The Maguire Undergraduate Scholars for Ethics

The Maguire Undergraduate Scholars for Ethics, funded
by the Maguire Center for Ethics & Public Responsibility, is a select group of four to seven undergraduate students whose purpose is to design programs addressing ethical and moral issues pertinent to the SMU community.

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Ethical Issues Faced by College Students

Over the last several years, M.U.S.E. has focused on issues such as:

  • cocaine use on campus
  • the use of Adderall, Ritalin, and other drugs as study aids for students
  • the changing cultural perceptions of sex
  • the civic duty of voting
  • food deserts

Community-Wide Ethics Discussion

The MUSE Team has focused on these issues through such initiatives as:

  • designing programs for Wellness classes
  • making campus presentations
  • holding a university-wide mock presidential election
  • planning and leading conferences for the university community

MUSE strives to present all sides of moral and ethical dilemmas. Rather than promoting a particular perspective, the group seeks to educate members of the SMU community in a clear and unbiased way so that others can make their own informed decisions.

For more information, please contact the MUSE coach, Dallas Gingles, at
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