APPE Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl®
2021 Regional Competition Information 
News & Updates
  • Registration for the 2021 Regional Competitions has now closed.
  • The 2021-2022 Regional Competition Cases have been posted.
  • Please be aware that Covid related protocols are subject to change.  If you registered for an in-person regional competition, make sure to keep in contact with the contact person for that event, and make sure your students are able to adjust to any vaccine requirements in enough time to be able to compete. 
  • APPE Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl® places the highest priority on the safety of all participants and the well-being of the communities in which the participants live. In addition, a founding principle of the APPE Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl® is that participation is an educational opportunity intended to encourage participants to become more ethically considerate and thoughtful. As such, it is a basic expectation of a regional Ethics Bowl competition that is a qualifying event for the APPE Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl® National Championship that participants act in an ethical manner during all events, and this includes showing regard for the safety of one's fellow participants. Given this, participants must comply with all Covid-19 safety protocols imposed by a host institution when coming to campus to participate in an on-campus event. Absent such protocols, or above and beyond any existing protocols, participants are further expected to engage in behavior that will best ensure the safety of others, including the practice of physical distancing and mask wearing whenever possible. If a region is concerned that a high level of compliance with basic Covid-19 protocols is not possible for the event, either as a result of requirements imposed by the host institution or as a result of voluntary compliance, such regions are encouraged to convert the competition to a virtual event. 

Regions, dates, fees, and contact information:
Please contact the regional representative for registration and other additional information  related to regional competition.  Other questions may be directed to the APPE Office at [email protected]

Virtual Region

Date: Dec. 4, 2021
Registration Info: Schools can still register until Nov. 15th. However, they cannot receive a bid to participate in the national event.
Host Fee: $0 | Regional Contact: John Garcia, Harper College ([email protected])
Other:  Cases 1-6, and 9-12, and 14-15 are in play for the Virtual regional competition.

California Region
Location: Virtual
Organizers: CSU Bakersfield and Bakersfield College 
Date: Dec. 4, 2021
Regional Representative: Kyle Robertson | Regional Host: CSU Bakersfield and Bakersfield College
 [email protected]
Other: Cases 1-6, and 9-12, and 14-15 are in play for the California regional competition.

Central States Region
Location: Marian University, Indianapolis
Date: Nov. 6, 2021
Regional Representative and Host: Elizabeth Coit
Contact: Elizabeth Coit ([email protected])
Covid Protocols: Masks are required of all participants while inside, regardless of vaccination status.
Other: Cases 2-3, 5, 8,10-12 and 14-15 are in play for the Central States regional competition.

Great Lakes Region
No regional competition in 2022 | Contact: Lisa Campbell ([email protected])

Mid-Atlantic Region
Location: Virtual
Organizer: UNG Gainesville Campus
Date: Nov. 13, 2021
Regional Representative and Host: Rose Procter
Contact: Rose Procter ([email protected])

Northeast Region
Location: Notre Dame of Maryland University 
Date: Nov. 20, 2021
Regional Representative: Stephanie Ferrone | Regional Host: Jessica Davis
Contact: Jessica Davis ([email protected])
Covid Protocols: All participants and guests must wear a mask at all times while indoors.

Northwest Region
Location: Virtual
Organizer: Seattle University
Date: Nov. 20, 2021
Regional Representative: Mike Ingram | Regional Host: Ben Howe
Contact: Mike Ingram ([email protected])

Rocky Mountain Region
Location: Virtual
Date: Nov. 13, 2021
Regional Representative: Sandra (Sandy) Woodson | Regional Host: Jennifer Kling
Contact: Jennifer Kling ([email protected])
Other: Cases 1-3, 6, and 8-15 are in play for the Rocky Mountain regional competition.

Southeast Region
Organizer: University of North Florida, Jacksonville
Date: Nov. 13, 2021
Regional Representative: George Sherman | Regional Host: Sarah LaChance Adams
Contact: George Sherman ([email protected])
Other: Cases 1-12 are in play for the Southeast regional competition.

Texas Region
Location: St. Mary's University, San Antonio
Date: Nov. 13, 2021
Regional Representative and Host: Andy Brei
Contact: Andy Brei ([email protected])
Covid Protocols: Visitors who are not fully COVID-19 vaccinated are required to wear masks on campus, both indoors and outdoors. Visitors who are fully COVID-19 vaccinated are required to wear masks on campus in indoor spaces, and when outdoors, mask-wearing is optional.
Other: Cases 1, 3, 5-6, and 8-10, 13-14 are in play for the Texas regional competition.

Two-Year College Bowl
Location: Synchronous
Host: Santa Fe Community College
Date: Nov. 20, 2021
Contact: Gregory Wright ([email protected])
Other Notes: This event is only open to colleges that primarily award two-year degrees or certificates.  Cases 1, 3, 5, and 8-12, 14-15 are in play for the Two-Year College Bowl.

Upper Midwest Region
Location: Northern Illinois University
Date: Nov. 13, 2021
Regional Representative: Brett Fulkerson-Smith | Regional Host: Neil Doughty
Contact: Brett Fulkerson-Smith  ([email protected])
Covid Protocols: Masks are required of all participants, regardless of vaccination status.
Other: Cases 1-6, 9-11 and 13-15 are in play for the Upper Midwest regional competition.

Wasatch Region
Date: Nov. 13, 2021
Regional Representative: Richard Greene | Regional Hosts: Richard Greene and Karen Mizell
Contact: Richard Greene ([email protected]) and Karen Mizell ([email protected])
Other: Cases 1-3, 6, and 8-15 are in play for the Wasatch regional competition.

Important information:
  • All schools must pay a $125 APPE Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl® program participation fee to APPE to participate in the regional competitions.  Some regions have an additional "host fee" to cover their local costs which is paid directly to the regional host (see above).  You may consult your regional contact for more information regarding regional registration. Use this registration form to pay your $125 fee to APPE. You must pay both your APPE and host fee to finalize your registration.
  • All teams competing in a regional or national APPE Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl®  competition must have at least one current APPE Individual or Institutional membershipStudent memberships do not meet this qualification. This information will be required on the team registration form. 
  • Teams that qualify for the APPE Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl® national competition will pay an additional national competition registration fee to APPE after the regional competitions are completed and the qualifying teams are announced. You cannot register for nationals before receiving a qualifying bid from your regional competition. Click here for more information about the national competition. 
  • Your team will not be considered "registered" for any competition until all required forms and fees have been submitted.
  • Some of the source material cited in the cases may be behind paywalls that individual students may have difficulty accessing.  Since colleges will most often have institutional access to these resources, coaches may need to help their team members access these materials through the institution.  In the case that institutional access is unavailable, you can request the original source material by contacting the Chair of the APPE IEB® Council, John Garcia at [email protected].