What Is The Monthly EQ?
The Monthly EQ: Test your “Ethics Quotient”
The college experience can be very disorienting, as students inevitably find themselves in situations which challenge deeply held assumptions about themselves and the world. Many of these situations will have a specifically moral dimension: a student may have to consider how to balance loyalty to a friend with a duty to report a violation of school policy, whether reporting a cheating episode makes one a “rat,” whether work obligations should take precedence over school obligations, and so on.
The Monthly EQ provides students with an opportunity to address such issues and their ethical implications. The aim is to have students reflect on a situation in which they may find themselves at some point during their college career, and to explain how they think the problem is best resolved. Every month, a new case scenario is posted on the Institute’s website; responses are judged by members of the Institute’s Internal Advisory Board. Winning submissions will be identified within two weeks of the closing date, and the author will receive a gift card in the amount of $50.00.