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Center for Practical and Professional Ethics

Sac State


The Center for Practical and Professional Ethics takes as its overriding mission to foster and enhance the place of ethics in professional and public discourse, and to foster and support ethical practice, both in the University Community and in the broader Sacramento Region. Its mission is, therefore, educative, scholarly and practical.

We offer a variety of programming throughought the academic year. All our campus events are free and open to the public. Please click on the links to the right or below for details, updates, and video recordings of past events.


This year's Nammour Symposium program has been finalized. Day 1 will feature a film screening of Halmoni with a panel discussion including Ju Hong and other beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. There will also be presentations by student essay competition winners. The Call for Papers for the student competition is HERE. Day 2 of the Symposium is a Panel even with presentations by Tom K. Wong (Political Science, UCSD), Shelley Wilcox (Philosophy, SFSU), Zachary Gochenour (Economics, James Madison) and Marcus Tang (Immigration Legal Services, California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation).

CSU Sacramento will be including the new Hornet Honor Code in the 2017-2018 University Catalog. Here it is: 

"As proud members and representatives of the Sacramento State Hornet community, we commit ourselves to actively promoting honesty, integrity, respect, and care for every person, ensuring a welcoming campus environment, and striving to help every member of our Hornet Family feel a strong sense of belonging. 

As Hornets, we will: 

1. Promote an inclusive campus and community. 

2. Listen and respect each other’s thoughts, interests, and views. 

3. Value diversity and learn from one another. 

4. Engage daily with mutual trust, care, and integrity. 

5. Support a culture of honor and adhere to campus policies for honesty, ethics, and conduct. 

6. Be proud to be Sac State Hornets"

Dr. Russell DiSilvestro and Dr. Kyle Swan from the Philosophy Department were the only faculty representatives to the code Task Force.

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