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The Florida Blue Center for Ethics (FBCE) is an interdisciplinary center at UNF committed to facilitating, and equipping individuals to have, fruitful conversations about ethical issues at UNF, in the local community, and beyond. 

The FBCE is dedicated to facilitating thoughtful, respectful, and nuanced moral reasoning concerning questions of ethics and values faced by our community members, policymakers, researchers, and professional practitioners in the areas including but not limited to health care, law, business, engineering, education, government, and public life broadly construed. The Center contributes to regional, national, and international discussion of these matters through research, education, community outreach, and professional ethics consultations. Interested in a consultation? Contact us for more information. 

Alissa Swota giving a lecture to students

History of The Ethics Center

The Center is an outgrowth of the University's philosophy program recognizing a need for ethics education in the professions both for students and the local community. This type of education has been identified by the state of Florida as an important objective in education, and the objective has been ratified by Florida's Board of Governors which operates the state university system. The UNF Board of Trustees also strongly support this type of education in the area of applied ethics.

Florida Blue made the largest gift to an academic program in the history of UNF on January 30, 2003. The $1 million gift, plus $750,000 in state matching funds, provides the core of funding for the Center. The Center also relies on additional gifts and grants.

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