Ethics Week Activities

Valdosta State University is holding its annual Ethics Awareness Week November 8-14, 2021. It’s part of a University System of Georgia initiative to ensure the Core Values of Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect guide the daily work of students, faculty, and staff.

Some highlights include: (See Activity Rules After Highlights)

Monday, November 8, 2021

  • Kickoff Breakfast and Pledge of Awareness of our Blazer Creed - 8 am Student Union
  • Scavenger Hunt: Daily Winner: Nicole Mowery
  • Percipio Play: "Deep Dive into DE&I" Department Competition
  • Blazer Creed Award Nominations Due by 5:30 pm
  • TikTok Challenge: Theme "RESPECT"

Ethics Awareness Week Freebies

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

  • Scavenger Hunt: Daily Winner: Emily Donat
  • Percipio Play: "Deep Dive into DE&I" Department Competition
  • TikTok Challenge: Theme "RESPECT"
  • Virtual Panel: "Big Picture Ethics on Campus" - 6 pm Zoom Meeting https://valdosta.zoom.us/j/2070593323?pwd=T1ZhLy9PNzBucCtsVVRNOVVieUNkZz09
    • Meeting ID: 207 059 3323
    • Passcode: ethics
    • One tap mobile
    • +19292056099,,2070593323# US (New York)
    • +13017158592,,2070593323# US (Washington DC)
  • Cookies for Civility in the Palms: Decorate a cookie and share it with a friend
  • CELT-eLearning: Tips and Tools e Learning Series - "Respondus Lockdown Browser" for faculty - Blazeview
  • Academic Support Center - Odum Room 1604: Mindful Meditation and Ethical Behavior 10 am

Virtual Reality Lab for Ethics Awareness Week

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

  • Scavenger Hunt: Daily Winner: Nicole Mowery
  • Percipio Play: "Deep Dive into DE&I" Department Competition
  • TikTok Challenge: Theme "RESPECT"
  • USG Speaker, hosted by Chancellor MacCartney, Presenter: The Honorable Harold Melton, Former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia, Title: The Higher Calling of Public Service -10 am https://youtu.be/Skq7QddzY4E
  • VR Lab: Racial Identity: Exploring Race 360 - Three Sessions - 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, and 3:30 pm - Odum Library Room 2220, Limit 15 per session (pre-registration required - submit registration to ethicsweek@valdosta.edu
  • Bite of Integrity - BOGO free cookie and brownies at Chick-fil-A (Who values customer service with trust and honesty)
  • CELT-eLearning: Tips and Tools e Learning Series - "Respondus Lockdown Browser" for faculty - Blazeview

Scavenger Hunt for Ethics Awareness Week

Thursday, November 11, 2021

  • Scavenger Hunt: Daily Winner: Dr. Colin Walker
  • Percipio Play: "Deep Dive into DE&I" Department Competition
  • TikTok Challenge: Theme "RESPECT"
  • Speaker: Richard Crofts - VP from Bank of America (Alumni)Topic: "Fraud/Business Email Compromise in Today's Environment" - Health Sciences and Business Administration Auditorium (HSBA) 5 pm (Continuing Professional Education credit available in person only) and on Zoom https://valdosta.zoom.us/j/2070593323?pwd=T1ZhLy9PNzBucCtsVVRNOVVieUNkZz09
    • Meeting ID: 207 059 3323
    • Passcode: ethics
    • One tap mobile
    • +19292056099,,2070593323# US (New York)
    • +13017158592,,2070593323# US (Washington DC)
  • Citizenship Shake-Up: $1 off shake at Which Wich (Help celebrate Veteran's Day - maybe buy a veteran a shake to thank them for their service)
  • CELT-eLearning: Tips and Tools e Learning Series - "Respondus Lockdown Browser" for faculty - Blazeview

TikTok Challenge during Ethics Awareness Week

Friday, November 12,2021

  • Scavenger Hunt: Daily Winner: Emily Donat
  • Percipio Play: "Deep Dive into DE&I" Department Competition
  • TikTok Challenge: Theme "RESPECT"
  • USG Ethics and Compliance Best Practices Panel: Theme - Accountability in Higher Education at 10 am (Continuing Education Credit Available) on Zoom https://ung.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_EcKt-NcJTYOLmFMJfmP9g
  • CELT-eLearning: Tips and Tools e Learning Series - "Respondus Lockdown Browser" for faculty - Blazeview

Activity Rules:

Kickoff Breakfast and Pledge of Awareness of our Blazer Creed

On Monday morning, November 8, 2021 in the Student Union (across from the Rotunda) at 8 am -  come join us for breakfast to kickoff Ethics Week and then use your creativity to draw or write what the Blazer Creed means to you on the Banner to display in the Student Union for Ethics Awareness Week.

