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The Parr Center for Ethics, which is housed physically and administratively within the Department of Philosophy, has proudly served as Carolina’s focal point for inquiry into and discussion of ethical questions since 2004. The mission of the Parr Center is to nourish and foster ethical reflection and moral sensitivity on campus and beyond, guided by the conviction that ethics is everywhere. The Parr Center is committed to integrating abstract work in ethical theory with thoughtful, informed exploration of ethical issues important to the University and the communities it serves.

The Parr Center and its programs have won the American Philosophical Association/ Philosophy Documentation Center Award For Excellence and Innovations in Philosophy Programs three times (in 2008, 2014, and 2021). In keeping with its dual mission to nourish and foster ethical reflection on campus and beyond, the Parr Center offers both i) programming aimed mainly at campus (University) constituencies, and ii) a range of activities designed to encourage and enhance ethical reflection by participants outside the University. Please consult the Parr Center’s website for more details.