Welcome to the Parr Center for Ethics!

The Parr Center is the University’s central resource for facilitating informed, nonpartisan inquiry about ethical matters. We aim to promote thoughtful engagement with both the Big Questions and the most pressing issues of our day. Our programs include the Ethics Around the Table (EAT) series for community members, the Difficult Faculty Conversations series for UNC faculty members, the Ethics in the Workplace course for UNC staff members, and our award-winning Philosophy Outreach program, which held over 200 events across North Carolina last year. Our Parr Center Forum series brings together distinguished panels of scholars and practitioners to discuss topical ethical issues, and our Parr Center Presents series brings nationally recognized experts to the UNC campus to give detailed, accessible talks on similar issues. We also host the annual Chapel Hill Metaethics Workshop, and we are the founding home and headquarters of the National High School Ethics Bowl, which serves over 2,000 students and teachers across the country.

In addition to these and other programs, the Parr Center for Ethics is always on the lookout for new events and collaborations within and beyond UNC-Chapel Hill. We welcome your participation in our activities and invite you to share your ideas about how we may best serve our community.

Statement on Diversity

The Parr Center for Ethics endorses the non-discrimination policy of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and opposes any attempt to weaken or undermine the University’s commitment to promoting diversity and equality. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all students, staff, and faculty.