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Ethical U

Choices That Matter

Dates: June 10-14, 2024 
Move-In (Residential): June 9, 2024
Grades: Rising 10th - 12th grades
Cost: $710 Residential; $400 Commuter What’s included in the cost?
Sponsoring departments: UM Office of Pre-College Programs and the Center for Practical Ethics
Registration: Closed

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This week is bound to help you become a better thinker with sharper leadership skills as students use real-world scenarios to explore questions that matter. The program is perfect for students interested in:

  • Having meaningful conversations with peers and mentors
  • Sharpening critical thinking skills
  • Tackling issues that matter in life while also having fun
  • Competing in a case writing competition about moral dilemmas for prizes
  • Learning to make strong arguments while competing in teams

Residential students will live in a residence hall on campus under the supervision of live-in counselors. All counselors are undergraduate students trained in the supervision of minors and are background-checked. Evening recreational activities may include use of the campus recreational center, board games, and trips to locations on campus or in town.

Thomas Grosskopf

Thomas Grosskopf is an artist and art teacher living in Oxford, MS. When he is not painting frantically for art shows or commissions, he enjoys being with his family, farming, boxing, and playing Dungeons and Dragons.

Regular Registration Deadline:

  • June Programs = May 1st
  • July Programs = June 1st

Late Registration Deadline:

An additional $40 late registration fee will be charged per week registered.

  • June Programs = May 20th
  • July Programs = June 20th

Registration Instructions

Program registration is a 3-step process that should be completed in order:

  • Step 1: Pay and secure your spot.
  • Step 2: Create an account. 
  • Step 3: Complete registration and checklist items.

Please only complete one (1) student registration per transaction. If registering multiple students, complete one student's registration, then start the process over for the next student. This system does not allow entry of multiple students' information within the same registration.

Step 1. Pay and secure your spot

Pay using the payment portal linked above to secure your student's spot.

Step 2: Create an account

Please use a personal email account, not a school affiliated email address, as most servers block external emails.

Within 3 business days, you will receive an email from with steps to create your Admissions Portal through our Blackbaud MySchoolApp system.

Create account

Step 3. Complete your registration and checklist items before the deadline.

Once in the Admissions Portal, you will instantly see your program’s registration checklist that our admissions team has assigned you. Please complete the registration checklist before the program deadline and within 14 days of creating an account.

Registration includes standard questions (e.g., contact information, academic history, etc.) as well as instructions for submitting rules and guidelines agreements and medical information and forms.

Before the program begins:

Prior to the start of summer, you will receive a detailed pre-summer logistics email along with a pre-arrival checklist shown on your MySchoolApp account.

Incomplete or Late Registrations

After you have paid and secured a seat in the program, make sure to finish the remaining steps within two (2) weeks. If your registration is incomplete or an application is inactive for three (3) weeks, a $20 late fee will incur, unless an extension is requested.

Refund Policy

You must cancel your registration at least two weeks before the chosen session to receive an 80% refund. Refunds are not available to cancellations made less than two weeks prior to the chosen session. Full refunds will be issued if the camp is cancelled due to low enrollment.

For additional information, please contact:

  • Address: Outreach and Continuing Education, Office of Pre-College Programs, The University of Mississippi, P.O. Box 1848, University, MS 38677-1848
  • Phone: (662) 915-7621
  • Fax: (662) 915-1535
  • Email: