Programs and Events

  • Annual Ethics Day with Valerie Daniels-Carter
  • Ethical Student Leadership Conference
  • Fall Lunch n Learn
  • High School Case Competition

Annual Ethics Day at Clemson University

Every October, Clemson University celebrates its Annual Ethics Day throughout campus. The 2023 Annual Ethics Day is scheduled for Wednesday, October 18, 2023 with details coming soon. This event is an opportunity to remind students, staff, and faculty members about the importance of ethical decision-making in their personal and professional lives.

Ethics in Action Creative Inquiry

Our new Creative Inquiry prepares students to compete in the International Collegiate Ethics Case Competition organized by the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona each October. 

Tigers for Inclusion, Diversity, and Ethics (TIDE) Conference

Amidst the ongoing societal unrest, racial tensions, and inequalities, Clemson University acknowledges that it must boldly demonstrate its commitment to diversity and inclusion for students, staff and faculty members. The Rutland Institute for Ethics believes that a progressive university, such as Clemson, must take a further step to critically examine how ethics and diversity intersect. The 2024 TIDE Conference will be held April 8-11, 2024. 

Ina B. Durham High School Ethics Case Competition

Clemson University's High School Case Competition exposes regional high school students to ethical dilemmas and good decision-making skills. The 2024 competitions will be held March 1st and March 8th, 2024.


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