Our Mission

Read about the Tarriff Center's commitment to lifelong learning, honor and integrity, leadership, and how business can make the world a better place.

There are four key components to the Tarriff Center’s mission:

  • To emphasize and advance the role of business in making the world a better place
  • To complement Penn State Smeal’s culture of honor and integrity
  • To strengthen Smeal’s leadership in advancing ethical business practices locally, nationally, and globally
  • To promote lifelong learning surrounding business ethics and social responsibility

The Tarriff Center for Business Ethics and Social Responsibility furthers its mission through teaching, research, and engagement. The Center offers opportunities for students, faculty, and staff inside of Smeal – as well as alumni, community members, business leaders, and recruiters – to engage in center initiatives in valuable ways.