USG Highlights 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 knowledge. 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 6–12, 2023. The purpose of this week is to remind employees of our commitment to an ethical culture and our shared ethical values and expectations. 

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. From orientation to graduation, Gordon is committed to modeling ethical leadership for our students as part of the Highlander EDGE. 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 “Celebrating our Ethical Culture.”  Activities planned will emphasize:


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




Tuesday, November 7 th  USG USG Ethics Awareness Week Virtual Presentation: The Color of Money 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (Virtual)

Wednesday, November 8th – USG Chancellor's Event: Ethical Consideration for a Data-Driven Landscape 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM (Virtual) 

Thursday, November 9th – USG Ethics & Compliance Best Practices in Higher Education, Promoting an Ethical Culture in Challenging Times.– 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM (Virtual)


Watch the 2023 Ethics Awareness Week Kickoff Video from the USG here.