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In 2014, the Carnegie Council created Global Ethics Day as an opportunity to explore ethics in an increasingly globalized world. Global Ethics Day is an annual moment to empower ethics through the actions of individuals and organizations. It takes place on the third Wednesday of every October.

Global Ethics Day provides an opportunity to explore the meaning of ethics in daily life and for communities around the world to come together to identify and address the most critical issues facing society – from global pandemics, attacks on democracy, refugee crises, racial injustice, climate change, and more.


The Office of Ethics and Policy celebrates Global Ethics Day throughout the month of October each year. Check out our events promoting awareness and discussion around ethics. Come out and learn more about ethics and the unique ways in which they affect our lives.

October 1. Global Ethics Month Kickoff. Text on soccer field.
Ethics and Athletics. This October we will explore the ethics surrounding athletics. To stay up to date on our events, check out our website and follow us on social media and subscribe to our newsletter.


Recap Videos

  • On October 3, 2023, the Office of Ethics and Policy sponsored a panel discussion with Professor Matthew Andrews (Department of History) and PhD Candidate Gabriella Hulsey (Department of Philosophy) to discuss the ethics surrounding the Olympics.
  • Mental Health Counselor, Symone Lyles, discusses the importance of finding balance between the pressures of being a student, being an athlete, being present in the “now” while planning for the future, and giving yourself grace and permission to ask for help.
  • UNC-Chapel Hill professor Johna Register-Mihalik shares her thoughts on finding the balance between healthy and unhealthy sports as well as research and data showing that medical protocols are worth the effort and set people up to enjoy sports to their fullest.
  • Dr. Jeni Shannon is the Director of Mental Health and Performance Psychology at UNC-Chapel Hill. The Office of Ethics and Policy interns interviewed Dr. Shannon about her role at the University and about finding balance as a student athlete, recreational player, or as a supporter and fan.