Established in 2006, the Center encourages reflection on a broad range of values issues, from social policy to professional challenges to interpersonal relations.
Initial efforts focused on the common values at the core of the academic enterprise: integrity and freedom, as well as the commitment to treat alternative views seriously.
Given the connections between faithful engagement in the academic process and the honest attempt to lead a good life, we view dedication to academic values as an essential element of the more general concern with ethical development.
Underlying the Center’s efforts is the desire to enhance an institutional environment in which each member of the community is encouraged to engage in the reflection required to clarify and to deepen the ethical commitments that must guide our actions.
Ethics Center News
Five LFC students participated in 40 hours of domestic violence training in order to be certified by the State of Illinois through A Safe Place in Zion, IL. The students will now be able to volunteer at the organization.
The Ethics Center and Synapse sponsored a panel of three faculty - 2 from Philosophy and one from Psychology - to discuss ethical issues from Michio Kaku’s The Future of the Mind, specifically “Memories and Thoughts Made to Order” which was required reading for all First-Year studies classes this fall.