Ethics Scholars Program Workshop

The Ethics Scholars Program Workshop is a one-day course offered each semester by the Rutland Institute to allow graduate students to explore ethics and ethical decision-making outside of the classroom environment. While originally designed for graduate students participating in the Distinguished Ethics Scholars Program as an opportunity to fulfill their coursework requirement outside of their limited class schedule, the workshop is also available to any graduate student interested in ethics and all undergraduate students in the Distinguished Ethics Scholars Program.

register here  

Monday, August 19th, 2024 from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Hardin Hall, Room 235

Registration is due by August 12th, 2024 and is limited to the first 50 participants.


Continental breakfast, afternoon snack, and supplies for the day will all be provided. Lunch will be provided at one of Clemson's excellent dining facilities. Hardin Hall is relatively close to the McAlister Dining Hall, Raising Cane's, Twisted Taco, Which Wich, Starbucks, and the Chick-fil-a at Fernow Street.

Tentative Schedule

8:00–8:45 am Welcome & Introduction
8:45–10:20 am Session 1: What is Ethics?
10:20–10:30 am Break
10:30–11:00 am Session 2: STAR Decison-Making Model
11:00 am–12:00 pm Case Study #1
12:00–1:00 pm Lunch (on your own)
1:00–1:55 pm Session 3: Rutland Institute for Ethics and CHANGE Student Group
1:55–2:45 pm Case Study #2
2:45–3:00 pm Wrap Up
3:00–5:00 pm Case Study Prep Time

For more information, please contact Emily Elizabeth Cotton, Assistant Director of the Rutland Institute for Ethics, at eecaste@clemson.edu.

Rutland Institute Logo 2024