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Center for Social Responsibility | Students

Opportunities for Students








Ethics Bowl Team

Ripon College Ethics BowlThe Ethics Bowl is an experience that many students count as the most influential during their time here at Ripon College. The Ethics Bowl is a nationally recognized competition in which students are provided ethical case studies and must present arguments to a panel of judges and teams from other colleges and universities. The arguments are judged on the students’ use of ethical discovering and decision making, presentation and the ability to draw out nuances in the cases. Past topics have included medical outsourcing, biofuel, client confidentiality, animal welfare and many other ethical dilemmas. During the previous Ethics Bowl Regional Competition the case studies provided powerful examples of ethical dilemmas faced in our society. Ripon College competes in the regional and national competitions across the country each year. For more information contact Lindsay Blumer at

Creative Enterprise Consultants

Creative Enterprise ConsultantsThe Creative Enterprise Consultants (CEC) is a student-organized and operated consulting business providing services to existing businesses, entrepreneurs, social entrepreneurs, and not-for-profits. Services include business planning, feasibility studies, marketing plans, financials and budgets, and market research – anything to assist with the business development process. CEC student consultants are supervised by Ripon College faculty in appropriate disciplines including business, economics, communications, mathematics and statistics. Highly experienced professional community mentors also help to insure quality services. Services are affordable because fees include only the amount necessary to support the student workers. For more information about how to be a consultant contact Mary Avery at


Service Opportunities

Service OpportunitiesThere are so many service and volunteer opportunities available to Ripon College students. Whether you want to volunteer as a tutor for kids, work with animals at the animal shelter, help clients at the food pantry, assist the library or even be an after-school mentor there is a place for you. At the Center for Social Responsibility you will find ways to give back to your community, get assistance for philanthropy hours for a scholarship, club, or Greek group and to change the world. Whether you want to volunteer occasionally or commit to regular service hours, the Center will connect you to a position that fits your schedule and interests. Service opportunities are updated daily. To find all the service opportunities currently available or to find out more contact the Center staff at


Alternative Breaks | Project ME

Students on Service Project in JamaicaSpending your fall, winter or spring break serving others with fellow Ripon College students can change your life. 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, much more. Each alternative break is different but guarantees you will learn about yourself and others and be able to focus on social justice issues hands-on.

Coming this Fall!

“Project ME: Learn, Serve, Change the World.”

This four-day program will occur over fall break (10/19-22/13) in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Working with community partners in the Twin Cities area our students will focus on the following themes:

-Day One: “Personal Tapestry: Privilege & Perspective”: Through a service project, a personal inventory, reflective journal writing and group discussion students will embark on a personal journey of self-awareness
-Day Two: “Leading with a Purpose: Ethics & Character”: Students will serve a local community organization, participate in a day-long remembrance ritual and conduct a core values assessment
-Day Three: “Through the Eyes of Others: Listening to the Message”: Students will hear from refugee and formerly tortured individuals about recovery and acceptance, participate in a dawn sun salutation and serve at a public housing project
-Day Four: “Resilience: How Gritty Are You?”: Students will serve with families of all kinds and participate in a challenge course. (post-test will be administered at the end of this session)

To find out more or to apply for an upcoming alternative break contact Lindsay Blumer at




Students at Enactus CompetitionEnactus is a nationally affiliated student-led organization that is committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better more sustainable world. Students work with faculty and business leaders to develop entrepreneurial plans and present these plans at regional and national competitions. All students are welcome to participate. For more information contact Mary Avery at








Student Enrichment Grants

Students Working on Environmental ProjectLooking for a way to work one-on-one with a faculty member and gain valuable research, communication and presentation skills? The Center offers several student enrichment grants each year for students with a passion for a particular topic, issue or community problem. These competitive grants are open to all Ripon College students and allow for an entire semester or summer long position working closely with a faculty member. Many students have used their research and projects to present at national conferences, apply for graduate school and even create a portfolio for job interviews. For more information about the grants or to apply contact Lindsay Blumer at