The Center for Ethics
The Center for Ethics was established in 2000 through a generous gift from the Joseph and Marilyn Family Foundation. In early 2013, the Center was restructured and given greater prominence university-wide when the Center was placed under the direction of the University Provost. With the support of the Schools of Business and Law and the Department of Philosophy, the Ethics Center is better-positioned and has resources to promote the application of high ethical standards in business and government.
The focus of the center is grounded in Applied Ethics: to teach, train and offer technical assistance to public and private sector decision-makers.
Identity & Mission
The Center’s objective is to equip local businesses and government and non-governmental agencies with the tools and skills to promote and maintain ethical organizations.
The Center can develop programs geared to the executive leadership team, including those sitting on public, private andnonprofit boards, and can also offer programming to benefit employees. One area of emphasis will be on contracting and purchasing activities of businesses and governments. The Center can establish programs and manuals for compliance with applicable local, state and international ethics standards as well as local and foreign laws.
The Center is able to assist organizations by developing customized training in legal compliance, ethics and organizational effectiveness to better serve its varied constituencies. Many programs will be available on-line and will utilize web-based resources to meet the demands of the South Florida workforce.