The Center for the Study of Ethics (CSE) was founded in 1992 to advance Ethics Across the Curriculum (EAC) programming at Utah Valley University (UVU). Since this time, the CSE has developed as a national leader and continues to model best practices in ethics education. Below are the programs currently supported by the center and its partners:

Ethics Awareness Week

Ethics Awareness Week is held annually the last full week of September. Ethics Awareness Week explores the moral dimensions of numerous disciplines and topics through a series of panel discussions and other events. The week also contains the keynote addresses of the University Faculty Fellows in Ethics, the Excellence in Ethics Award, film screenings, and the Philosophy Colloquium on Ethical Theory.

Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl

UVU provides regional leadership in supporting high school and intercollegiate ethics bowls for our students. Led by Dr. Jeff Neilson, UVU students have competed across the nation debating ethical case studies with their peers at other institutions.

Ethics Faculty Fellowship

The CSE Ethics Faculty Fellowship Programs are designed to facilitate faculty inquiry and scholarship in interdisciplinary ethics. Projects may address ethical issues in architecture, art, behavioral science, biology, business, computer science, dance, earth science, ecology, education, engineering, government, history, interdisciplinary studies, journalism, law, literature, medicine, philosophy, public health, public policy, technology, and other disciplines.

Faculty Summer Seminar

Every May, UVU faculty participate in a five-day EAC Faculty Summer Seminar designed to explore an interdisciplinary ethics topic with renowned visiting scholars including Wendell Wallach from Yale University, Deni Elliott from the University of Montana, Robert Solomon from the University of Texas, and James Sterba from the University of Notre Dame.

Student Ethics Symposium

Held annually, the Student Ethics Symposium promotes critical and academic inquiry related to ethical issues of all disciplines. The forum embraces the chief goal of the Center for the Study of Ethics "to promote the Jeffersonian ideal of an educated citizenry by bringing diverse voices together in thoughtful and productive dialogue."

Teaching Ethics

Teaching Ethics is the international journal of the Society for Ethics Across the Curriculum. The publication originated in 2000 and has been housed at UVU since its inception with Brian Birch, David R. Keller, Elaine Englehardt, and Michael Pritchard serving as editors.