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Moral Development


Ethical citizenship requires a well-developed capacity for thoughtful moral discourse. The following initiatives encourage the development of moral reasoning and a commitment to respecting other perspectives when forming judgements.


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Applied Ethical Statistics & Mathematics Course: An introductory statistics/mathematics course designed around ethics-based case studies, applying math and statistics to the social, political, and ecological problems in our world through a series of intriguing case studies.


Ethics & Social Responsibility Scholar: A four-year scholarship available to high school seniors showing exception intellectual promise and demonstrated commitment to service in their communities.


Minor in Civic Engagement & Leadership: A multidisciplinary minor designed for students in any discipline who are interested in incorporating themes of justice, human rights, and social responsibility into their studies.


Moral Forum: Annual moral dialogue and debate program focusing on a values-based controversial issue. Culminates in a University-wide tournament each March.