We are all Winners with an Ethical Culture!

This toolkit was prepared for use by USG institutions in promoting the Chancellor’s system-wide efforts to further promote and celebrate our ethical culture. As part of this program, each institution will take part in activities which will highlight the value of an ethical culture and our shared Core Values of Integrity, Excellence, Accountability and Respect. Activities and events will be built around our Ethics Awareness Week – Nov. 7-13, 2022.

Ethics Awareness Toolkit


You actions speak so loudly, I cannot hear what you are saying.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.

- Albert Einstein

Culture, more than rule books, determines how an organization behaves.

- Warren Buffett

It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it.

- Benjamin Franklin

Moral authority comes from following universal and timeless principles like honesty, integrity and treating people with respect.

- Stephen Covey

The time is always right to do what is right.

- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The greatest homage we can pay truth is to use it.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It takes less time to do things right than to explain why you did it wrong.

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Stewarding the resources entrusted to us by the public and by our students is a “must” as we work to preserve the public trust.

- John Fuchko, III

Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do.

- Potter Stewart

An ethical man doesn't need a consensus of his allies in order to act against something he finds reprehensible.

- Joseph Brodsky

Our culture is very important to the success of not only our institutions, but our employees, students, communities and ultimately how Georgia is educated, which makes it very important to me, and hopefully to all of you as leaders for the USG.

- Former Chancellor Wrigley