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Ethics and Policy

Ethics and Policy

Mission and Purpose

Our mission is to promote a culture of transparency and accountability through policy and integrity initiatives. We accomplish this by sustaining the University policy infrastructure, by providing research and consultation, by addressing threats to institutional and individual integrity and by evaluating external threats to University policy and integrity.

Report a Concern

There are two options for reporting concerns to the Carolina Ethics Line:

Frequently Asked Questions are also available.

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Unpacking Legacy: A Moral Inquiry into College Admissions

May 17, 2024

Following the Supreme Court’s landmark decision to strike down affirmative action in college admissions via the Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard and SFFA v. UNC rulings, some have called for a reassessment of legacy admissions because the policy is similarly unmeritocratic.

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Policy Review Committee Recap – May 2024

May 14, 2024

The Policy Review Committee met on Friday, May 10, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. for the second annual PRC Celebration.

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Rethinking Clothing Consumption: Understanding the Human Cost of Fast Fashion

April 26, 2024

The power of our purchases and our choices is much more significant than we think. By becoming more conscious participants in all aspects of fashion, we can reduce the impact of our choices on garment workers and on the Earth.