2022 Ethics Awareness Week Events

spirit of USG, celebrating our ethical culture

November 7th - 13th is Ethics Awareness Week! Our theme for the week is "Celebrating our Ethical Culture." MGA, along with the other 25 USG institutions and the University System Office, is hosting activities to bring awareness to the importance of an ethical culture. We share in our Core Values of Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect.

The USG mission demands integrity, good judgment, and dedication to public service from all members of the USG Community.

The activities planned for this week are as follows:

  • Monday, November 7th – Chancellor’s Speaker Event – Chancellor Conversation with Mr. Cathy, Chairman of the Board and Chick-fil-A Ambassador – 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Virtual)
    Chancellor's chat
    Click Here to Watch the Panel Discussion
  • Tuesday, November 8th – Ethics Trivia Question + Promotion of MGA Core Values
  • Wednesday, November 9th – MGA Ethics Awareness Panel 10:00–11:00 AM Math Auditorium, Macon Campus (in-person/virtual)
    Panelist participants include:  
    • David Jenks, MGA Provost
    • Andre Nicholson, MGA Faculty
    • Chief Tripp Mitchell, MGA Public Safety
    • Modupe Oyewole, SGA President
    • Traci Stromie, USG Leadership and Institutional Development Manager
    • Jenia Bacote J.D.,  MGA Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Title IX Coordinator (Panel Moderator)
    Click Here to Watch the Panel Discussion
  • Thursday, November 10th – “Steering an Ethical Culture through Rapid Change & The Great Resignation,” Ethics & Compliance Panel Discussion – 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Virtual)
    Ethics awareness week best practices panel
    Click Here to Register for the Panel Discussion

A drawing will be held at the end of Ethics Awareness week for 3 prizes (MGA swag) from the names of all those who participate in the activities.

Watch your MGA email for further information on the above activities. All event details are available at  https://www.mga.edu/ethics.

Thanks to each of you for all you do to make an ethical culture!


Middle Georgia State University (MGA) is committed to providing an ethical, efficient and effective work environment for its employees as well as serving the educational needs of its students. MGA places a high priority on improving customer service and reducing the amount of time and resources required to carry out our mission, as we embody our core values of Stewardship, Engagement, Adaptability, and Learning. The responsibility to protect valuable state resources is entrusted to every member of the MGA community. As a member of the University System of Georgia (USG) we adhere to the USG ethics policy. https://www.usg.edu/organizational_effectiveness/ethics_compliance/ethics_policy

As MGA we:

  1. Uphold the highest standards of intellectual honesty and integrity in the conduct of teaching, research, service and grants administration.
  2. Act as good stewards of the resources and information entrusted to our care.
  3. Perform assigned duties and professional responsibilities in such a manner so as to further the USG/MGA mission.
  4. Treat fellow employees, students and the public with dignity and respect.
  5. Refrain from discriminating against, harassing or threatening others.
  6. Comply with all applicable laws, rules, regulations and professional standards.
  7. Respect the intellectual property rights of others.
  8. Avoid improper political activities as defined in law and Board of Regents Policy.
  9. Protect human health and safety and the environment in all USG/MGA operations and activities.
  10. Report wrongdoing to the proper authorities; refrain from retaliating against those who do report violations; and cooperate fully with authorized investigations.
  11. Disclose and avoid improper conflicts of interest.
  12. Refrain from accepting any gift or thing of value in those instances prohibited by law or Board of Regents policy.
  13. Not use your position or authority improperly to advance the interests of a friend or relative.