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 Fall Ethics Symposium program is scheduled for November 5-6, 2018 on the campuses of Sac State and Cosumnes River College. The program theme is the ethics of innovation and entrepreneurship. How have innovation and entrepreneurship been vehicles for drastic improvements in living standards and human well-being? What stands in the way of these benefits extending to more and more people?



Recent And Upcoming Events

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  • Visiting Speaker Vikram Bhargava, "Firm Responses to Mass Outrage: Social Media, Blame, and Termination," Assistant Professor, Santa Clara University, April 18, 2018 in The WELL's Terrace Suite from 1:30-3pm.
  • Visiting Speaker Theresa Lopez, "Naturalizing Moral Inquiry," Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Maryland, March 7, 2018 in University Union Maidu Room from 4-5pm.
  • Visiting Speaker John Park, "Ethics and Prototypes," Visiting Assistant Professor, Oakland University, March 5, 2018 in University Union Auburn Room from 4-5pm.