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

Regional Registration is Open!
You can register for your Regional Ethics Bowl competition here. (Note: You'll need to log in or create a username.) If you need more about the regional competitions, you'll find it here. Cases will be available around Labor Day.

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.

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: Gagriel 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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