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Center for the Study of Ethics


Name: Center for the Study of Ethics
Location: CB 411a
Telephone: 801-863-6455
Web Address:
Director: Brian D. Birch

Director: Brian Birch

Associate Director: Nichole Ortega

Coordinator: Courtney Burns

The Center for the Study of Ethics (CSE) supports and facilitates the interdisciplinary study of ethics. This includes traditional moral philosophy and the integration of theory and practice across the disciplines and professions. Center activities include public forums,  co-curricular support of faculty and student scholarship, and community engagement activities.

Because an educated citizenry is necessary for democracy, the study of interdisciplinary ethics aids individuals in moral decision-making relevant to professional, private, and public life. While CSE programming addresses a range of challenging ethical and public policy issues, the CSE is a non-advocacy center designed to promote academic achievement and community dialogue.

Regular events include Ethics Awareness Week, the Environmental Ethics Symposium, and the Faculty Summer Seminar. The CSE also hosts a variety of customized forums in response to student interest and contemporary events.

The organizational structure of the CSE is comprised of an Executive Committee and Faculty Advisory Board.

Ethics forums are free and open to the public.