The Center for the Study of Ethics (CSE) administers a variety of programs to advance ethics education on our campus, within our region, and in national 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 center committed to the inclusion of diverse voices and perspectives.


COVID-19 Modified Operations

Your safety is our top concern during this pandemic. With your health and the health of our staff in mind, we have made the decision to close the Center for the Study of Ethics for the remainder of the semester. Please stay safe during this difficult time, we look forward to welcoming you back to campus. You may contact Courtney Burns at with any questions or concerns.


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Spring Events

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in the
Age of Trump

January 22nd  |  Video 


Kirk Englehardt Business Ethics Award

February 27th  |  Video


Civility & Democracy

with Evan McMullin

March 11th   |  Video

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The Future of Higher Education

Faculty Summer Seminar

event canceled due to
public health considerations

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
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.