USG - Gordon State Highlight Ethical Culture Through Ethics Awareness Week

The University System of Georgia (USG) is committed to the highest ethical and professional standards of conduct in pursuit of its mission to create a more educated Georgia. Accomplishing this mission demands integrity, good judgment and dedication to public service from all members of the USG community. Annually, the USG highlights this commitment through an Ethics Awareness Week which is scheduled this year for November 11–17, 2018

The purpose of this week is to remind employees of our commitment to an ethical culture and our shared ethical values and expectations. 

Chancellor Steve Wrigley has emphasized the importance of an ethical culture and how it is critical to the success of not only our institutions but our employees, students, communities and ultimately how Georgia is educated.

 Ethics Awareness Week is part of a comprehensive Ethics and Compliance Program.  This Program includes a system-level Ethics Policy and Code of Conduct, on-board ethics training, periodic ethics refresher training, compliance audits, special reviews, and an Ethics and Compliance Reporting Hotline.

 In support of this effort, Gordon State College will be hosting activities to build upon our ethical culture by promoting activities related to our system-wide shared core values of integrity, excellence, accountability, and respect. We will emphasize that, in addition to our ethical values, our Code of Conduct is the foundation of the USG’s priorities of degree attainment, affordability and efficiency. 

 Activities during this week will bring awareness to ethics, reinforce the principles of recognizing the hard work of employees, and promote our shared values.  Our theme for this week is the “SPIRIT of USG.”  Activities planned will emphasize:

 Stewardship. Prevention. Integrity. Responsibility. Inspiration. Trust.

 Activities planned for this week are as follows:


11/12/18 @ 7:30 AM :  Join us for a Dutch Treat Breakfast in Highlander Dining Hall as Dr. Nooks kicks off Ethics Awareness Week at Gordon State College.

11/12/18 from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM: Join us in the Student Center Lobby (outside of Highlander Dining Hall) for our “Pledge of Awareness” Banner Signing.  The 100 GSC students to sign the Pledge of Awareness will receive a GSC Planner.

11/12/18 @12:00 (Faculty & Staff)- Join us in NAHS 123 for a Lunch and Learn – “Time is Money – It’s YOUR Paycheck” -   Bring your own lunch and we will provide the desserts!

11/12/18 @ 2:00 PM: Join us in the Student Center Auditorium for a viewing of Gone Baby Gone.

11/12/18 @ 3:30 PM (Faculty) – Join us in IC 112 for a CETL presentation on “LEAP – Liberal Education America’s Promise.” 

11/12/18 @ 3:30 PM:  Join us for our “How to Avoid Plagiarism” Workshop presented by Dr. Scott Shubitz in Student Center 107.

11/13/18 @ 10:00 AM: Join us for our presentation of “Good People in Tough Situations – Why doing the right thing matters” presented by Ms. Alicia Dorton in NAHS 123

11/13/18 @ 10:00 AM (All Employees):  Please join us for our presentation on “Ethical Dos and Don’ts for the PCard” presented by Ms. April Mason and Ms. Cindy McCard in the Student Center Auditorium.

11/13/18 @ 3:00 PM (All Employees) Please join us for our presentation on “Ethics and the Effective Performance Reviews” by Dr. John Head.  Student Center Auditorium.

11/14/18 @ 11:00 AM (Faculty):  Academic Townhall in Russell 208

11/14/18 @ 3:30 PM:  Join us for our “How to Avoid Plagiarism” Workshop presented by Dr. Scott Shubits in Student Center 107.

11/14/18 @ 3:30 PM (Faculty & Staff): Shared Governance Townhall in Russell 211

11/15/18 @10:00 AM:  Join us for our presentation on the Gordon State College Computer/Network Usage Policy presented by Mr. Troy Stout in Russell 211.

11/16/18 from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM:  Join us for Hot Chocolates and Bookmarks in the Instructional Complex Lobby