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Ethical or Legal?To thrive in our community, new hires must be prepared to exercise sound ethical judgment, act with civility in the workplace, and take individual responsibility for the Institute’s policies and legal obligations. As Georgia Tech employees these expectations are as vital to the Institute’s long-term success as any professional skill or competency.

The Office of Ethics & Compliance supports and coordinates the many compliance-related activities at the Institute.

2020 Feature Topic

Ethics First at Georgia Tech

The 2020 Annual Compliance Training will help define Ethics First at Georgia Tech, reinforce USG’s ethical standards and cyber security requirements, and remind you about the importance of research integrity, reporting external activities, and navigating foreign influence. 

  • Ethics first is:  Honesty and transparency in all of our dealings
  • Ethics first is:  Respect for ourselves and each other
  • Ethics first is:  Personal responsibility and accountability for our actions
  • Ethics first is:  Integrity in our teaching, research activities, and stewardship of the resources entrusted to us


To learn more about the Ethics and Compliance Office at Georgia Tech visit:



Ethics Awareness Week 2020

November 9 – November 13

This year, Ethics Week falls in the middle of the Annual Compliance Training time frame. Be a builder of our ethical culture by participating in Ethics Week activities and events. Review and register for events at

Compliance Training


All new employees are automatically enrolled in New Hire Learning and Compliance within their first week and receive an email with instructions on how to complete the program. The full program takes approximately six hours to complete and covers:

  • Ethical decision-making
  • Workplace conduct
  • Title IX and anti-harassment
  • Cybersecurity
  • Conflicts of interest
  • The Georgia Tech Policy Library — including the process by which new policies are written, reviewed, and implemented


October 26 – December 14, 2020

Each year, all employees (faculty, staff including Tech Temps and student workers) are given roughly 3 weeks to complete the Institute's Annual Compliance Training. As a public entity, Georgia Tech employees are stewards of others’ resources and are required to complete a regular review of policies and topics. 

The program takes approximately 45 minutes to complete and includes modules on: 

  • The University System of Georgia’s (USG) Ethics
  • Information Security/Cyber Security 
  • Foreign Influence, Research Integrity, and Conflict of Interest
  •  Annual Conflict of Interest Attestation