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Leadership, Ethics and Values, Ethics Concentration

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Completion of an interdisciplinary Ethics or Leadership Concentration allows a student to obtain a formal transcript designation with fewer courses and requirements than a full academic minor in the context of a challenging, coherent and meaningful LEV experience involving coursework and co-curricular efforts. Both concentrations consist of tightly focused collections of academic and educational co-curricular experiences in ethical or leadership analysis and application. In most cases, the courses taken to satisfy the concentration will also satisfy general education requirements. The concentrations afford our students a splendid resume credential that we believe has real significance in a wide variety of professional settings.

For additional information and courses in this program, see Leadership, Ethics and Values .

Program Requirements

Students must maintain a ‘B’ average in the courses taken to acquire the concentration. Requirements for the concentration come in three areas: coursework, applications and portfolio.

Required Courses


One of the following:

  • Participant on national Ethics Bowl team
  • Participant on College sponsored or approved service trip
  • Service as Dispute Resolution Center Associate
  • Completion of an LEV approved Verandah course involving significant service or ethics work
  • Completion of an LEV approved internship experience, preferably LEV 495 , involving significant service or ethics work.

Note: Students are encouraged to propose additional leadership applications to satisfy this component of the Ethics Concentration to the Director of the Leadership, Ethics and Values Program.

Ethics Portfolio

The Ethics Portfolio must include all of the following:

  • Written responses to two “ethics designated” cultural events not to exceed two pages each
  • Evidence of participation in two annual ethics concentration colloquia (College Scholars may participate in two honors colloquia when approved by the Director of the Leadership, Ethics and Values Program)
  • Copies of major written work submitted in all ethics concentration required courses
  • A concluding/capstone personal statement not to exceed three pages
  • A resume
  • Completion of all requirements for either a North Central College B.S. or B.A. degree.

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