Our Mission

The mission of Ethics, Compliance and Legal Affairs is the proper management of risk to enable the Georgia Institute of Technology to achieve its vision of defining the technological research university of the 21st century. The Office is responsible for building a strong ethical climate and culture at Georgia Tech; providing decision support to the Office of the President on legal and policy issues; and developing an institutional approach to compliance and risk management.

The overarching goals are:

  1. Partnership
    Work collaboratively with the campus community in identifying, assessing, managing, and mitigating risks that could impede the ability of the Institute to achieve its mission or impact the safety and security of members of the community.
  2. Infrastructure
    Apply best in class systems and processes to maximize the effectiveness of the campus community in addressing matters of ethics, compliance, and risk management.
  3. Communication
    Champion the message of "doing business the right way" through regular and consistent outreach and by providing information and resource material throughout campus.
  4. Accountability
    Provide options for addressing issues of ethics, risk and compliance, and management tools that promote decisions in the best interest of the Institute.
  5. People
    Enable staff members to perform to their full potential and promote a ethical culture of inclusion, individual responsibility, and accountability.