The Fleming Institute
for Business Ethics

Through the generosity of Richard Fleming and his family foundation, The Fleming Institute for Business Ethics was established in 2009. The programs and activities of the Institute are administered by the Division of Business in collaboration with the Salesian Center for Faith & Culture

Promoting cultural and ethical awareness and action in the workplace

The mission of The Fleming Institute for Business Ethics is to promote a culture of ethical awareness and action in the business professions. The guiding vision of this Institute is to link the corporate and educational communities in a collaborative effort to promote ethical behavior in the world of business. 

Preparing graduates to handle ethical dilemmas

Another important focus of The Fleming Institute for Business Ethics is the development of graduates of the DeSales University business programs who are poised, mature, articulate, and prepared to work in diverse environments, all with a conviction that doing what is right and good is the ultimate measure of success in business. The Fleming Institute’s programs and activities will also be offered to the local and regional business communities. 

Forum for Ethics in the Workplace

The Salesian Center, Forum for Ethics in the Workplace, hosts quarterly ethics breakfasts on the first Thursday of the month of each financial quarter in the University Center at DeSales University.  You may obtain the current schedule and register for the next event by accessing their website at Forum for Ethics in the Workplace. 


The Fleming Ethics Bowl Competition

The Fleming Ethics Bowl Competition is a way for both undergraduate and graduate students to learn more about current business ethics.  Students from LVAIC institutions are invited to participate in the competition by presenting their ethical views on a business case study before a panel of business executives serving as panel judges.


Annual Ethics Bowl Competition

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