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Institute Programs

The Ethics Institute sponsors programming in four general areas:

  • Programs for Dartmouth students,
  • faculty,
  • external faculty and researchers,
  • and the general public. 

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Dartmouth Students

Ethics Minor

The Ethics Minor consists of a total of 6 courses: 2 required introductory courses, three other courses forming a coherent "cluster" or focus of interest, and a senior culminating project.

Proposal and Required Courses

Meet our Minor Students!

Dartmouth Ethics Society Learn more>>

Aaron Scholar ProgramLunch at the Lab

Aaron Scholars apply and are selected in the Fall term. During the winter term, the Ethics Institute partners with the Center for Ethics and Public Service at the University of Miami School of Law to provide an intensive five-day seminar in applied ethics and the law. Professor Anthony Alfieri (University of Miami Professor of Law and Dean's Distinguished Scholar) and Professor Aine Donovan work with a select group of Dartmouth undergraduate students to explore issues of legal ethics, conflict resolution and community service.  Program dates: December 4-10, 2016. Meet the 2016 Aaron Scholars

Intercollegiate Business Ethics Case Competition (IBECC)

The 2016 International Business Ethics Case Competition (IBECC) is a competition in which teams of undergraduate or graduate students present the legal, financial, and ethical aspects of a case as well as their solution.  The 2016 competition takes place in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Learn more>>

The competition is held in conjunction with the Ethics and Compliance Officer Association's Sponsoring Partner Forum. Teams form during Winter term.  If you are interested in joining the IBECC team, please email

Bioethics Bowl

The National Undergraduate Bioethics Bowl is held in conjunction with the National Undergraduate Bioethics Conference (NUBC). Teams will discuss and debate their views on the given case studies. They will be judged by a group of eminent bioethicists for soundness of reasoning, focus on and sensitivity to ethically relevant factors, and deliberative thoughtfulness.  Learn more>>

The Dartmouth Bioethics Group allows students with interests in bioethics to get together for discussion and film events planned throughout the year.  Contact to learn more.

Graduate Ethics Program

The Graduate Studies Office, in collaboration with the Ethics Institute at Dartmouth, has developed an institution-wide training program in the basics of professional ethics. This program is a requirement for all first-year Arts and Sciences graduate students. The Graduate Ethics Program has four components: an opening session during orientation, a graduate student ethics survey, and four small group discussions addressing focal topics during the first year of graduate school. Learn more>>

Dartmouth Faculty

Faculty Fellow - Each year, the Ethics Institute selects a tenured Dartmouth faculty member to be the part-time resident Faculty Fellow at the Institute.  Learn more>>

Ethics Across the Curriculum Faculty Seminar - The Ethics Institute hosts faculty seminars that have as its goal the integration of ethics into research and teaching. Fall 2016, EATC Schedule.

Faculty Working Groups - Now forming, 2016 Faculty Working Group on Water Rights.

External Faculty and Researchers

Visiting Scholar Program - The Ethics Institute provides a limited number of appointments for visiting scholars who wish to use the resources of the institute and the campus at large for a designated research project. Learn more>>

General Public

 Lectures and Conferences Learn more>>

Last Updated: 12/12/16