The Center for the Study of Ethics (CSE) promotes and facilitates the interdisciplinary exploration of ethical theory and practice. We administer a variety of programs designed to advance ethics education on our campus, within our region, and in national and international contexts. The study of ethics is a critical tool in navigating the complexities of public, professional, and personal life. The CSE is a nonpartisan, non-advocacy organization committed to the inclusion of diverse perspectives and practices.

Banner art for the 2019 Ethics Awareness Week.

2019 Ethics Awareness Week


Sept 30 - Oct 4, 2019

Banner art for the first brownbag luncheon of fall 2019.

Appomattox Project brownbag

Pizza will be served!

September 18, 2019 - 1:00 pm

Banner art for the Fall 2019 Environmental Ethics Symposium

Fall 2019 Environmental Ethics Symposium

Oct 28, 2019

Appomattox Project brownbag

Pizza will be served!

Nov 13, 2019

Areas Of Emphasis

The twisted path of curriculum planning.

Ethics Across the Curriculum

Since 1992, the center has promoted ethics education across a variety of disciplines and through diverse methodologies
A large cargo ship.

Environmental Sustainability

Explores questions related to the human impact on the natural world and the ethical dimensions of environmental stewardship.
Dome of the Rock and Jerusalem.


Promotes the academic study of religion through interreligious dialogue and student engagement. These efforts are part of a campus-wide Interreligious Engagement Initiative.
Gyeongbuk Palace, Seoul, South Korea.


Offers students opportunities to understand and engage ethical issues across cultures and ideologies including strategies for global cooperation and peacebuilding.
McLean House in Appomattox Courthouse Virgina.


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.