CHANGE Student Organization

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The student ethics committee of the Rutland Institute for Ethics, Creating Habits and Norms Guiding Ethical Decisions (CHANGE), was established at Clemson University in Spring 2019. 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 Annual High School Ethics Case Competition each 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

5:00–6:00 pm in Hardin Hall


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

CHANGE Executive Committee

  • Justin WolfeJustin Wolfe

    Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business

  • Lucy HaryLucy Hart

    Vice President
    College of Behavioral, Social, and Health Sciences

  • Albash KhanAlbash Khan

    College of Science

  • Evelyn MorinEvelyn Morin

    College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Sciences

  • Delaney McLaughlinDelaney McLaughlin

    Public Relations Chair 
    College of Arts and Humanities

  • Bobbi ElmoreBobbi Elmore

    College of Education

  • Headshot of Matt HarringtonMatt Harrington

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

Ethics Programming

Fall 2024

Fri. August 23rd

Wheel of Ethical Questions (COB)

8:30 am – 11:30 am @ Carillon Gardens

Thu. September 5th

CHANGE New Member Interviews

5:00 pm ~ Fill out an application on TigerQuest here!

Mon. September 16th

CHANGE + Call Me Mister (CBSHS)

5:00 pm @ Fike

Fri. October 5th

CHANGE + Plant Sale (CAFLS)

2:00 pm @ SC Botanical Gardens

Fri. October 18th

Science Ethics Rumble (COS)

Time TBD @ Location TBD

Tues. October 22nd

University-wide Event: Q&A with AirBnB’s Former Chief Ethics Officer, Robert Chestnut

3:30 pm @ President's Suite, Memorial Stadium

Wed. October 23rd

Student Q&A with Dr. Nancy Love (CECAS)

2:00 pm @ Peebles Room, Hendrix Student Center

Wed. November 20th

Ethics Book Club Meet-up (CAH)

Time TBD @ Location TBD

Ina B. Durham 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:

  • Gain exposure to realistic ethical dilemmas
  • Understand that dilemmas occur everywhere and every day to everyone who makes choices
  • Experience with decision-making in pressured and time-restrictive situations at a leadership level
  • Participation can be featured on a resume or college application
  • Opportunity to network with other high school students, Clemson University students, staff, faculty, and admissions professionals
  • Trophy and monetary prizes awarded to winning teams

Specific questions regarding the Ina B. Durham Annual High School Ethics Case Competition can be directed to Matt Harrington at or by calling (864) 656-5379.


Ethical Elections & Officer Transitions presentation recorded for Clemsons Leader 2 Leader program




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