The Center for the Study of Ethics (CSE) advances ethics education at Utah Valley University, within our community, and among scholars working in related fields of study. We support programs that engage critical questions in navigating the public, professional, and personal dimensions of human experience. The CSE is a nonpartisan, non-advocacy center committed to the inclusion of diverse voices and perspectives.

Featured Events

2021 Environmental Ethics Symposium 

Environmental Ethics Symposium

Women, Gender, and the Environment
Civic Llfe

October 20, 2021


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2021 Ethics Awareness Week 

Ethics Awareness Week

Ethical Dimensions of
Civic Llfe

Sept. 28 - Oct. 1, 2021


Full Schedule

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"White Too Long"

The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity

April 21st, 2021



Public Good

"Partisanship &
the Public Good"

with Gov. Gary Herbert 
& Ben McAdams

April 9, 2021



Areas of Emphasis

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Ethics Across the Curriculum

Since 1992, the center has promoted ethics education across a variety of disciplines
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Environmental Sustainability

Explores questions related to the human impact on the natural world and the ethical dimensions of environmental stewardship.
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Promotes the academic study of religion through interreligious dialogue and student engagement. These efforts are part of a campus-wide Interreligious Engagement Initiative.
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Offers students opportunities to understand and engage ethical issues across cultures and ideologies including strategies for global cooperation and peacebuilding.
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Advances dialogue and research in the ethical dimensions of democracy, civil discourse, and public policy. These efforts are part of the campus-wide Appomattox Project.