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The Parr Center for Ethics is proud to have served as the public face of UNC’s commitment to ethics and 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 on campus and beyond; the 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.

In service of its mission, the Parr Center


Recent News

New Administrator

Please help us welcome our new Administrator, Juliana!

Ethics Fellow Induction

Watch our 2021 - 2022 Ethics Fellow Induction Ceremony!

Coming Soon: NHSEB 2021-2022

Join us on September 10 for the launch of NHSEB’s 2021-2022 Season.

Introducing NHSEBBridge

NHSEBBridge, a new initiative from the Parr Center for Ethics, will bring the Center’s celebrated National High School Ethics Bowl program to new areas of the country, with a focus on under-resourced schools and underserved communities.

Become a Parr Heel!

Are you a UNC undergraduate who would like to study ethics? Learn about our suite of programming and become a Parr Heel today!

Pandemic Ethics Dashboard

Check out UNC Public Health Professor Jim Thomas's updated Pandemic Ethics Dashboard.

Diversity Statement
The non-discrimination policy of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill states that we are “committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment.” This applies to all students, faculty, staff, and visitors to our campus. The policy further states that the University does not “discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status.” The Parr Center for Ethics endorses this policy and opposes any attempt to weaken or undermine the University’s commitment to promoting diversity and equality.