• Overview
  • Faculty
  • Career Tracks
  • Off-Campus Study

Socially Responsible Leadership

Overview

Ripon College offers a minor in socially responsible leadership. The minor in socially responsible leadership provides students with the specific leadership, ethical and technical skills necessary to effectively contribute to solving social problems in ethically responsible ways. The interdisciplinary approach recognizes that leadership is a concern in all areas of life. It also integrates moral and ethical frameworks with the analysis of communities from a variety of disciplinary perspectives and in various real-world scenarios.

Within the minor, students can choose from two different emphases: social entrepreneurship and innovation; and community engagement and service learning. Each option will allow students to specialize in particular approaches to socially responsible leadership. The minor is designed for students who desire to contribute to the social good in the nonprofit, educational, private and public sectors.

Advising

Ripon College faculty and professional staff are dedicated to helping you reach your goals, whatever they may be and however often they may change along the way. It’s part of our value statement to you.

As a student at Ripon, you will be assigned a faculty adviser based on your area(s) of interest. You will meet with your faculty adviser throughout your time as a student to discuss your current aspirations, plan your course schedule and plot a future trajectory. Staff in the Office of Constituent Engagement and Career Services help to match your interests to concrete goals and construct a plan for success, offering support through three stages of career development – planning, exploration and search. Student Support Services provides tutoring and additional academic and skill development, as well as tools to help with note-taking, exam preparation, goal-setting and time management. Mentors in the Collaborative Learning Center provide in-depth, one-on-one or group mentoring for students about class projects and college-level writing, and can share problem-solving strategies to overcome academic obstacles.

Advising at Ripon.

Faculty

Brian Smith

Brian Smith

Professor of Religion, Charles and Joan Van Zoeren Chair in Religion, Ethics and Values, Chair of Religion Department

SmithB@ripon.edu
David William Scott

David William Scott

Pieper Chair in Servant Leadership, Assistant Professor of Religion

ScottDW@ripon.edu
SchatzingerH

Henrik Schatzinger

Assistant Professor of Politics and Government

SchatzingerH@Ripon.Edu
Jacqueline Clark

Jacqueline Clark

Associate Professor of Sociology, Chair of Sociology Department

ClarkJ@ripon.edu
Lindsay Blumer

Lindsay Blumer

Executive Director of the Center for Social Responsibility

BlumerL@ripon.edu
Marc Eaton

Marc Eaton

Assistant Professor of Sociology

EatonM@ripon.edu
Mary Avery

Mary Avery

Professor of Business Management, Chair of Business Management Department, Fellow in Center for Social Responsibility

AveryM@ripon.edu
Mollie Oblinger

Mollie Oblinger

Associate Professor of Art

OblingerM@ripon.edu
Paul Shoofs

Paul Schoofs

Professor of Economics, Patricia Parker Francis Professor of Economics

SchoofsP@ripon.edu

Career Tracks

What can I do with a minor in socially responsible leadership?

The minor in socially responsible leadership will, in conjunction with other majors and minors, prepare students to be effective, socially responsible leaders in a variety of fields, including nonprofit, business, government and education.Creative Enterprise Consultants
The minor will, in particular, prepare students for work in the following career areas:

  • Nonprofit management
  • Social innovation
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Community organization
  • Social policy development
  • Social activism
  • Religious leadership

 

Off-Campus Study

In addition to the many opportunities that Ripon College offers to study around the world, in conjunction with the Center for Social Responsibility, students are encouraged to participate in the Project ME program. Every student is welcome and encouraged to participate in these specially designed alternative breaks. Students experience opportunities such as building a dam in Panama, constructing homes in Kentucky, assisting with a camp for visually impaired children and much more. You can learn more about Project ME: here.

Whether you choose a program that is international or domestic, it is an experience bound to change your view of the world. Click to learn more about Off- Campus Study and Liberal Arts In Focus at Ripon College.

Financial aid continues for students who choose to participate in an approved study-abroad program, minimizing additional expenses.