Ethics Bowl

Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl


The Intercollegiate Ethics BowlSM (IEB) gives students a chance to enter an academic competition that combines excitement and fun with an educationally valuable experience in the areas of practical and professional ethics.

2017 National Winner: U.S. Military Academy

Hundreds of students and teams across the United States and Canada compete in 11 competitions each fall. The teams argue and defend their moral assessment of some of the most troubling and complex ethical issues facing society today. Questions address a wide array of topics in business and professional ethics, in personal relationships, and in social and political affairs.

The competition focuses on selected cases developed by APPE ethics faculty, researchers, and professionals; covering a wide range of disciplines, including but not limited to, business, engineering, journalism, law, medicine, and social work. In the competitions students demonstrate their ability to (1) understand the facts of the case, (2) articulate the ethical principles involved in the case, (3) present an effective argument on how the case should be resolved, and (4) respond effectively to challenges put forth by the opposing team as well as the panel of expert judges.

The Intercollegiate Ethics BowlSM is open to all and we invite any who wish to participate—students, faculty, coaches, moderators, judges and supporters—to join in this powerful and unique educational experience.

Thirty-six teams will be selected from regional ethics bowls.

To enter a team or for more information, please contact: Richard Greene, IEB Board Chair, Weber State University, PH (801)626-6694. Email

For Regional Information and details, click here.

The Twenty-second Intercollegiate Ethics BowlSM Competition will be held at the 2018 APPE Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois on Saturday and Sunday, March 3 – 4, 2018.

Important Ethics Bowl Dates
See the Cases, Rules, and Guidelines page.

Additional information about the Ethics Bowl program can be found on the following page: About Ethics Bowl