Partners & Resources

Partners to Smeal Business College

Partners in Business Ethics Symposium

The Partners in Business Ethics Symposium, first launched and co-hosted by the Penn State Smeal College of Business and American Express in 2010, is designed to promote business ethics in academia and corporate America. Corporations and business school deans share ideas, challenges, and best practices in preparing young professionals to lead with integrity in today’s workplace.

Shoemaker Program in Business Ethics

The G. Albert Shoemaker Program in Business Ethics was established in 1985 through a $100,000 gift from the late G. Albert Shoemaker and his wife Mercedes. The Shoemakers made the donation to Smeal because of the importance with which they regard ethics in corporate conduct and management decision-making.

The donation created an endowment to encourage academic and corporate interest in business ethics. The Shoemaker Program supports speakers on the topic of business ethics, interactions between speakers and students, the development of ethics-related instructional materials, as well as scholarly research.

Watch: View video of Jonathan Haidt, the Thomas Cooley Professor of Ethical Leadership at the New York University Stern School of Business, as he speaks on "What Capitalism Does to Us and For Us."

The Rock Ethics Institute

The Rock Ethics Institute promotes engaged ethics research, ethical leadership and literacy at Penn State, and public outreach to address today’s moral challenges. The Institute is dedicated to ethics education and research to make a difference in people's lives.

Alumni and Corporate Recruiters

From leading by example to hosting a special event, there are a number of ways for alumni and corporate recruiters to promote integrity and ethical behavior.