Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl

Each fall, the Undergraduate Ethics Bowl Club puts together a team to compete in an intercollegiate Ethics Bowl.

About Ethics Bowl

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The UA Ethics Bowl Team at the 2019 California Regional Ethics Bowl hosted by Arizona State University
The UA Ethics Bowl Team at the 2019 California Regional Ethics Bowl hosted by Arizona State University

Ethics Bowl offers a debate format distinct from the traditional pros/cons, black/white, or apples/oranges debates. In Ethics Bowl, there are no “assigned” positions for us to defend. Instead, we work together as a team to come up with positions that make the best sense to us, and construct reasoned arguments to make our best cases for them.

As Ethics Bowlers, our goal is not to annihilate our opponents, but to engage in reflective conversations with our friends and opposing teams.

Past topics include school strike for climate, vaccine patents, police violence, civil disobedience, LGBTQ+ rights, bodily autonomy, criminal justice, and many more.

Ethics Bowl is a wonderful opportunity to engage with your peers outside of the classroom, to dig deep into the complexities of pressing social and moral issues, and most importantly, to think critically for yourself.

The University of Arizona Ethics Bowl Team usually participates in the California Regional Ethics Bowl held in early December. Winners of the regionals will have the opportunity to compete in a national competition.

Getting Involved

We hold interest meetings for prospective members at the beginning of the fall semester. Members are expected to work with each other to research cases and attend regular practices.

If you’re interested in joining our team or learning more, please don’t be afraid to reach out to our coach, Ding (they/she), at din@arizona.edu.