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 with any questions or concerns.


For more information, visit the Return to Campus website.


2020 Environmental Ethics Symposium - October 19-23

The 2020 David R. Keller Environmental Ethics Symposium is pleased to present Environmental Ethics for U/VU.” This year's event will focus on the contributions of UVU faculty and staff working on projects, courses, and research related to environmental ethics. These conversations have been recorded as podcasts for our audience to listen at their leisure.

Event Information

2020 Sustainability Week 


October 19 - 23

2020 EAW Webcard 

Ethics Awareness Week

Sept. 28 - Oct. 2

Mormonism and Whiteness

Mormonism and the Challenges of Whiteness

Virtual Speaker Series
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Civility & Democracy

with Evan McMullin

March 11, 2020   |  Video

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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.