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.

Ethics Awareness Week 
September 26-30th
CB 511
Online and In Person

Ethics, Education
& Democracy

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Fall 2022 Ethics Awareness Week: Ethics, Education & Democracy 

Ethics Awareness Week

Ethics, Education
& Democracy

September 26-30th
Online and In-Person
CB 511

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Spring 2022 Appomattox Lecture 

Defining Race:
An American Dilemma

Appomattox Project Spring Lecture

Wednesday, April 20th
12:00pm - 12:45pm
CB 101

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Healing Conversations

Toward Bridging Social and Political Divisions 

 March. 31st, 2022
10:00am - 5:00pm

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2021 Environmental Ethics Symposium 

Environmental Ethics Symposium

Women, Gender, and the Environment
Civic Life

October 20, 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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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.