The Big Q
My roommate is loud when I'm trying to study. The person sitting next to me in my final was checking answers on her cell phone. The guy who took me to this party is too drunk to drive me home. Students confront ethical issues every day.
The Center's Big Q project provides a safe space--both online and on campus--for students to talk about these issues. Using social platforms like this blog, Twitter, Facebook, and Yik Yak, we get the conversation started. We also sponsor panel discussions, poetry slams, and other events to delve into the big questions students are asking.
Recent Blog Posts
Concerns for college students
Podcast explores the impact of programs on students and communities
Handling depression in college
Pressure from academics, extracurriculars, and family situations can contribute to depression for students.
SCU undergrads speak out
Students discuss responsible partying and the drinking age.
When does an administration infringe on student rights?
Podcast features editor of the student newspaper and former chair of the senate.
Individual and institutional responsibilities for drinking behavior
An interview with Jeffrey Baerwald, SJ, assistant dean of student life
A Personal Story
SCU Professor Robert Finocchio on ethics in the business world.
Can we ever really draw a line?
Establishing some very basic guides on how to not speak hatefully, and instead speak productively.
Are we ethically obligated to vote?
It's week 6, which means time for another episode of The Big Q Podcast!
The first episode of The Big Q Podcast!
Miriam Schulman discusses why it's important to think about ethics and what makes a "good person."
A teaser episode, featuring: YOU!
Hear what students at Santa Clara think about ethics.