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Ethics Awareness: SPIRIT of USG

ETHICS AWARENESS WEEK: Celebrating our Ethical Culture

November 11 - 17, 2019

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.

EGSC will be joining the entire University System of Georgia (USG) in a week-long observance for Ethics Awareness Week. 

2019 EGSC Ethics Awareness Week Activities

Monday November 11, 2019: 

Compliance Training Modules - All faculty, staff and student workers are required to complete the new Ethics Refresher module no later than 12/5/19.  For additional information, refer to the memo from Tracy Woods, Director of Human Resources.              

Daily Email Quiz Competition Begins - “Ethics Trivia Questions” will be distributed daily via e-mail from Institutional Advancement The first student and faculty/staff to reply with a correct response each day will win a prize! Human Resources will distribute daily "Fraud Awareness" emails. 

Tuesday November 12, 2019

Movie - "The Help" 12:30PM - Auditorium - Free Pizza! Sponsored by Student Life

Escape Room Activity - Be the fastest team to solve the clues using ethical decision-making and escape the room. Prizes awarded to members of the winning student team and faculty/staff team !

EGSC-Augusta - Escape Room - 10AM - 2PM -Payne Hall - team sign up in advance - watch for sign ups and info on social media!

EGSC-Statesboro - Escape Room - 10AM -12:30PM- ACE - team sign up in advance - watch for signs ups and info on social media! 

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 

Trivia Day - Library- 11AM, 12:30PM, 2PM - team sign up in advance - watch for sign ups and info on social media! 

Thursday, November 14, 2019 

Heads Up - JAM Student Center - B-104-105 @ 11AM -12Noon; 2PM - 3PM. Teams compete in a fun-filled ethics themed competition. Free popcorn! Sponsored by Student Life


Awareness Activities:

Library Display of Ethics -Themed Books

Resource materials will be available on tables in the common areas on all three campuses.

Publicity will be shared via a press release, emails, and social media 

Alumni Spotlight Article - alumni compliance professional highlighted


EGSC Ethics Awareness Week Committee

Mary Smith, Chair; Beth Jones, Mack Seckinger; Stacey Grant; Sherrie Helms; Nick Kelch; Norma Kennedy; Angela Storck; Jessica Williamson; Katelyn Moore, Harley Strickland, Chuck Wimberly; and Tracy Woods.


Photos from our 2018 Ethics Awareness Week Events coming soon!

Check out the photos on Flickr from our 2017 Ethics Awareness Week Events!


Spirit of USG:  Celebrating our ethical culture