At a time when ethical scandals have shaken public confidence
in business, media, and other national institutions, a new program is
working to infuse integrity into all areas of University life. Launched
by the Vice
President for Student Affairs, Patricia Lampkin, the Envisioning
Integrity effort seeks to instill the quality of good character and
citizenship in all students and to encourage faculty, administrators,
and staff to be exemplars of these qualities in their day-to-day
Envisioning Integrity intends to help everyone on Grounds to understand
the importance of ethical conduct in the workings of the University. It
is also fostering the integration of such values as honesty, fair play,
and respect for the individual in all personal and professional
In cooperation with the Honor Committee and the Institute for
Practical Ethics and Public Life, Envisioning Integrity is moving
forward with a number of initiatives, such as dorm talks for first-year
students, seminars for graduate students and faculty, roundtable
discussions on student life based on real-world vignettes, summer
orientation sessions for parents, and media outreach. Future projects
include seminars for faculty and staff and expanding alumni programs.
Integrity and trust are the basis for all social, economic,
and political exchanges. They are core values of a democratic society.
Part of being an excellent university is to provide lifetime learning
in good character and citizenship.