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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

Coming Soon: NHSEB 2021-2022

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

Ethics Fellow Induction Ceremony

Watch our 2021 - 2022 Ethics Fellow Induction Ceremony!

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!

Fellowship Wrap Up!

The Undergraduate Fellowship wraps up for the 2020-2021 academic year. Learn about our seniors, award-winners, team projects, and newest ethics scholars!

WCHL Highlights NHSEB

NHSEB Director Alex Richardson sits down with Aaron Keck of WCHL/Chapelboro's "This Morning" to chat about the National High School Ethics Bowl, its educational impact, the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic during this season, and NHSEB's response plan for 2020-2021 and beyond. 

Introducing NHSEBOne

The National High School Ethics Bowl launches its new competition platform for 2020-2021 and beyond, NHSEBOne. The platform was developed in partnership with EnableEducation with the support of the Marc Sanders Foundation, the Squire Family Foundation, and other NHSEB partners and sponsors.

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.