason, we seek to increase access and opportunity within the University and to serve as a model for educational institutions within the Commonwealth of Virginia by creating an inclusive community that enhances the ability of each of its members to achieve their educational and professional goals.

Please take an opportunity to learn about George Mason University's Vision and how our office supports Mason's efforts to be a University For the World.