Financial Conflict of Interest

Georgia Southern personnel should conduct their affairs so as to avoid or minimize real or apparent financial conflicts of interest. The University recognizes that faculty and employees are increasingly engaged with private industries and are building complex relationships with private companies. It is essential that financial and other relationships with external and internal entities do not create situations that are, or appear to be, in conflict with the values of free and unbiased inquiry. A conflict of interest does not imply wrongdoing or misconduct; rather it is a situation in need of management.

Last updated: 12/5/2016

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