Scavenger Hunt:

All week enjoy the interactive activity for students, faculty and staff using QR codes linked to USG Ethics Policies. Monday through Friday a riddle will be emailed to the campus each morning and posted to the Ethics Website. The daily “Winner” will be announced via the Ethics Website and will receive a daily prize to be picked up at the Internal Audit Office. Each participant who finds at least one QR code and answers the question correctly will be entered for one of the two grand prizes. Grand Prizes will be awarded to one student and one faculty/staff the following Monday 11/15/2021 for a virtual parking permit that will be issued for the entire semester by Parking & Transportation and other cool VSU prizes. 

Eligible winners MUST:

  1. Scan the QR code linked to the USG Ethics Policies
  2. Answer the question generated by the QR code correctly
  3. Email internalaudit@valdosta.edu
  4. The correct riddle location
  5. A picture of the riddle location
  6. Internal Audit will validate the participant’s QR code for eligibility

Percipio Play: "Deep Dive into DE&I":

Beginning Monday, November 8, 2021 until November 19, 2021

Departments who complete 100% of the DE&I journey courses within Percipio (MyVSU) will be entered into a drawing for a department "Pizza Party". (Percipio Play Job Aid)

Blazer Creed Award:

Nominations Opened October 25, 2021 until Monday, November 8, 2021 at 5:30 pm

Nominate (limit 2) using the following form (nomination form) a faculty, staff, or student who meet the following one of the following criteria: 

  • Civility: A Blazer shows courtesy and compassion as well as respect for the dignity of every human being.
  • Integrity: Each Blazer is responsible for his or her own actions, and our community is stronger when we contemplate the context of our decisions and uphold the principles of trust and honesty.
  • CitizenshipEvery Blazer has an interest in the well-being of the community, and, therefore, a duty to stay informed, to make positive contributions, and to offer support to those who need help.

TikTok Challenge:

Begins November 8, 2021 and Ends November 12, 2021

Theme: Respect || Hashtag #blazersrespectchallenge

Use fun and creative ways to demonstrate: 'what does RESPECT mean to you?'

TikTok Example Video 

Video Criteria

  • Quality
  • Creativity
  • Relevance
  • Originality
  • Aesthetics
  • Fun
  • Encouraging

Rules

  1. Open to students, faculty, staff and departments.
  2. Submit one (1) video to ethicsweek@valdosta.edu and include within the email your name, current status (student, faculty, staff or department), email, major area and/or department and contact number.
  3. Follows the TikTok Community Guidelines
  4. Upholds the Student/Employee Code of Conduct
  5. Videos will be judged on the 7 criteria as stated above and the 5 top videos will be selected as winners and each winning video will receive one (1) Amazon gift card $25 (please note: awards funded through the Foundation funds and not paid with institutional funds). Winning videos will be announced on VSU's TikTok account/Social Media starting November 15, 2021 (One winner will be announced each day of the week)

Virtual Reality (VR) Lab:

Racial Identity: Exploring Race 360

Lab located in Odum Library Room 2220

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Three Sessions:

Important: All participants will need to bring a smart phone with YouTube installed

Participants will receive a Google Cardboard VR Headset

Following Week

  • November 15, 2021: Announce Scavenger Hunt grand prize winners and 1st of 5 TikTok Challenge Winners
  • November 16, 2021: Announce 2nd of 5 TikTok Challenge Winners
  • November 17, 2021: Announce 3rd of 5 TikTok Challenge Winners
  • November 18, 2021: 9:30 am Presentation of Blazer Creed Awards –  West Hall President Conference Room (President & VP/Supervisor pictures with winners) and announce 4th of 5 TikTok Challenge Winners
  • November 19, 2021: Percipio Play: “Deep Dive into DE&I” Department Competition ends at midnight and announce 5th of 5 TikTok Challenge Winners