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Markkula Center for Applied Ethics

Campus Ethics

Poverty simulation at Santa Clara University

SCU faculty, staff, and students participate in a poverty simulation developed by Step Up Silicon Valley.

At the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics we welcome SCU students, faculty, and staff into conversation about the critical issues of our time, and we support your personal and academic exploration of ethics.

We are dedicated to helping everyone in the campus community address the choices that shape their personal character and lead to lives of value.

Research grants, fellowships, internships, and events highlight our offerings, which include peer-led programs for students and a community of scholars for faculty and staff.

Programs for Students
SCU students engage their classmates in exploring ethical issues on campus and in the larger world.  Fellowships, internships, and research grants are program highlights.

Programs for Faculty and Staff
More than 50 affiliated scholars work with the Ethics Center on events and projects.  Grants are available for research and teaching in applied ethics.

Free Speech and Civil Discourse
For the 2017-18 academic year, the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics focused on the theme of freedom of speech and civil discourse. We explored the theme through public events, the work of a team of undergraduate fellows, and the provision of educational materials about key, contested ethical issues related to the theme. 

Campus Ethics Staff

David DeCosse

Director, Religious and Catholic Ethics and Campus Ethics Programs

David DeCosse


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