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.

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 until further notice. Please stay safe during this difficult time, we look forward to welcoming you back to campus. You may contact Courtney Burns at courtney.burns@uvu.edu with any questions or concerns.

 

For more information, visit the Return to Campus website.

Interfaith Student Council Applications

The Interfaith Student Council is recruiting for the 21-22 Council. The positions are now scholarship eligible. Email EllieT@uvu.edu with questions about scholarship qualifications, or questions about the council. Applications are due on Friday, August 6th. 

 

For more information, visit the Interfaith Student Council page

Featured Events

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"White Too Long"

The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity

April 21st, 2021

 

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The Identity Development of an American Faith 

Mormonism and the Challenges of Whiteness

Roundtable
Discussion

April 22nd, 2021

2021 Faculty Summer Seminar 

"The Future of Higher Education"

2021 Faculty Summer Seminar
with Dr. Randall Curren

May 11-14, 2021

 

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Public Good


"Partisanship &
the Public Good"

with Gov. Gary Herbert 
& Ben McAdams

April 9, 2021

 

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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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Religious
Diversity

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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Intercultural
Ethics

Offers students opportunities to understand and engage ethical issues across cultures and ideologies including strategies for global cooperation and peacebuilding.
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Appomattox
Project

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.