Ethics Bowl

Ethics Bowl

Virtual Event

July 24 & 25, 2020
Noon - 4 p.m. (U.S. ET)

  • Interested in learning more about Ethics Bowl? 
  • Considering volunteering or serving as a judge? 
  • Thinking about hosting a competition or starting a team at your institution and don’t know where to start?
  • Current team member or experienced coach? 
Either way, this workshop is for you!

Workshop topics include: an introduction to Ethics Bowl, starting a team, coaching strategies, judging, engaging students and volunteers, promoting inclusivity, and building support—among others!
Register online at:

Registration Fee:

  • Full-Time/ Tenure Faculty: $25.00
  • Adjunct Faculty: Free
  • Student: Free
  • Others: $25.00

The APPE Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl® is a competitive activity that fosters moral reasoning skill development and advances civil public discourse on a wide range of ethical issues.

To learn more about the APPE IEB®, please visit:


Ethics Bowl is a competition where teams from various colleges and universities debate and discuss complex, real-world ethical challenges in an attempt to determine what we ought to do about them. (For instance, a case might ask how ER doctors ought to handle a coding patient who has not signed a “Do Not Resuscitate” form, but who has a tattoo on his chest that says “Do Not Resuscitate.”) Teams are judged on how well they take account of all the ethical issues at stake in the relevant case, how well they respond to the opposing team’s points, and how well their manner and discussion are conducive to constructive (rather than destructive) ethical debate.

As a team, you’ll prep in the fall for the Rocky Mountain Regional Ethics Bowl competition, and attend the competition itself, which takes place in November and includes several rounds of competition over the course of 1 day. If the team succeeds at the Regional Ethics Bowl competition, we will prep for and compete at the National Ethics Bowl competition in March, which takes place over 2 days.

Being on the UCCS Ethics Bowl team involves meeting once a week for an hour or so. During this weekly hour, we’ll talk through the various cases and figure out what ethical positions the team wants to take in regards to the cases, and why.

If you’re interested in being on the UCCS Ethics Bowl team, please email the team’s faculty advisor, Dr. Jen Kling, at

For more information about the Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl (IEB), please visit the official website for the organization:

The UCCS Ethics Bowl team is sponsored by the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at UCCS, a resource for principle-based ethics education serving students, educators and the business community. For more information, please visit