What is the College Ethics Symposium?

Key Facts about the Ethics Symposium 

  • The College Ethics Symposium is a nationally recognized program with a #1 ranking on Google out of 5.8 million references for the phrase “college ethics symposium.” It is planned and implemented by a committee of volunteers that share a passion for ethical behavior and sharing their experience with future leaders. The Symposium is held each year at Hilton Head Island, S.C.
  • The case study orientated Symposium has been held for 45 years for college seniors from throughout the nation. Over 3500 students have attended the program since its inception. Students are selected by their college’s/university’s faculty advisors. In short, we help develop the ethics of our nation’s future leaders who, in turn, will influence tens of thousands of other people during the course of their careers.
  • The mission of the College Ethics Symposium is “To foster ethical decision making by utilizing moral and religious values. The program is respectful of the principles and values of students who practice a myriad of faiths, or no religious orientation at all.
  • The primary focus of the Symposium is to teach students that they can be successful in their careers and be ethical. In addition, students learn how to identify and resolve difficult ethical issues that occur in the workplace or in life in general.
  • At the heart of the Symposium are the small group discussions about real-life situations. These sessions are led by accomplished leaders who are trained in the art of discussion facilitation.