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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

Michael Vazquez's APA Blog piece

Learn about our service-learning course!

New TED-Ed collaboration video!

Announcing the second video in the Ethical Dilemma Series with TED-Ed!

Philosophical Dialogue and Reflective Practice for Juvenile Education Services

Upcoming Outreach event! Contact Dr. Michael Vazquez ( for details.

Carolina Engagement Week Webinar

The Power of the Humanities in Prison and Juvenile Justice Education

Luc Bovens' New Book!

Our former Interim Director has published a new philosophy text!

NHSEB wins American Philosophical Association Prize for Excellence and Innovation

Join us to congratulate NHSEB!

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.