High School Ethics Forum



2020 High School Ethics Forum

February 14, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Virginia Piper Auditorium on the UA Campus in Phoenix

The High School Ethics Forum provides high school students with a unique hands-on experience for dealing with personal and professional ethical dilemmas.

During the forum, students are introduced to an ethical decision making model and ethics cases developed by Dr. Paul Melendez. Undergraduate students from the Eller College of Management, Center for Leadership Ethics board members and people in the community will facilitate discussions. Students will collaboratively analyze and share their ethical solutions for each ethics case. The experience promises to challenge students' ethical reasoning, provide a wonderful networking opportunity and in the end, raise students' awareness of the importance of corporate social responsibility.


Time Activity
10-10:30 a.m. Check-In 
10:30-11 a.m. Welcome
11-11:45 a.m. 1st Breakout Session
11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 2nd Breakout Session
12:30-1:00 p.m. Lunch Break
1-1:30 p.m. Keynote Speaker


*Please note that the Cat Tran will be leaving from Eller College at 7:30am to take Tucson schools to Phoenix.




Invited Schools

The following schools have been invited to participate in the 2020 High School Ethics Forum:

  • Central High School—Phoenix
  • Westwood High School—Phoenix
  • Arcadia High School—Phoenix
  • Cactus Shadows---Phoenix
  • Sabino High School—Tucson
  • Salpointe Catholic High School—Tucson
  • San Miguel High School—Tucson
  • Tanque Verde High School—Tucson

High School Ethics Forum Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors!

Without financial support from our Silver Sponsors, this event would not be possible:  

High School Ethics Forum Program Contacts

Paul Melendez

Paul Melendez

Assistant Department Head, Management and Organizations

Professor of Practice in Management and Organizations

Founder, Center for Leadership Ethics

Mariah Brown

Mariah Brown

Program Coordinator, Management and Organizations