Indiana University’s Ethics Bowl team will travel to Dallas, Texas, on February 26, to compete for the intercollegiate national championship. The team qualified for the national championship tournament based on its showing at the Central States Regional Ethics Bowl held at Marian University in Indianapolis in November. Their entry into the tournament in Dallas will be IU Ethics Bowl’s third consecutive trip to the national championship tournament.
Since 2016, IU Ethics Bowl has been housed in the Political and Civic Engagement (PACE) program. PACE Director Sandra Shapshay says she is “excited to have the PACE program housing the team this year because Ethics Bowl develops a student’s ability to think through ethically vexing real-world cases, with a background in ethical theories that helps them develop truly principled stances on issues of public importance. It is excellent preparation for thoughtful and engaged citizenship.”
Since its founding in 2001, IU’s Ethics Bowl team has won two national championships and three regional championships. In addition to being housed in the PACE program, IU Ethics Bowl receives sponsorship from the Office of the Provost, the Department of Religious Studies, the Department of Philosophy, the Hutton Honors College, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Department of Business Law and Ethics in the Kelley School of Business.