APPE Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl®

Welcome to the home of the Association For Practical And Professional Ethics Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl®, also known as the APPE IEB®. APPE IEB® is a unique, collaborative experience for undergraduate students that provides valuable educational experience in practical and professional ethics. 

Teams spend hours analyzing and preparing for regional and national competitions to see who has thought most deeply and presented their arguments most clearly on cases based on today's most pressing issues. Students develop ethical understanding of complex, ambiguous, and difficult to resolve issues, as well as key virtues associated with democratic deliberation.

Have questions? We want to hear from you. Reach out at [email protected] or 765-658-5015 to get connected with an experienced member of the Ethics Bowl community.

News and Updates

2023 APPE Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl® National Competition
Congratulations to the 36 teams that have qualified for the National Competition in Portland, Oregon, to be held March 4 and 5, 2023. Learn more here.

Teams, you can register here.

Download the Case Set.

Rules Released
Since the move into virtual competitions and a return to in-person events necessitated several rules adjustments for those formats, the Rules Committee has been trying to avoid implementing additional rules changes. Thus, there are no new rule changes this year. The complete set of rules for both national and regional competitions can be found here.

Summer Workshop Videos Available
Did you miss the annual Ethics Bowl Summer Workshop? You can catch up by watching a series of videos from the event on APPE's YouTube page. We also have a list of resources, including a Google doc if you're interested in setting up a scrimmage.

Ethics Bowl Behind The Scenes
Several panelists gave us a behind-the-scenes peek at all things Ethics Bowl during the 31st Annual APPE International Conference. The virtual session was recorded and is available for all to see. View it here.

2022 National Championship
The 26th Annual APPE IEB® National Competition was held online Feb. 26-27, 2022. 

Congratulations to the 2022 National Competition Champion: Macalester College
Coaches: Beau Larsen, Nathan Vinehout Kane
Team Members: Casey Moerer, Sarah Beth Hobby, Joe McMurtrey, Paul O'Connell, Dipakshi Sarma, Ethan Glass

National Runner-Up: University of Chicago
Coach: Gabriel Sanchez Ainsa
Team Members: Gabriel Sanchez Ainsa, Holden Fraser, Noah Geller, Watson Lubin, Matthew Vizzini, Jenna Wong

Semi-finalists: Seattle University and Westminster College

Quarterfinalists: University of Alaska, Anchorage; Youngstown State University; University of California, San Diego; University of Oklahoma

Pat Croskery Memorial Award 2022 Recipient:  Collin Anthony Chen, Stanford University
2021 Bob Ladenson "Spirit of the Ethics Bowl" Award: Oklahoma Christian University
About the awards

Where are Ethics Bowl teams near you? 
View this map of the 2021 Regional Participating Teams. Don't see one at your university? You can start one! Learn more about how to start a team.

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