The Center is a little over 10 years old. It started out as an informal entity whose purpose was to provide a campus forum for those in different disciplines who in some way address ethics. Individual faculty in Philosophy and Religious Studies, two disciplines that approach ethics in different ways, saw this as a useful endeavor. At first faculty from different disciplines, ranging from Political Science to Journalism to Art, were invited to speak on ethics in their field. After a few years the Center became more official. It now is chartered and is housed in the College of Humanities.
Over the past ten years, in its more official incarnation, it has sponsored talks and panel discussions open to the campus community and the public.