College Ethics Symposium
College Ethics Symposium


40th Annual College Ethics Symposium


Dear Student/Faculty Member: 

We invite you to join us on beautiful Hilton Head Island, SC for our 40th annual College Ethics Symposium. This year’s event will be held on Thursday October 19/ through Saturday (noon) October 21, 2017.

We limit the number of students to 100 and utilize a first registered, first accepted process. We encourage four senior students and a faculty member from each institution.  All colleges and universities are eligible to attend.

The mission of the Ethics Symposium Committee is “To foster ethical decision making by utilizing Christian as well as other faith’s moral values.” We are respectful of the principals and values of other faiths and take care to encourage everyone to express their opinions.

It’s not all work and no play.  The first thing on the agenda is a time for the students and faculty to meet each other via a beach party held on Thursday afternoon. You’ll stay in guest homes on the Island and on Thursday evening you’ll be a part of lively dinner/ discussion with not only your host but other students.

Students from the various Colleges/Universities are broken into small groups, where they have an opportunity to discuss current ethical issues facing each of us today and especially students entering the workplace for the first time. Experienced facilitators help in that process.  Faculty members have their own programs.

Friday has a wide variety of activities. Not only will you be meeting with your small groups, but an interesting luncheon will give you an opportunity to hear how others have dealt with practicing ethics throughout their life. Friday afternoon will be spent getting to better know our Hilton Head beauty via a boat ride on Calibogue Sound where many dolphins call home.

Friday evening we have a special guest. Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, John Boehner will discuss how he has dealt with ethical issues in the world of politics. You’ll also be able to ask the Speaker specific questions regarding his experiences in this unique and prestigious position. His bio is on this site.

Saturday morning you’re wrapping up with your small groups and then headed home.

The Ethics Symposium Committee takes care of all expenses once you have arrived on the Island. For registration information contact Steve Miller

Expanded information about this opportunity is located within this web site.

We look forward to your participation in this long standing tradition.

Jim Webb, Chairman


"The time is always right to do what is right"

                                                     Martin Luther King Jr. 




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