Ethics and Integrity Matter at KSU


The people who make up Kennesaw State — the students, the faculty and staff — are at the heart of this University’s excellence. And a core value keeping that heart beating strong is a focus on integrity — always striving to do the right thing.

KSU is deeply committed to the highest ethical and professional standards of conduct. To achieve and maintain this goal, it is worth reminding ourselves what being ethical truly means and how it affects our day-to-day professional and personal lives.

That’s why the University System of Georgia developed Ethics Awareness Week, an initiative scheduled for Nov. 11-17 that seeks to create a forum for discussion and self-reflection on our shared ethical values and expectations. These values should be incorporated into our daily decision-making as students, faculty and staff.

Ethics Awareness Week at Kennesaw State encompasses several events, which will include leadership presentations within each division and student sessions about online behavior. The week will culminate on Friday with our featured guest speaker, Peter "Bo" Rutledge, dean of the Law School at the University of Georgia. You can learn more about Dean Rutledge and the schedule of events throughout all of next week at the website:

If we as a University expect to move forward and achieve great things in the future, each and every one of us needs to incorporate a strong compass of ethical responsibility and integrity. This is pivotal to serving those at the center of our universe, our students, to ensure that they receive a world-class education and to prepare them for a successful future beyond graduation. I look forward to seeing all of you at the various events throughout the week.

Pamela Whitten


Written By Whitten