The Parr Center for Ethics is the embodiment of the University’s commitment to ethics. Our aim is to promote ethical development by providing the necessary resources—theoretical development, empirical knowledge, and discussion opportunities—to explore and advance our understanding of ethical issues. The Center has twice won the American Philosophical Association/Philosophy Documentation Center Award For Excellence and Innovations in Philosophy Programs (in 2008 and 2014).
The Center hosts and co-sponsors several programs across campus such as, Bioethics at UNC Faculty Seminar (BUNC), Lunch and Learns, Research Ethics, and Community Outreach. Additionally, the Parr Center for Ethics is the founding home to, and Headquarters of, the National High School Ethics Bowl and it sponsors the UNC-Chapel Hill Ethics Bowl team that competes in regional and national ethics bowls.
Two-time recipient of the American Philosophical Association (APA) and the Philosophy Documentation Center (PDC) Prize for Excellence and Innovation in Philosophy Programs.