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November 6-10, 2023

Do Right. Be an Ethical Winner.

The University System of Georgia (USG) and Georgia Southern University are committed to an ethical culture. Ethics Awareness reminds employees of our commitment to an ethical culture and our shared ethical values and expectations. It also serves as a reminder of how we incorporate ethical decision-making in all we do and how we are good stewards of the resources entrusted to us. Ethics Awareness brings awareness to ethics, reinforces the principles of recognizing the hard work of employees, and promotes our shared values.

View the USG Ethics Policy

For more information, please contact the Office of Internal Audit, Risk & Compliance.

Report Fraud, Waste or Abuse
by calling:


or Report Online

Report hazing via the Georgia Southern Ethics and Compliance Reporting Hotline: 1-877-516-3445 or Learn More About Hazing

Report a Title IX or Equal Employment Incident

Ethics Awareness Week Events

Monday, November 6, 2023

se join President Marrero and Student Government Association President Blake Robinson as they discuss ways to be an ethical leader.

After watching the video, answer two brief questions about the video. Each quiz will provide an entry into a daily drawing. Good luck!

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

It’s Ethical Trivia time! Answer ten trivia questions to be entered in today’s drawing.

At noon, join the Associate Vice-Chancellor, Accounting & Reporting and Lisa Little, Executive Director, Strategic Sourcing for USG for a one-hour virtual presentation called “The Color of Money: Uses and Limitations.” Join the Zoom meeting here. You may confirm your attendance at this event using this form.

Wednesday, November 8, 2023

10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Workshop hosted by the USG.

Workshop hosted by the USG. Chancellor Perdue will hold a live panel discussion (via Teams) from 10:00 until 11:30. Panelists will discuss “Ethical Considerations for a Data Driven Landscape.” You may join the Teams meeting here. (Pre-registration is not required.)

Verify your attendance at this event here.

Thursday, November 9, 2023

10 a.m. – 11 a.m. – USG Ethics & Compliance Best Practices in Higher Education

“Promoting an Ethical Culture in Challenging Times.” Continuing Education Credits are available for attendance.  Pre-registration for this one hour Teams event is required. 

After the discussion, use this form to verify your attendance at this session.


10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Green Zone Training

George Fredrick will host the always popular Green Zone Training. Co-sponsored by Staff Council and Ethics Awareness Week, this session will explore the diverse composition of the Military-Connected student population at Georgia Southern!  This session will highlight military culture and experiences, some of the transition challenges Veterans and service members undergo, and briefly share experiences of our Military Spouses and Military Children. What better way to serve our community and begin a celebration of those who serve and protect our country. Veterans Day is Saturday, November 11; start your celebration early. This event will be in-person at the Military Science Multi-Purpose Room for the Statesboro campus and virtually for Armstrong and Liberty Campuses.

The first 80 people to sign up for the in-person training on the Statesboro Campus will receive lunch!

After the discussion, use this form to verify your attendance at this session.

Friday, November 10, 2023

As we wrap up Ethics Awareness Week 2023, we have one more brain teaser for you. Try your hand at a crossword puzzle for your final entry into our drawings!
Once you complete the puzzle, save your answers (use the red “print” button to save as PDF), then use this form to be entered in today’s drawing.

Featured Videos

Georgia Southern President Kyle Marrero

John Lester, Vice President for University Communications and Marketing

Title IX Reporting

Shay Little, Vice President for Student Affairs

University System of Georgia’s (USG) 2022 Ethics Awareness Week Kickoff >

Friday, November 12, 10 – 11 a.m.

Ethics and Compliance Best Practice Panel

All Week! Trivia Questions – Win prizes all week!

Each day, you will be entered in a drawing for a daily prize if you correctly answer the trivia questions or successfully complete the scavenger hunt.  

Participation in any Ethics Awareness Week event (trivia questions, scavenger hunt, round table discussions) will enter your name into a drawing for a Grand Prize at the end of the week. One Grand Prize will be awarded in each category – Staff, Students and Faculty. 

Monday, Nov. 9
Ethics Round Table Discussion – 10 a.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 11
Scavenger Hunt

Thursday, Nov. 12
Red Flag Photo

Friday, Nov. 13
Chancellor Steve Wrigley Round Table – 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

There will be no trivia question on Friday, round table attendance will enter your name into the prize drawing.

Trivia Questions

Friday’s Word Scramble Answers

  1. tisehc = Ethics
  2. cmlacenipo = Compliance
  3. auselv = Values
  4. itgiytren = Integrity
  5. frdau = Fraud
  6. coflctni = Conflict
  7. poiclies = Policies
  8. poplee = People
  9. popurse = Purpose
  10. atcion = Action
  11. htienol = Hotline
  12. rspecte = Respect
  13. paretranncys = Transparency
  14. chaterarc = Character
  15. clodissure = Disclosure

Thursday’s Trivia Question Answers

  1. All employees will complete driver training during onboarding.
    • True
  2. Employees who drive University vehicles as part of their job will have to complete driver training every six months.
    • False
  3. Any employee who only drives a golf cart (or other Low Speed Vehicle) does not have to complete annual driver training.
    • False

Wednesday’s Virtual Scavenger Hunt Answers

The virtual scavenger hunt exercise will direct you to some of our online University resources for ethics and compliance reporting, administrative scorecards and more.

  1. To submit a report to the Ethics and Compliance Reporting Hotline, you can use a website or call what phone number?
    • 1-877-516-3445
  2. State employees must make an annual report if they do business with the State of Georgia or any agency of the State of Georgia. Reports are not necessary if Individual transactions are under $250 and the aggregate of all transaction does not exceed what amount?
    • $9,000
  3. You must disclose if you serve as an expert witness or provide consulting services in a legal matter.
    • True
  4. Which division had the highest overall score on their Leadership Scorecard for FY 2021?
    • President’s Division
  5. Georgia Southern University offers how many undergraduate majors?
    • 141 (we would also accept 157)
  6. Which policy or regulation states that certain detailed student information, such as name, enrollment status, enrolled hours, and local telephone number, (also called Directory Information) is public information and may be released to anyone requesting the information (unless the student has specifically requested the information be restricted)?
    • FERPA

Tuesday’s Trivia Question Answers

  1. True
  2. False
  3. True

Monday’s Trivia Question Answers

  1. The theme for Ethics Awareness Week 2021 is:
    • Ethical People. Ethical Purpose. Ethical Action.
  2. The phrase “Do Right” was originally coined by Georgia Southern President Brooks Keel.
    • False
  3. Georgia Southern is one of only 10 USG institutions that celebrates Ethics Awareness Week.
    • False

Featured Videos

Georgia Southern Ethics Week with President Kyle Marrero
Ethics Awareness Week Institutional Kickoff Video
Ethics Awareness Week USO Kickoff Video
Ethics Awareness Week Speaker Presentation from the Chancellor’s Event