Ethics Bowl is a collaborative and competitive team-based activity, similar in some ways to debate, but with a focus on developing the ability to think critically and speak effectively about ethical issues. The Center for Values and Social Policy is proud to sponsor the University of Colorado’s College Ethics Bowl Team and to organize and host the annual Colorado High School Ethics Bowl tournament. For information about CU’s college team, please contact the coach, Zak Kopeikin. For information about high school Ethics Bowl in Colorado, including information about how to start an ethics bowl team at a high school that does not currently have one, please contact David Boonin, the Director of high school ethics bowl for Colorado. More information about College Ethics Bowl at the national level can be found at the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics. Information about High School Ethics Bowl at the national level can be found at the National High School Ethics Bowl (NHSEB). And for coverage of the Center’s first annual Colorado High School Ethics Bowl Tournament, which took place on February 4, 2017, see the stories in Colorado Arts and Sciencs Magazine and DailyCamera.
In 2021 the CU Boulder Collegiate Ethics Bowl team was awarded the Bob Ladenson "Spirit of the Ethics Bowl” Award while competing at the 25th Silver Anniversary APPE Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl National Competition. Read about the award here.