One hopes that college environs instill a sense of the importance of integrity—especially academic. Here at Santa Clara, to underscore that point, in 2015 the University inaugurated an official Academic Integrity Pledge for students. But academics present only some of the ethical territory (Cheat on a test? Download a paper?) a college student is forced to navigate. From alcohol abuse, dating apps and the lure of hookups, to discrimination and sexual assault—how do you nurture an ethical self?

To answer that, psychologists Thomas G. Plante and Lori G. Plante wrote Graduating with Honor: Best Practices to Promote Ethics Development in College Students (Praeger). Tom Plante is the Augustin Cardinal Bea, S.J. University Professor and director of the Spirituality and Health Institute at SCU, and wife Lori was a clinical faculty member in psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine. They also bring experience as parents. Their goal: “Provide a model for imparting the skills of ethical decision-making to college students during a time of great transition, temptation, and unprecedented freedom.”

Helping the Helpers

Santa Clara students, faculty, partner with Ferry Foundation to create solutions that enrich quality of life for dementia, Alzheimer’s patients

No More Treading Water

The Santa Clara men’s water polo team is joining the West Coast Conference.

Go. Fight. Win.

Who cheers on the cheerleaders? The Santa Clara University Dance Team plays a vital role in the game day experience.

Here First

The work to open academia to Indigenous groups and voices continues with a series that adds modern lives to the archives.