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. 



CHANGE Meets on Thursdays

4:00-5:00 pm

Hardin 230


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

CHANGE Members

  • Zion KaauwaiZion Kaauwai

    College of Architecture, Art, and Construction

  • Lindsay EinbinderLindsay Einbinder

    Vice President
    College of Behavioral, Social & Health Sciences

  • headshot of Justin WolfeJustin Wolfe

    Chief Financial Officer
    College of Business

  • emeline2.jpgEmeline Niyibitanga

    Chief Marketing Officer and Assistant VP of Historical Context
    College of Behavioral, Social & Health Sciences

  • William McCoyRidge Kaauwai

    College of Business

  • Headshot of Matt HarringtonMatt Harrington

    Alumni Relations Chair
    College of Science

  • Programs

    2023-2024 Campus Events

    Coming Soon

    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