“Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and important, although difficult, is the highroad to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction”
Margaret Thatcher

Vision

The Cincinnati Ethics Center will be a trusted resource for ethical expertise and leadership in the Greater Cincinnati community.  Through collaboration with individuals, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, and business partners, the Ethics Center will promote an inclusive, just, equitable, and livable community.  The Ethics Center will be known for providing tools, facilitating inclusive conversations, and conducting scholarship that promotes ethics as a foundational principle.

Mission

The mission of the Cincinnati Ethics Center is to promote community engagement, education, and research on important ethical challenges both locally and globally. We bring together community members, students, staff, and scholars to foster dialogue, solve problems, and advance knowledge. Moral inquiry–about right and wrong, justice and injustice, character and integrity—should not be confined to the classroom.

The Cincinnati Ethics Center will enhance awareness, promote civil discourse and justice, and provide tools that facilitate integrity and support ethical decision-making to create healthier communities for the future in ownership, partnership, culture, sense of community.

The University of Cincinnati’s impact on the local community is substantial.  The Cincinnati Ethics Center will enhance awareness while promoting civil discourse and justice and providing tools that facilitate integrity and support ethical decision-making to create healthier communities.

Steering Committee

Faculty:

  • Transdisciplinary collaboration
  • Student engagement
  • Space
  • Funding
  • Prestige
  • Recruitment and retention
  • Impact
  • Knowledge generation and dissemination

Staff:

  • Engagement and ownership
  • Participation in research and outreach
  • Professional development
  • Networking
  • Empowerment

Students:

  • Innovative course work
  • Exposure to tools, perspectives, and research
  • A sense of mattering
  • Self reflection
  • Ethics-centric activities and programs

Community:

  • Partnerships
  • Engagement-voices heard
  • Resources
  • Development of, and access to, skills
  • Meeting space to share, exchange, and learn
  • Partnering with integrity
  • Develop relationships and trust
  • Student skills/experience
  • Ethical employees
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