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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

Work Study Positions

UNC Undergraduates: We have posted several Federal Work-Study (FWS) positions! Students awarded FWS can apply on JobX using three Job IDs: 5013, 9679, and 8585. Apply 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.

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.

Ethics Scholar Program

UNC undergraduates who complete significant work within ethics can now receive university recognition on their official transcript!

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.