Social Responsibility

Ripon College named to President’s Honor Roll for Community Service

Ripon College has been recognized on the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary community service. The Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency for volunteering and service, has administered the award since 2006 in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, as well as the… Continue reading

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Hunger awareness event part of all-campus food drive

The hunger needs of people living in the Ripon area are being spotlighted by the annual Empty Bowls project, sponsored by Ripon College’s Center for Social Responsibility. David William Scott, the Pieper Chair of Servant Leadership at Ripon College, says about 50 million Americans — or one in six — are living in food-insecure households. “While hunger may not be… Continue reading

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Longley ’15 asks community to support #respectfuldifference campaign

As a self-designed major in film and media, I have examined the practical and personal implications of increased use of digital technologies in my courses, internships, jobs and interactions with people. Social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook and Yik Yak allow users to self-generate content, and the opinions and news shared can influence social and personal behaviors and perceptions. After… Continue reading

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Ethics Bowl Team Wins Upper Midwest Regional Championship

The Ripon College Ethics Bowl Team has earned the title of Upper Midwest Regional Champion for the third consecutive year. This weekend during competition at Harper College, Ripon’s Ethics Bowl Team beat out teams from Harper College, Loyola University of Chicago, Illinois Institute of Technology and Bowling Green State. With this win the team secured their bid to the International… Continue reading

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Ripon College receives grant to fund new paid internship opportunities

The Center for Social Responsibility at Ripon College has again received a Career Ready Internship Initiative grant of up to $150,000 through Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation. This is the second consecutive year Ripon College has received this grant. With this funding, the College is placing juniors and seniors with demonstrated financial need into over 90 paid internships at… Continue reading

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Alternative Break – Panama (Video)

Ripon College students and members of the Ripon area had the opportunity to be a part of an amazing project building a dam in Panama this past January. This life changing event helped foster a sense of community and provided a unique learning experience. To learn more about Ripon College’s alternative breaks and other projects involving the Center for Social… Continue reading

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