Select two ethical dilemmas from those listed below and write about how you would handle each of them.
Your response to each essay should not exceed more than 1 page in length when
printed on your application. Essays longer than 1 page will not be considered.
Please state the dilemma and then your response to it.
- What's the difference between cheating on a math test and lying about your age in order to save money on a movie ticket?
- A stressed out honor student has plagiarized a term paper and has been turned over to the school's honor council. She is pleading with the council
not to report her violation to the Ivy League university she is applying to. What should the council do?
- You are stumped on an important math test and you have the perfect opportunity to cheat without getting caught. What do you do, and how do you
explain your decision?
- Three of David's classmates have created an offensive website that attacks students and teachers. The principal wants to know who did it and David
is the only one who knows. Should he lie to the principal or betray his classmates?
- David has just joined a Facebook group and he discovers that somebody has posted an offensive and malicious photo of a girl from his class. David
feels very uncomfortable about it. What, if anything, should he do?
- Erin's chemistry teacher made a huge mistake on Erin's final grade. A mistake that was very much in Erin's favor. Should Erin point out the mistake
to her teacher, or accept her good fortune quietly and gratefully?
* Ethical Dilemmas are from "The Daily Dilemma Archive" by Charis Denison at www.goodcharacter.com.