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.

Georgia Tech Legal Affairs & Risk Management supports and coordinates the many compliance-related activities at the Institute.

2018 Feature Topic

The Science of Standing Up

Would you stand up for what you know is right, even in a difficult situation? Or could you be swept up in the moment and defer to the expectations of those around you, even if those expectations are counter to what you believe in?

This course will help you behave heroically, even in challenging situations, by allowing you to practice three key skills that all heroic bystanders need:

  • An ability to stop and step back from the situation, freeing yourself from the “momentum of the moment” and allowing you to act on your true values.
  • An ability to speak out, even to authority figures, to express your honest concerns directly and influence more responsible behavior.
  • An ability to seek help when help is needed.

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 the anti-retaliation policies at Georgia Tech that ensure you are never punished for trying to do what’s right.

After you've completed the annual Integrity and Compliance Campaign, return to this page to learn more about the Science of Standing Up throughout 2018.

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 7 – April 6, 2018

Each spring, all employees (faculty, staff including Tech Temps and student workers) are given roughly 30 days 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