Why an Institute

For our democracy to flourish, our citizens must integrate knowledge with its ethical and civic dimensions in order to apply that understanding for the common good. As an institution of higher learning, the University of Colorado Boulder has enormous potential to help young people gain this foundation, and as a public university, we have an obligation to do so.

The Institute for Ethical and Civic Engagement was created specifically to nurture and encourage ethical and civic education at CU Boulder. We invite you to join us in preparing our students for a lifetime of service to society as thoughtful, just, and engaged citizens.