Character & Ethics

College is fraught with tough decisions – whether to study or go out with friends, turn in friends or look the other way, or to take short-cuts for class or do all the work. Decisions like these test values and pose ethical dilemmas for the first time in many students' lives.

Increasingly, students are making choices that put both their college careers and futures at jeopardy. Dealing with moral controversies is a big part of life. Graduates who have examined their own values and understand how to make ethical decisions will have an advantage not only in their careers but also in their personal lives.

We believe students' exploration of heavy ethical issues is done best when they are challenged to think deeply from multiple perspectives. Interaction with peers and ethical mentors (such as faculty or alumni) are an easy and effective way to gain this type of invaluable experience. We invite all members of our community to engage students and each other in these important discussions and answer the question, "Do I know who I am?"

Integrity Week

March 4-8th is Intgerity Week at Maryland

Integrity Week consists of events hosted by USJ to educate the University community on topics related to integrity and ethics.

On Tuesday, March 5th from 10am to 2pm, members of USJ will be outside of McKeldin Library to discuss ethics and integrity with students. Students will have the opportunity to participate in some quizzes for the opportunity to win a raffle prize!
On Wednesday, March 6th from 6pm to 8pm in Edward St. John 1224, our USJ Education & Outreach co-chairs will be moderating a panel consisting of professionals in the workforce who are ready to discuss how issues of integrity, character, and ethics show up in and influence their work. 
On Thursday, March 7th from 7pm to 9pm in the Art-Sociology Building, we will have a screening of an episode of "The Good Place," followed by discussion of integrity in connection with the episode. Some of our faith leaders on campus will also be present at this discussion.