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An initiative to deliver principle-based ethics education

Collegiate Program Summit

Purpose and Format

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The Summit was introduced in 2014 to provide an immersive and relevant educational experience that promotes and demonstrates the value of principle-based ethics.

The Summit facilitates direct interaction and conversation among participants in a series of keynote presentations, panels, and small group discussions. A primary focus is the engagement of business leaders to extend the Summit’s relevance and value beyond the campus and into the business world.


  • Demonstrate that ethics education is critical and central to the creation of long-term value in business and society.
  • Increase the involvement of the business community in ethics education.
  • Expand awareness and impact of the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative.


Each Collegiate Program school identifies and invites twelve participants to attend the Summit as their representatives:

  • Four students (undergraduate and graduate)
  • Four faculty members
  • Four business leaders

This approach strengthens local relationships and ensures all attendees benefit from a wide range of experiences and perspectives.


Topics and host universities change each year. Past topics include Ethics in Social Media, The Future of Ethical Leadership, Building an Ethical Culture, Ethics — The Ultimate Business Advantage, and The Challenges of Ethical Decision Making.