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 2022 Annual Ethics Day is scheduled for Wednesday, October 12, 2022 and will feature Mr. Bill Carlson. Mr. Carlson is a former business executive who will discuss his own experiences with ethics in the workplace. 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.

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 2023 TIDE Conference will be held April 3-6, 2023. 

Ethical Student Leadership Conference

The Rutland Institute for Ethics has teamed with ethics centers at Coastal Carolina University and The Citadel to bring together student leaders from each school for a weekend of ethical leadership introspection and training. The 2022 conference is currently planned for February 18-19th.

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 2023 competition will be held March 10, 2023.


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