Integrity and Compliance

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.

2019 Feature Topic

What it Means to be a Yellow Jacket

During Ethics Awareness Week last November, the Institute clarified what it means to be a fully engaged member of the Georgia Tech community. Engaged employees cultivate character on campus by demonstrating their commitment to integrity, community, and transparency. These shared commitments are what make Georgia Tech a great place to work and study and they are the heart of this year's spotlight. 

Listen to stories, processes, and resources Institute employees use to cultivate character and preserve the public trust, including concrete behaviors any employee can use to maximize integrity, community, and transparency in their daily work. 

  • Listen to three stories of exceptional integrity on-campus 
  • Review a campus map of opportunities for increasing your community engagement
  • Watch a video of Institute leaders interpret transparency in their daily work

In addition to tangible skills, this course will also include a detailed look at Georgia Tech’s Ethics Reporting Hotline, EthicsPoint, and a review of related policies at Georgia Tech.

After you've completed the annual Integrity and Compliance Campaign, return to this page to learn more about what it means to be a Yellow Jacket throughout 2019.

Integrity and Compliance Learning


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


March 13 – April 3, 2019

Each spring, all employees (faculty, staff including Tech Temps and student workers) are given roughly 3 weeks to complete the Institute's Integrity and Compliance Campaign. 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 30 minutes to complete and includes a review of: 

  • The Institute’s and the University System of Georgia’s (USG) Code of Ethics
  • Policies regarding cybersecurity, alcohol and illegal drugs, and conflict of interest
  • A rotating feature topic