Ethics Bowl

Leadership is a hallmark of the Ripon College experience.

Our academic offerings and active co-curricular roster asks each and every student to consider the type of leader they will be.

In addition to ROTC, 21 NCAA sports and a wide variety of student-run clubs and organizations, Ripon provides numerous other opportunities to practice leadership.

With 81 percent of students volunteering a total of 5,522 service hours in one academic year, Ripon College is among a distinct class to be listed on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

As a volunteer, you will have the chance to tutor area children, work with animals at the animal shelter, stock shelves and assist clients at the food pantry, assist at the library and serve as an after-school mentor.

Specially designed service trips during fall, winter and spring are a great alternative to semester or year-long off-campus study and bring a high level of service to others that can be life-changing for all involved. Projects include but are not limited to building a dam in rural Panama, constructing homes in Kentucky, assisting with a camp for visually impaired children and lending a hammer to Habitat for Humanity construction projects.

You also may choose to engage with the community in broader service projects, compete as a member of the nationally-recognized traveling Ethics Bowl Team, or meet for discussions and guest lectures offered through the Center for Politics and the People or as part of class throughout the academic year.

Academically, we offer an innovative minor in socially responsible leadership with two emphases: social entrepreneurship and innovation, and community engagement and service learning.