East Georgia State College will join other institutions in the University System of Georgia in celebrating International Fraud Awareness Week November 13 – 19, 2016. The theme for the week is “The SPIRIT of USG,” where activities will emphasize Stewardship, Prevention, Integrity, Responsibility, Inspiration and Trust.
No organization or institution is exempt from the potential for fraud and the resulting risk to institutional reputation and its employees. Activities during this week will help bring awareness to fraud prevention and will reinforce the USG’s culture of recognizing the hard work of all employees, and promoting shared values of integrity, excellence, accountability and responsibility.
This awareness program is part of a comprehensive Ethics and Compliance Program which includes ethics training, mandatory compliance training, assurance audits, consulting engagements and an ethics and compliance reporting hotline.
Activities planned for the week are as follows:
• Monday, November 14 - Banner Signing – an Ethics Banner will be available at each of EGSC’s campuses for students, faculty and staff to sign as a pledge to uphold an ethical standard of behavior at the school. The banners will be located in the Jean Anderson Morgan Student Activities Center in Swainsboro, in the Atrium in Statesboro and in the ACE in Galloway Hall in Augusta.
• Tuesday, November 15 – Cybersecurity Presentation - USG Chief Information Security Officer Alfred Barker will speak at 11 a.m. in the Luck F. Gambrell Center Auditorium. This event is open to faculty, staff and students and will be livestreamed to the Augusta campus’s CATS course and to the Statesboro campus Atrium and recorded for the Augusta’s CATS course second viewing at 1 p.m.
• Wednesday, November 16 - Banking and identity fraud resources and information will be available at the International Fraud Awareness Week table, which will be set up all week at various locations on campus.
• Thursday, November 17 - Academic Honesty Policy Presentation and Cookout - Director of Student Conduct Sherrie Helms will give a special presentation on the academic honesty policy with an emphasis on academic fraud at 11 a.m. in the Luck F. Gambrell Center Auditorium. The session is open to all faculty, staff and students and will be livestreamed to Augusta’s University Hall Room 329 and to Statesboro. Following Helms’s presentation, there will be a hotdog cookout on the outside patio of the Luck F. Gambrell Center.
• Friday, November 18 - Wrap up the week with final chances to sign the poster and grab some informational literature.
Throughout the week, there will be handouts available at each campus detailing what you can do to promote a more ethical culture. Resource tables will be set up in the ACE in Augusta and in Payne Hall, in the Atrium in Statesboro, and emails will be sent each day with special tips and reminders about upcoming activities.
Don’t miss any of these great activities to help EGSC and the USG promote a more ethical culture!