Association for Practical and Professional Ethics

  • Indiana


2961 West County Road 225 South
United States

About Us

Ethics for Today and a Vision for Tomorrow 

The Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE) is a comprehensive, international organization advancing scholarship, education, and practice in practical and professional ethics.

Through its individual and institutional members, APPE supports and trains the next generation of faculty and professionals, works to improve ethical conduct in the workplace, and to advance public dialogue in ethics and values.

National and International Impact

The Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, with a membership approaching 1,000 spanning the entire United States and 12 foreign countries, brings together scholars and professionals in more than 50 different subspecialty areas of practical and applied ethics.

APPE creates opportunities for career advancement and professional growth for academic faculty, business and government leaders, and professionals from all areas including business, engineering, journalism, law, medicine, scientific research, social work, and all others concerned with the application of ethics and values in professional and public life.

The 140 institutional members at APPE represent major academic research universities, professional schools, community colleges, research and compliance offices, corporations, government agencies including the military, and other organizations that support professional ethics.

Ethics Centers

APPE Ethics Centers are changing the world—locally at their home institutions, regionally in the metropolitan areas they serve, and professionally throughout the world.

Since the founding of APPE over 20 years ago, the Ethics Center Directors in the United States, Canada and Internationally have provided active and coordinated leadership within the Association. Today, with more than 100 ethics centers represented among its institutional members, APPE is the premier, professional organization focused on advancing ethics education, research and practice across all subject disciplines.