Mission Statement

The Center for Ethics at Yeshiva University fosters research on a broad range of ethical issues and integrates the study of ethics into the undergraduate and graduate curricula. The ultimate goal of this work is to strengthen the commitment to ethics at the core of the University's mission, and to serve as a resource for moral deliberation both within the University and in the wider world.

  • We challenge students to consider the ethical implications of their chosen field of study and the moral issues that present themselves in professional life.
  • We encourage faculty to explore ethical questions in their research and teaching.
  • We facilitate ongoing interdisciplinary work to take advantage of the University's diverse intellectual resources.

Members of the Center's staff collaborate with scholars to examine the moral issues in their fields and conduct research in ethics and moral philosophy. As Yeshiva University grows, we are charged with ensuring that sound moral judgment accompanies all aspects of its strategic planning and development.