The College has a Personal Code of Ethics (PCE) program that requires all students to consider and communicate their personal assortment of virtues, vices, and ethical priorities as they develop personally and professionally. The PCE is a critical part of the Ethics Program because it provides a formal opportunity for all students to develop personal standards of conduct that they can apply both in and out of class.

All students in the College can earn a Certificate in Ethics and Social Responsibility. The Certificate program provides a structured path for students to develop advanced involvement in ethics and social responsibility issues. The ultimate goal of the program is to help students become more attuned to the ethical dimensions of their daily decisions through the activities required to attain this certificate. For additional detail, see Guidelines and Application for the Certificate in Ethics and Social Responsibility.

The J. Craig Smith Business Ethics Lecture Series brings in select guest speakers with unique perspectives on the ethical challenges inherent in business. Previous speakers include Alton Sizemore, Bill Battle, Cynthia Cooper, Walt Pavlo, Alice Martin, John Allison, and Drayton Nabers.

2017 J. Craig Smith Business Ethics Lecturer
Kay Palan
Dean, Culverhouse College of Commerce
Monday, April 10, 2017
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The J. Craig Smith Integrity Award recognizes outstanding students in the college who consistently exemplify the values of integrity and compassion that J. Craig Smith built in his business career and personal life. The students receiving this annual award exhibit strong character, clear signs of progressive ethical thinking, and a commitment to advancing the quality of life in the wider community, especially for those less fortunate.

  • 2015-2016 Winners

    Kaitlyn Haefer, Grace Hudgins, Polly Rickets, Shirin Torabinejad

  • 2015-2015 Winners

    Sarah Kim, Nathan Miklovic, Kendall Roden, Abby Snyder

  • 2013-2014 Winners

    Hayley Ginn, David Hose, Erika McCalpine, John Pounders