About The Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl

Hundreds of students and teams across the United States and Canada compete in 12 Regional Ethics Bowl competitions each fall with hopes of being one of the 36 teams that progress to the national competition. The teams argue and defend their moral assessment of some of the most troubling and complex ethical issues facing society today. Questions address a wide array of topics in business and professional ethics, in personal relationships, and in social and political affairs.

The competition focuses on selected case scenarios that are developed by ethics professionals from the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE) scholarly membership. The scenarios cover a wide range of disciplines including, but not limited to, business, engineering, journalism, law, medicine, and social work. In the competitions, students demonstrate their ability to (1) understand the facts of the case, (2) articulate the ethical principles involved in the case, (3) present an effective argument on how the case should be resolved, and (4) respond effectively to challenges put forth by the opposing team as well as the panel of expert judges.

Former Ethics Bowl students consider this one of their most important college activities and one that they carry forward into their professional and personal lives.

The Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl is open to all and we invite any who wish to participate—students, faculty, coaches, moderators, judges and supporters—to join in this powerful and unique educational experience.

Register for the statewide student ethics challenge

Oklahoma Statewide Student Ethics Challenge October 28, 2017

SEED Foundation, Host University Location  Oklahoma Christian University

For more information on the Oklahoma Statewide Student Ethics Challenge or to register a team, please contact:

Colin Schoonover: prez@studentethicsbowl.org

 Click below to download case studies for the 2017-2018 Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl

Click below to navigate to the Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl Competitions page for detailed information on regional competitions and forms.

Click below to navigate to the IEB National Ethics Bowl Championships page for detailed information on the national competition.

Student Ethics Initiatives

  • Cameron University
  • Dove Science Academy
  • Metro Technology Centers
  • Oklahoma Baptist University
  • Oklahoma Christian University
  • Oklahoma City University
  • Oklahoma State University
  • Southern Nazarene University
  • University of Central Oklahoma
  • University of Oklahoma
  • University of Tulsa

texas region ethics bowl (treb)

 Texas Region Ethics Bowl 2016 Winner                                                                                                      University of Central Oklahoma - team Bronchos

Texas Region Ethics Bowl 2016 Winner                                                                                                      University of Central Oklahoma - team Bronchos

Congratulations to the University of Central Oklahoma!

Oklahoma colleges excelled in the Texas Region Ethics Bowl in San Antonio, TX, capturing three of the four qualifying seats to progress to the national competition. 

1st Place - University of Central Oklahoma - team Bronchos

2nd Place - St. Mary's University

3rd Place - Oklahoma Christian University - team Eagles

4th Place - University of Oklahoma - team Cheryl

The Texas Region Ethic Bowl (TREB) consists of Texas, Oklahoma, western Arkansas and western Louisiana. A total of seventeen universities/colleges competed in the 2016 competition, fielding a total of twenty-four teams. Oklahoma was represented by seven institutions (41% of total) fielding eleven teams (46% of total), yet capturing three of four top positions (75% of total)!  Participating institutions were: 

Cameron University (Lawton), Oklahoma Baptist University (Shawnee), Oklahoma Christian University (Edmond), Oklahoma City University (OKC), Oklahoma State University (Stillwater), University of Central Oklahoma (Edmond) and the University of Oklahoma (Norman).

The winning teams progressed to the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE) Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl national competition in Dallas, Texas in February, 2017.

Oklahoma Statewide Student Ethics Challenge

 Oklahoma Statewide Student Ethics Challenge 2016 Winner                                                                       Oklahoma Christian University - team Aguileras

Oklahoma Statewide Student Ethics Challenge 2016 Winner                                                                       Oklahoma Christian University - team Aguileras

Congratulations to Oklahoma Christian University!

A successful Oklahoma Statewide Student Ethics Bowl held at the University ofCentral Oklahoma yielded the following results:

1st Place - Oklahoma Christian University - team Aguileras

2nd Place - Oklahoma City University - team Stars

3rd Place - Oklahoma Baptist University - team Epic Debaters

The Oklahoma Statewide Student Ethics Challenge is modeled after the APPE IEB and Texas Region Ethic Bowl (TREB) competitions.  It serves as a campus outreach opportunity for the SEED Foundation to promote and teach integrity and ethics education to college students across the state.  All two and four year institutions are eligible to participate and compete, simply by making contact with the event coordinator and registering teams!  A total of eight universities/colleges competed in the 2016 competition, fielding a total of fourteen teams.  Participating institutions were:

Cameron University (Lawton), Oklahoma Baptist University (Shawnee), Oklahoma Christian University (Edmond), Oklahoma City University (OKC), Oklahoma State University (Stillwater), Southern Nazarene University (Bethany), University of Central Oklahoma (Edmond) and the University of Oklahoma (Norman).