About Us

The Applied Ethics Institute

Our Mission

The mission of the Applied Ethics Institute at Utica College is to promote reflection on ethical matters in healthcare, education, business, public service and society at large.  The Institute serves as a community resource through joint research, and seminars and lectures.

Core Values

The Applied Ethics Institute is grounded by the following core values:

Excellence & Innovation -

in striving for and adhering to the highest standards of scholarship, critical thinking, professionalism and leadership across the knowledge continuum in applied ethics.

Partnership & Collaboration -

in identifying, evaluating, and addressing ethical issues and questions.

Inclusiveness & Respect


in engaging diverse perspectives and communities.

Social Responsibility



in meeting the needs of individuals and populations in local and global settings by illuminating and addressing current and emerging ethical challenges.

Strategic Directions

The Applied Ethics Institute's strategic plan emphasizes the Institute's leadership role in integrating applied ethics research, education, and practice to improve the community. The three interrelated strategic directions outlined below provide a framework to advance the Institute's new vision and mission.

1. Research & Dissemination -

Lead novel research in applied ethical issues and present this research in an accessible manner to improve social practices for local and global populations.

2. Public Engagement

- Create an effective forum for public engagement about applied ethics issues in health, education, business, public service, science and technology, the law, and the environment.

3. Partnerships -

Cultivate excellence in applied ethics research through partnership and collaboration within Utica College and with other academic centres and institutes locally, nationally, and internationally.  The Applied Ethics Institute has collaboration agreements with the following institutes / centres:
The Hans Jonas Institut 

An institute of the University of Siegen, Germany in cooperation with the University of Cologne, Germany.


The Applied Ethics Institute
Utica College

(315) 792-3759
(315) 792-3831 (Fax)
(315) 792-3006
1600 Burrstone Road | Utica, NY 13502