About the SEED Foundation
The mission of the Student Education and Ethics Development Foundation (SEED Foundation, formerly known as the OK Ethics Foundation), is to support initiatives on various campuses throughout the state in promoting integrity education and ethical decision making. One of the biggest events of the year is the annual Oklahoma Statewide Student Ethics Challenge which involves undergraduate university students who present arguments on a variety of ethical issues. The day-long event requires weeks of preparation and provides an opportunity for students to crystallize their thinking through dilemmas involving personal and professional integrity. Ultimately, this helps prepare them for difficult issues they may encounter in the workplace.
The teams debate and defend their moral assessment of some of the most troubling and complex ethical issues facing society today. Questions address a wide array of topics in business and professional ethics in personal relationships as well as social and political affairs.
Through educational initiatives, promote and cultivate ethical thinking and practical decision making for positive results today and tomorrow.
Inspire a culture of integrity.
Wisdom: Discern best course of action based on experience and facts, knowing when to seek guidance
Respect: Selflessly honoring the inherent dignity of others
Service: Subordination of self toward the fulfillment of duty
Courage: Having the strength to overcome fear and adversity to do what is right
Responsibility: Taking the initiative to fulfill commitments even in the face of challenges; demonstrating accountability to stakeholders
Honesty: Being truthful in thought, word and deed, while demonstrating a sincere concern for others
October 13, 2018
Oklahoma Statewide Student Ethics Challenge at Oklahoma State University Stillwater, OK
November 10, 2018
APPE Texas Region Ethics Bowl at St. Mary's University San Antonio, TX
March 2-3, 2019
APPE IEB Ethics Bowl Baltimore, MD
January 19, 2019
Oklahoma Region High School Ethics Bowl at Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics Oklahoma City, OK
- FINANCIAL SUPPORT -
The Foundation is a 501c3 organization specifically geared to reach university and high school campuses. It is primarily supported through earmarked portions of dues from the OK Ethics Consortium as well as other generous donations such as those made by the Masonic Fraternity of Oklahoma and Express Employment Professionals. Volunteers from across Oklahoma contribute time to make the SEED Foundation initiatives a success.