CHANGE Student Organization

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The Rutland Institute for Ethics’ student ethics committee, Creating Habits and Norms Guiding Ethical Decisions (CHANGE), was established at Clemson University during the Spring 2019 semester. CHANGE serves to create ethical programming at both the university-wide and college-specific levels by hosting speakers, events, and activities that focus on exposing students to real-life applications of ethical decision-making and ethical leadership. In addition to programming initiatives, CHANGE assists in hosting Clemson University’s Ina B. Durham High School Ethics Case Competition in the spring; publishes the Ethics Editorial newsletter that highlights various aspects of the Rutland Institute for Ethics; serves as the student voice of the Institute; and assists in promoting Annual Ethics Day and the TIDE Conference. It is the goal of CHANGE to consist of at least two undergraduate representatives and one graduate representative from each of the eight academic colleges at Clemson University.  


CHANGE meets on Thursdays

4:30–5:30 pm in Hardin Hall


Please reach out to the Staff Advisor of CHANGE, Emily-Elizabeth Castelloe (, if you would like more information or have any questions.

CHANGE Executive Committee

  • Zion KaauwaiZion Kaauwai

    College of Architecture and Construction

  • Lindsay EinbinderLindsay Einbinder

    Vice President
    Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business

  • headshot of Justin WolfeJustin Wolfe

    Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business

  • emeline2.jpgEmeline Niyibitanga

    Public Relations Chair and Historian
    College of Behavioral, Social, and Health Sciences

  • William McCoyRidge Kaauwai

    Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business

  • Headshot of Matt HarringtonMatt Harrington

    Policies and Procedures Chair
    College of Engineering, Computing, and Applied Sciences

Ethics Programming

Spring 2024

Fri. January 12 

The Ethics of Iron Man (CECAS)

7:00 pm @ McKissick Theater

Thu. February 1

CHANGE New Member Interviews

4:30 pm - Fill out an application on TigerQuest for details!

Thu. February 15

CHANGE + UNITES! Ethics Jeopardy

7:00 pm @ The Barnes Center

Tue. February 27

The Ethics of Board Games (COE)

7:00 pm @ Martin Hall, Room M-105

Thu. March 7

Clemson Compass: Find Yourself in These Hills (CBSHS)

6:00 pm @ Watt Center Room 106

Fri. March 8

Ina B. Durham High School Ethics Case Competition

Fri. April 5

Ethical Pet Parenting (CAFLS)

9:00 am @ Outdoor Amphitheater

Mon. April 8

TIDE Conference Reception: Business Ethics with Emeka Igwilo (COB)

3:30 pm @ Watt Center, Atrium

Fri. April 12

Write or Wrong: Ethics Essay Submissions Due (CAH)

Click here to Submit Your Response!

Fri. April 12

Research Ethics Tabling Event (COS)

4:00 pm @ Location TBD

Tue. April 16

Constructing Ethics: A Round Table (CAC)

5:30 pm @ Daniel Hall, Room 301, 302, 303

Thu. April 18

CHANGE + Clemson Period Project (CBSHS)

5:30 pm @ Hendrix Center, Meeting Room A

Annual High School Ethics Case Competition

CHANGE hosts our High School Ethics Case Competition each year! This is an opportunity for high school students, in teams of two, to propose a solution to an ethical dilemma in front of a panel of judges.

Reasons to Participate:

  • Obtain exposure to ethical dilemmas in life
  • Understand that dilemmas occur everywhere and every day to everyone who makes choices
  • Learn about dilemmas that do not have clear cut answers
  • Obtain and improve decision-making skills in pressured and hurried situations at a leadership level
  • Get a jump start on resume building
  • Network with other high school students, Clemson University students, staff and faculty
  • Feel pride in participating in a rare and productive event

Specific questions regarding the High School Ethics Case Competition can be directed to Emily Elizabeth Castelloe at or by calling (864) 656-5379.


Ethical Elections & Officer Transitions presentation recorded for Clemson's Leader 2 Leader program