Rutland Institute for Ethics


2016 James F. Barker Ethics in Action Award information and nominating process is available here: Barker Award


“From its inception as a military institution, Clemson has been recognized widely for the strong sense of character developed in its graduates. The Rutland Ethics Across the Campus program complements and formalizes this long-standing Clemson commitment.”

~James F. Barker, FAIA - 14th President, Clemson University

James F. Barker Ethics in Action Award

James F. Barker Ethics in Action Award

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Video recap of the award ceremony
Full award ceremony


Welcome to The Rutland Institute for Ethics at Clemson University. Our programs and activities are intended to benefit Clemson and its surrounding 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.

Success Through Ethics

Academic Integrity Ethics Across Curriculum Ethics in Education

The Rutland Institute for Ethics helps Clemson students to develop ethical habits that lead to future success.

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Professional - Sustainability Ethics in Business

The Rutland Institute for Ethics offers seminars that promote ethical habits and practices in professional environments.

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Personal - Ethics in Community Diversity

The Rutland Institute for Ethics encourages ethical practices in every-day life that lead to success through ethical decision-making.

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About Clemson

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Today, Clemson is redefining the term “top-tier research university” by combining the best of two models: the scientific and technological horsepower of a major research university and the highly engaged academic and social environment of a small college.

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  • F: (864) 656-2858
  • 126 Hardin Hall
  • Clemson University
  • Clemson, SC
  • 29634

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