Don Davis Program in Ethical Leadership

Resources and Links

Penn State Ethics Programs

  • The Rock Ethics Institute
    The mission of the Rock Ethics Institute is to promote ethical awareness and inquiry in the University and in the public and professional sectors by supporting curricular innovations designed to improve moral literacy across the University curriculum, building collaborative research projects around ethically based initiatives, and encouraging public dialogue on ethical issues.
  • The Arthur W. Page Center
    The Page Center is a research center dedicated to the study and advancement of ethics and responsibility in corporate communication and other forms of public communication.

University Ethics Centers

  • The Center for Business Ethics at Bentley University
    The mission of the Center for Business Ethics is to give leadership in the creation of organizational cultures that align effective business performance with ethical business conduct. It endeavors to do so by the application of expertise, research, education and a collaborative approach to disseminating best practices.
  • University of Montana Center for Ethics
    The Center for Ethics is charged with conducting responsible moral discourse concerning both societal ethics (e.g., the values that inform health, economic growth, education, and conservation policies) and the ethical practices of a wide range of professionals (e.g., public administrators, business managers, health workers, teachers). The Center's functions include ethics inquiry and education (to be achieved through courses, public lectures and conferences, professional development workshops, and a resource center) and funded research.

Professional and Non-profit Ethics Sites

  • Ethics Updates
    An excellent resource—arguably the best out there—geared for students and ethics instructors, alike. Includes pages on ethical theory, case-based social issues (i.e. controversial issues—abortion, race, animal rights, etc.), and an excellent resource section including case studies, classic texts in ethics, videos and books, and other resources.
  • The Poynter Institute (Page on Ethics)
    Great resource for journalists and students, all around—everything from decision making to interviewing and how they should be conducted ethically. Includes a regularly published article on journalistic ethics, which is very interesting.
  • The Ethics Resource Center
    Very interesting organization with lots of publications put out by them. Their site has great resources, including an extensive reading list of both books and articles, links to other organizations, and many other resources at online.
  • The First Amendment Center
    Has several resources for students, teachers, and researchers on ethics, mostly focused around journalistic ethics related to the First Amendment.
  • Independent Press Councils
    This site contains the largest collection of press codes of conduct in the world. And the site is dedicated to media accountability systems (M*A*S), first among which are press councils. Lists codes of ethics for 370 organizations, mostly in countries other than America.
  • Business Ethics Magazine
    Quarterly magazine dealing with ethical issues in the business world. Ranks 100 best corporate citizens. Looks at scandals and solutions. Social and corporate change through the business world.
  • The Ethics Officer Association
    The Ethics Officer Association is a non-consulting, member-driven association exclusively for individuals who are responsible for their company's ethics, compliance, and business conduct programs.
  • Business Ethics Balance
    Provides business ethics consulting, business ethics training, and speaking engagements on relevant themes. Provides a clearinghouse for business ethics research, and analysis; Business Ethics course development to colleges, universities and schools in the central Pennsylvania area.
  • Public Agenda Online
    Public Agenda is a nonpartisan, nonprofit public opinion research and citizen education organization based in New York City. It was founded in 1975 by social scientist and author Daniel Yankelovich and former Secretary of State Cyrus Vance. The two-fold mission of Public Agenda is to (1) Help leaders better understand the public's point of view on major policy issues and, (2) Help citizens better understand critical policy issues so they can make their own more informed and thoughtful decisions.