CHANGE Student Organization

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 through bringing in speakers and hosting 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 Annual 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, advisory board and faculty; and assists in promoting Annual Ethics Day. It is CHANGE’s goal to consist of two undergraduate representatives and one graduate representative from each of the seven colleges at Clemson University. Applications for new members are currently being accepted, and you can apply here.

Please reach out to the President of CHANGE, Landan Hydrick (, if you would like more information or have any questions.

CHANGE Executive Board

  • Landan Hydrick

    Landan Hydrick

    College of Education
    Clinical Mental Health Counseling

  • Kendra Gordillo

    Kendra Gordillo

    Vice President
    College of Science/Honors College
    Genetics Major

  • Ansley Cordero

    Ansley Cordero

    Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
    College of Business
    Supply Chain Management

  • Allie Lindler

    Allie Lindler

    Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)
    College of Science
    Chemistry Major


Annual High School Ethics Case Competition

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

Photos from the 2020 High School Ethics Case Competition can be found here.

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


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


2019-2020 Campus Events

October 22, 2019
"Should everyone be the same?" Essay Contest
For students in the College of Behavioral, Social, & Health Sciences. 

November 5, 2019
College of Education Academic Integrity Panel

November 13, 2019
Ethical Implications of Sexual Harassment (partnership with Its On Us)

March 24, 2020
Ethics in Ag Photo Contest

March 24, 2020 - Event has been postponed
Ethics in Medicine with Joan Dubinsky

March 26, 2020 - Event has been postponed
Action in Advocacy

April 1, 2020
Ethics in Education Survey

April 2, 2020 - Event has been postponed
Ethics and Sustainability Panel

April 2, 2020 - Event has been postponed
Race for CHANGE

#RiddleMeThis: CHANGE Social Media Riddle Contest
Check our Instagram (@clemsonchange) for more info