About Us

Statement of Purpose

About The Center on Ethics at San Jose State University is committed to the comprehensive exploration, both scholarly and applied, of ethical and socially responsible practices represented on the campus of San Jose State University and within Bay Area educational, business, professional and civic communities.


Founded in 1987, the Center on Ethics is a non-profit organization devoted to the study of business and professional ethics, and matters of social responsibility. Since its inception, the Center has sponsored lectures that address current business, social, political, and health care issues. The Center is inter-disciplinary and encourages and supports research by faculty, students, and practitioners on issues of social responsibility broadly, and professional and business ethics more specifically. In addition, the Center has sponsored conferences on selected topics, established a working paper series, and provided training and workshop seminars on topical issues in social responsibility.

Directors and Governing Board

Meet the directors and governing board of the Center on Ethics.