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 7–13, 2022. The purpose of this week is to remind employees of our commitment to an ethical culture and our shared ethical values and expectations. 

“As a proud member institution of the University System of Georgia, it is imperative that we uphold the USG’s mission of integrity, good judgment, and dedication to public service from all members of the USG Community. As a proud member, we actively engage in the annual Ethics Awareness Week. I look forward to the participation, support, and continued commitment from the campus community to ensure Albany State University maintains and upholds all aspects of an ethical culture,” said Albany State University President Marion Ross Fedrick.

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, Albany State University will be participating in Ethics Awareness Week to build upon our ethical culture by promoting activities related to our system-wide shared core values of integrity, excellence, accountability, and respect.

Albany State University is also committed to our institutional core values of excellence, diversity, respect, community, teamwork, and learning. 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, Inspiration, and Trust.

Activities planned for this week are as follows:

  • Chancellor’s Chat: Promoting a Culture of Excellence with Chancellor Sonny Perdue of the University System of Georgia, and Dan T. Cathy, Chairman of Chick-fil-A, Inc.

  • Ethics and Compliance Panel Discussion: “Steering an Ethical Culture” Through Rapid Change and the Great Resignation with guest panel speakers:
    • Ron Carruci, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Navalent

    • Juanita Hicks, Vice Chancellor, Human Resources, University System of Georgia

    • Sri Ramamoorti, Associate Professor, Accounting, University of Dayton – Ohio

    • Rose Procter, Associate Director, Ethics & Compliance, University System of Georgia


  • Sunset Horseback Rides - Accountability and Trust Among Peers: Taking a Trot into Promoting an Ethical Culture


For more information regarding the SPIRIT of USG activities, visit the ASU Ethics Week website.