‘Be a Good Neighbor’ Training Mandatory for Students

Online module will train undergraduate students on code of conduct and rights and responsibilities as D.C. residents.

Be a Good Neighbor
October 09, 2013

The George Washington University Center for Student Engagement launched a mandatory “Be a Good Neighbor” online orientation for on- and off-campus undergraduate students on Sept. 30.

The orientation educates students on their rights and responsibilities as residents of Foggy Bottom and other Washington, D.C., communities. The module provides information on the rules and laws that govern behavior, covering topics such as trash pick-up cycles in D.C., property safety and noise and disorderly conduct. It also includes contact information and resources relating to the needs of students living off campus.

“Fostering a culture of learning, community and respect is an important role for all members of the GW community,” Senior Associate Provost and Dean of Student Affairs Peter Konwerski writes in the introduction to the training. “With this knowledge, you can contribute to creating an environment that embraces the concept of community and respect.”

The deadline to complete the online module was extended to Oct. 25. The module takes approximately 10 to 12 minutes to finish. Students can work on the training in several sessions, as there is a feature that allows students to bookmark the last page they completed.

On-campus students can complete the module here, while off-campus students can find the module here. The link will prompt students to log into their GW account.

If students have trouble loading the orientation, they can update Java on their web browser. To receive technical assistance, please contact the Office for Information Technology at 202-994-GWIT. For general questions about the orientations, contact the Center for Student Engagement at 202-944-6555 or via email at [email protected].