About CEHV


The Center for Ethics and Human Values (CEHV) is Ohio State's hub for respectful discussion and interdisciplinary engagement on the ethical challenges that shape the University and the broader community—an essential part of "Education for Citizenship."

Led by ethics faculty from 7 different colleges at Ohio State, we run a variety of programs focused on:

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CEHV works closely with University-level programs including the Provost's Discovery Themes Lecture series and the Shared Values Initiative, and the Office of Research on research integrity. We have collaborated with more than thirty academic departments and programs from 11 different colleges on campus, covering a wide range of scientific and humanistic fields. Our partners have included:

Colleges and University Offices
College of Arts and Sciences
College of Education and Human Ecology
College of Engineering
College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Studies
College of Medicine
College of Pharmacy
College of Public Health
College of Social Work
Fisher College of Business
Glenn College of Public Affairs
Moritz College of Law
Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Office of Compliance and Integrity
Office of Research

Centers, Institutes, University Programs
Bioethics Center
Honors & Scholars Program
Humanities Institute
Institute for Democratic Engagement and Accountability
Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity
Mershon Center for International Security Studies
Political Theory Workshop
President and Provost's Diversity Lecture and Cultural Arts series
Program on Data and Governance
School of Environment and Natural Resources
Sustainability Institute
University Libraries
Urban Arts Space

Our Mission Statement:

"Among the central concerns of humanistic study are questions of how to live and what is of value in human lives. These are especially pressing questions for citizens of an open society, whose extensive freedoms provide both the opportunity and the responsibility to reflect upon questions like these and to choose lives that contribute to the community in which they live. The Ohio State University Center for Ethics and Human Values is a research center that aims to advance the understanding of these questions by encouraging research and writing on topics of ethics and value, including the history of thought on these questions, and by providing a resource for public discussions of foundational and applied moral questions.

The Center helps the University fulfill its responsibilities to students, faculty, and the broader community by advancing and disseminating knowledge of these central aspects of human concern. It provides a venue and resource for ongoing discussions of ethical issues within and across disciplines at The Ohio State University, including issues that arise within the academic contexts of research and education, as well as issues that confront us all as human beings and citizens aspiring to live worthwhile and rewarding lives."

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