Ethics bowl is a debate-style competition that focuses on contemporary moral problems. Unlike typical debate competitions, the judging criterion focuses more on key elements of constructing a well-reasoned argument in a civil manner. The Prindle Institute for Ethics is home to a variety of opportunities to participate in ethics bowl programming. Learn more about all of the Prindle Institute’s ethics bowl opportunities below. Contact Emily Knuth (email@example.com) to find out where you or your team might benefit from one of our ethics bowl opportunities.
Indiana High School
Ethics Bowl Competition
Every February, teams from high schools across Indiana compete for the opportunity to attend the national ethics bowl competition, hosted by the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill. For more information, view the National High School Ethics Bowl webpage.
Registration forms for Indiana high school ethics bowl teams will be available soon. Please contact Emily Knuth firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Scenes from the Summer 2018 High School Ethics Bowl semi-finals and finals, held at the Prindle Institute for Ethics
Summer High School
Ethics Bowl Invitational
Each summer, teams from across the country gather at the Prindle Insitute to compete in our summer invitational. It’s a great way to pick up another trophy or just get in more competition practice for your team. Teams and coaches get a taste of college life as they stay in DePauw student housing during the competition. All schools will receive a $1000 travel stipend to reimburse or offset transportation costs. Meals during the event are provided by the Prindle Institute.
DePauw University Ethics Bowl Team
The Prindle Institute has proudly sponsored DePauw teams competing in collegiate ethics bowl competitions for several years. Since 2004, DePauw’s teams have won or placed second at the Central States Regional competition six times and moved on to participate in the Ethics Bowl National Championship Competition. The 2012-2013 team emerged from the Seventeeth Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl Championship as the national champion. Professor of Philosophy Marcia McKelligan coaches the team and selects its members. Additional information about DePauw’s ethics bowl teams can be found here. Any DePauw student who is interested in joining the ethics bowl team should contact Marcia McKelligan (email@example.com).