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Ethics and Leadership Initiative

Ethics Bowl

Ethic’s Bowl is an intercollegiate debate-style competition in which students are rewarded for making good ethical arguments. Teams are given the opportunity to choose which position they take on a number of cases that are being debated in society. Cases are drawn from areas such as the classroom (e.g. cheating or plagiarism), personal relationships (e.g. dating or friendship), professional ethics (e.g. engineering, law, medicine) or social and political ethics (e.g. free speech, gun control, etc).  

Each Fall, students travel to Indianapolis to compete in the Regional Ethics Bowl competition with other schools across the country. Pending the team’s success, students may advance to Nationals in the spring, which is held in a different city each year. In order to take part in the competition, students must be enrolled in either UDI 318 or a special section of PHL312.

For more information on how to get involved, please email the Director of the Ethics and Leadership Initiative, Dr. Christa Johnson.


Ethics and Leadership Initiative

1401 S. Main St., Suite 200
Dayton, Ohio 45409