Centers of Distinction

Banta Center for Business, Ethics & Society

Banta Center for Ethics
The Banta Center for Business, Ethics and Society is a forum for the examination of ethical issues in corporate and professional life. It seeks to advance our awareness of ethical problems and to improve our ability to make ethical decisions by engaging in dialogue and instruction with practitioners and scholars from a broad range of fields and disciplines. In accord with the University of Redlands mission of diversity, innovative instruction, academic rigor and civic responsibility, the Banta Center offers programming that recognizes ethics as the foundation for individual and organizational excellence.

The Banta Center seeks to:

•Facilitate Discussion And Interaction With Business Leaders
•Promote Student Achievement In Ethics And Community Service
•Develop Ethics Across The Curriculum
•Share Best Practices With Practitioners And Educators
•Support Interdisciplinary Research In Ethics

Endowed by alumnus David Banta ’63 ’65 and his wife, Stephanie Beale Banta ‘63, the center is designed to promote campus-wide debate, study and action on the ethical issues facing us today.

All of us have been affected by corporate misconduct in recent years. The Banta Center puts the University of Redlands on the leading edge of nationwide efforts to educate students, faculty and the business community in what it means to live an ethical life.

Through the Banta Center, you will engage in robust debate of timely issues, attend symposiums featuring top experts in business fields and engage in research across the curriculum.


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meditation room

The University’s Meditation Room opened in 2007 and is one of the first “contemplative classroom” spaces in the country.

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