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Markkula Center for Applied Ethics

Programs for Students

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Whether you're considering the fairness of capital punishment or your roommate's right to hang a poster you disagree with, as a student at Santa Clara University, you're going to be thinking about ethics.

Every undergraduate takes at least one course in ethics. At the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, we also offer a rich program of events on ethics in almost any field you can think of, and we engage students in peer-led dialogue about ethics in everyday life.

Center fellowships and internships allow students to pursue interests in almost any area of ethics, including business, the environment, engineering, and health care.

Co-curricular Activities

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Navigate here to Business Ethics Internships

Interns are placed in ethics and compliance divisions of Silicon Valley companies.

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Navigate here to Environmental Ethics Fellowships

Fellows explore the ethics of sustainability on campus.

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Navigate here to Ethics Bowl

A debate group on ethical issues, the Ethics Bowl team competes regionally and nationally.

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Navigate here to Government Ethics Fellowship

Fellows work on projects at the intersection of policy and ethics.

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Navigate here to Hackworth Fellowships

Students create programs for their peers on ethical issues.

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Navigate here to Health Care Ethics Internships

Interns shadow doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals in hospitals and hospices.

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Navigate here to Honzel Fellowship in Health Care Ethics

The fellow serves as a peer mentor to students in the Health Care Ethics Internship and develops an ethics project with particular relevance to students and alumni.

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Navigate here to Marketing and Communication Internships

Interns are engaged in all aspects of Ethics Center communication and digital marketing channels.

The Big Q Blog

In this podcast students inquire about programs on campus that support diversity, equity and inclusion.

Podcast explores notification to students about student resources at Santa Clara University.

The Big Q: When will Santa Clara University's Recreational Sports Program Reopen?  A discussion with Janice DeMonsi, director of recreation.

In this podcast students inquire about the return of Recreational Sports to campus.

More Resources
Navigate here to Hackworth Grants

Hackworth grants are available to students doing research on ethics and may include money for travel, supplies, and fees

Navigate here to Ethics Prizes

Graduating seniors are honored for excellence in ethics research or practice

Navigate here to Student Government Ethics

Developed by a member of SCU's student government, these resources include case studies and sample codes of ethics