The Parr Center will provide four in-person, undergraduate-focused programs for full-time UNC students during the 2022 – 2023 academic year. Program overviews can be found below.
The Ethics Recruits program calls on bright, ambitious, and intellectually curious students who are new to the field of ethics. Recruits develop moral reasoning skills throughout the year in six key ways. In addition, the Ethics Recruits program encourages students to challenge themselves in a welcoming environment. Finally, this program is a great way to work towards the Parr Center Ethics Scholar transcript designation!
- Learn from ethicists at the Parr Center Lecture Series
- Interact with UNC ethics researchers at Parr Heel Talks
- Form lasting connections at Parr Center social events
- Assist Regional and National High School Ethics Bowls
- Collaborate on rigorous research and programming
- Access the Parr Center Ethics Scholar Program
Our application portal is closed while we onboard our current students. If you missed the deadline but still want to be involved, please fill out THIS FORM to be added to our listserv. We’ll send information once our portal reopens.
The Ethics Fellows program provides students opportunities to work in teams on projects of ethical concern. Each Fall, Fellows self-select into teams of 6-9 students to work on one of our year-long projects (listed below). Projects are supervised by Parr Center Staff Advisors, who provide guidance, direction, and insight regularly. Students must meet weekly with their group to discuss project progress and direction. Then, students spend 2 – 2.5 hours working on tasks related to their project.
Aside from projects, students are required to attend twice monthly evening talks called “Parr Heel Talks,” where scholars from across campus discuss their latest research on ethics. Also, students must attend at least two Parr Center Speaker Series events. In addition, Fellows participate in social events like the Induction Ceremony and End of Year Celebration. Finally, Fellows volunteer at the North Carolina and National High School Ethics Bowls. For additional information on Ethics Fellow requirements, click here!
2022 – 2023 Projects
|Bioethics Society of UNC||This team will promote and lead our university-wide, student-led organization. Learn more here.|
|Chapel Phil Podcast||Chapel Phil will brainstorm, research, record, and release ethics-related podcast episodes. Learn more here.|
|Ethics from My Seat||EMS will engage in outreach and community building through ethically driven discussions and social events.|
|Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl||IEB will lead UNC’S IEB team. Note: UNC’s IEB team will be open to all students. Learn more here.|
|National High School Ethics Bowl||This team will assist the NHSEB Director with initiatives and programs. Learn more here.|
|Parr Heel Blog||The blog team will discuss, pitch, write, and edit content for the Parr Center’s blog. Learn more here.|
|Speaker Series||The Speaker Series group will work with Parr Center Director to learn about and from invited speakers.|
Our application portal is closed for 2022 – 2023. If you missed the deadline but still want to be involved with the Parr Center, please fill out THIS FORM to be added to our listserv. We’ll send information once our Ethics Recruit portal reopens.
Students who participate in the Parr Center Ethics Scholar program invest significant time and effort in ethical reflection, leadership, and skill development over two years. Ethics Scholars are sharp, dedicated, and display a solid understanding of moral concepts. In acknowledgment of their unique concentration on ethics, students who complete the program are recognized as Parr Center Ethics Scholars by an official designation on their University transcript. To learn more, click here!
One requirement is to serve two years as an Ethics Fellow. Therefore, there is no external application for the Ethics Scholar program. If you would like to begin working toward the Ethics Scholar designation, please apply to our Ethics Fellow program.
The Ethics Mentor program began its inaugural year on August 15, 2022.
Mentors will spend time connecting with and learning from students in our Ethics Recruit program. Specifically, Mentors will attend Recruit/Mentor lunches and assist with onboarding and social activities. Additionally, Mentors are expected to attend all Parr Heel Talks and several Parr Center Speakers’ Series events throughout the year. Finally, Mentors will play an integral role in the North Carolina Regional and National High School Ethics Bowl Competitions.
To be eligible for the Ethics Mentor program students must have served two years as an Ethics Fellow. As such, there is no external application for this program.