As a land-grant institution, Clemson University has shared a strong bond of trust with students, faculty, and the community for more than a century. Today, the university
strives to strengthen that trust through the creation of the Robert J. Rutland Institute for Ethics.
The programs and activities of the Rutland Institute are multidisciplinary and seek to benefit the campus and the community. Campus activities focus on students, faculty and staff. Community programs are designed to reach the entire community, with special attention directed to the business, education and professional sectors. The principal academic partner of the Rutland Institute is the Clemson University Department of Philosophy & Religion.
• Incorporating ethical values in careers and personal lives.
• Enhancing an understanding of ethical conduct.
• Integrating ethical and value-based analysis into teaching.
• Identifying ethical dimensions in fields of expertise.
• Employing tools of ethical theory in research.
• Providing ethics training to deal with work issues.
• Providing forums for discussion of ethical issues at work.
• Tailoring ethics programs for K-12 education in South Carolina.
• Facilitating the integration of ethics in public school curricula.
• Providing training and other ethics-related services.
• Creating customized programs in practical and professional
• Providing confidential consulting services.
• Coordinating collaborative forums, panels, workshops.
• Sharing the Rutland “toolbox approach” to ethical decision-
• Providing venues for public discussions of ethical issues.
• Promoting the ethical dimension of public service.