Ethics Institute Spring Summit: Institutional Courage

NOTE: Recordings of the panel and keynote address are now available.


Please join us for the Ethics Institute's annual Spring Summit! Our theme this year is 'Institutional Courage.'

'Institutional courage,' according to our keynote speaker, Dr. Jennifer Freyd, refers to "an institution's commitment to seek the truth and engage in moral action, despite unpleasantness, risk, and short-term cost...It is a force that transforms institutions into more accountable, equitable, healthy places for everyone."

The summit will take place from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 27th via Zoom. Please use Meeting ID: 954 9924 8662 and passcode 093679. We ask that you please register (for free) on Eventbrite

Schedule of Events:

1:00 - 2:45 p.m. - Panel on "What is Institutional Courage? How is it possible?"

2:45 - 3:00 p.m. - Short Break

3:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Dr. Jennifer Freyd, Keynote Address: "Moving from Institutional Betrayal to Institutional Courage" (co-sponsored by the Office of the President).

  • Dr. Jennifer Freyd is Professor Emerit, Psychology at University of Oregon and CEO & Founder of the Center for Institutional Courage.

A renowned speaker and educator, Dr. Freyd investigates the causes and impact of interpersonal violence and institutional betrayal on mental and physical health, behavior, and society. Freyd has focused especially on betrayal and its antidote at the institutional level: institutional betrayal and institutional courage. Current projects include: studies of campus and workplace sexual assault and harassment, minority discrimination, gender and sexual orientation, disclosures of abuse, physical and mental health distress, and institutional betrayal and institutional courage.


Headshot of Dr. Jennifer Freyd

Jennifer J. Freyd, Ph.D.