Policy and Ethics Partners

Illinois Wesleyan students participate in a mock trial.
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The Policy and Ethics Partners program is designed for students from any major who are passionate about moral and political issues and like to entertain the best arguments on both sides of policy debates. In their Gateway seminar, Partners will explore the relation between our fundamental value judgments and our laws and institutions, while writing papers in which they take positions on public policy issues. The program will include off-campus travel and opportunities to engage with scholars and professionals working in ethics and policy.


The expectations for participation are:

  • Enroll in a Gateway Colloquia with Professor Andy Engen in Fall 2018
  • Engage with members of the Bloomington-Normal community working in law and public policy and scholars doing research in moral philosophy
  • Become an active member of intellectual life on campus by participating in co-curricular events related to ethics and policy, such as Poli-Talks, Student Senate meetings, Ethics Bowl practices, films, “Changing Climates” events, and the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Teach-In 
  • Enroll in a credit-bearing experience based-course that will provide opportunities for off-campus travel in Spring 2019


Admission to the Policy and Ethics Partners is based on materials you have already submitted to IWU, together with your brief response to the question in the application form.  Students in all majors are invited to apply, as well as those who are undecided.  There is absolutely no fee associated with participation in this program.


Click here to apply.