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Ethics Awareness: SPIRIT of USG

Promoting an Ethical Culture at East Georgia State College through "SPIRIT"

One of EGSC’s core values is to support and sustain an ethical environment. Our shared ethical values differentiate us as a financially stable institution and contribute significantly to a culture of respect where everyone is valued.

How do we send a true picture of who we are -- dedicated employees who educate and transform the lives of students attending East Georgia State College? The answer is within the power of one.

Every employee makes a personal pledge to always be a great steward of the resources and responsibilities we have been entrusted to use. Our stewardship responsibility is the basis of how we support students – preparing them for life in all its challenges and uncertainties. That is who we are!

Our Ethics Policy provides the underlying core values that each member of the USG community must adhere to and be guided by – integrity, excellence, accountability and respect.

The task of keeping our institution's reputation intact is both an individual and collective responsibility. It is up to all of us - students, faculty and staff - to do the right thing. It’s about our reputation. It’s about our pride. It’s about who we are and what we do.

We are good stewards. We are educators.  We are East Georgia State College, and we proudly represent the SPIRIT of the University System of Georgia through our Stewardship. Prevention. Integrity. Responsibility. Inspiration. Trust.

SPIRIT is about the power of one and what can be accomplished through each of us. Thank you for doing your part to support an ethical culture at East Georgia State College.

International Fraud Awareness Week (Poster)

During November 12 - 18, EGSC will join the entire University System of Georgia (USG) in a week-long observance, “SPIRIT of USG International Fraud Awareness Week. All events are open to everyone, so please mark your calendar and plan to attend!

Check out the photos from this year's event on our Flickr page!

Required Compliance Training. Completion deadline for staff and student workers: 11/17/17.

Monday, 11/13/17, Kick Off - Banner Signing – “We are the SPIRIT of USG” 
Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to sign the big banner that will be available all week on each campus as a pledge to uphold and model ethical behavior.
Locations: Swainsboro – Help Desk, Jean Anderson Morgan Student Activities Center; Statesboro – front lobby; Augusta - the ACE in Galloway Hall.

Tuesday, 11/14/17, Speaker -11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m., Auditorium, Gambrell Center (Swainsboro campus). Live-streamed to EGSC Statesboro and EGSC Augusta.
Presentation by Clay Sprouse, CIA, CISA, CPA - Chief Audit Officer for East Georgia State College and Augusta University
Mr. Sprouse will discuss “Financial Fraud” and provide insights into the movie, “Catch Me If You Can.” Giveaways will be available on a first-come basis.

Tuesday, 11/14/17, Movie- 7:00 p.m. - Academic Building, Tiered Classroom, C101 (Swainsboro campus)
Movie: “Catch Me If You Can” starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks; based on the true life story of financial con artist Frank Abagnale. Free popcorn and drinks.

Other information will be shared prior to and throughout the week:
• Select Compliance Training Modules will be open for faculty and staff.
• “Fraud and Ethics Facts” will be distributed daily via e-mail.
• Resource materials will be available on tables in the common areas on all three campuses.
• Publicity will be distributed via a press release, emails, social media and on EGSC’s “Ethics Awareness” webpage.

EGSC International Fraud Awareness Week Committee

Mary Smith, Chair
Norma Kennedy
Dr. Lee Cheek
Sherrie Helms
Tracy Woods
Courtney Powers
Wiley Gammon
Nick Kelch
Caroline Joyner


Spirit of USG:  Celebrating our ethical culture