Ethics Center

Purpose of the Center

  • To encourage dialogue concerning ethical issues among faculty, staff, and students
  • To promote dialogue among members of the university and the community at large
  • To provide opportunities for education via consultations, workshops, speakers, and conferences
  • To provide resources that will serve to foster a greater understanding of ethics in everyday life
  • To foster a greater understanding of ethics in the professions

Upcoming Events

2015-2016 Theme: "Ethical Issues Pertaining to Gender, Race and Class"

Undergraduate Essay

Authors must be undergraduate students of Lock Haven University.   Essays must be the author's own original work and must be typed (double-spaced) using a twelve point font. Any legitimate style of documentation can be used.

The title page must include the author's name and contact information.

Essays must be at least 2500 words and no longer than 3000 words.

Essays must be submitted in hard copy as well as on a disk. Both copies of the essay must be delivered to the Ethics Center or the Philosophy Program, Raub Hall #303.  Papers will be judged on both form and content. Primary consideration will be given to the logic and persuasiveness of the arguments presented in the essay.

Due: 3/14/2016 at 12 noon

Winners will be notified by March 31, and will be expected to present their papers at the LHU Day of Scholarship activities.


  • First Prize: $150
  • Second Prize: $100
  • Third Prize: $50

Please contact Dr. Joan Whitman Hoff, (570-484-2642) for more information.

Co-Sponsored Guests

The WGS Program & The Center for Excellence & Inclusion & The Ethics Center

September 30-October 2, 2013

Dr. Venetria Patton
Director of African American Studies and Associate Professor of English,Purdue University

Celebration of Scholarship

2013-2014 "The Will to Live" Celebration of Scholarship

April 24, 2013

Undergraduate Essay Competition Presentation

Congratulations to Ms. Amy Jugan!