Emory University Receives $2.6 Million for Integrity Project

Emory University in Atlanta has announced a $2.6 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation in support of efforts to develop a culture of ethics and integrity on campus.

The grant will support the launch of the Emory Integrity Project, a joint project of Emory's Center for Ethics and its Division of Campus Life that aims to make Emory a national model for integrating ethics and integrity in undergraduate life. EIP will kick off this summer with the creation of a campus-wide discussion on what a "culture of integrity" means, beginning with a student-led reimagining of Emory's approach to honor and integrity that ultimately leads to programmatic and cultural changes at the school, as well as the launch of a yearly theme on some aspect of ethics and integrity that will be incorporated into freshman seminar courses.

"The Emory Integrity Project raises interesting and important questions about the forms that an education in ethics and integrity can and should take in the context of the modern liberal arts research university," said Robin Froman, dean of Emory's College of Arts and Sciences. "I am looking forward to seeing how the project develops and its impact on our students, as faculty become more involved in the project."