Heightening Ethics Awareness

The University of Miami Ethics Bowl was conceived and funded by Karl and Teresa Schulze to heighten students’ awareness of the ethical components of real-life situations and to improve their analytical and communications skills.

The Ethics Bowl is based on the model of the national Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl, which is held every year in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE). The national organization provides the cases used each year in our Ethics Bowl. 

Examining Real-Life Challenges in Business, Health Care and More

The student organization University of Miami Ethics Society works closely with Professor Anita Cava, director of the Business Ethics Program and co-director of University of Miami Ethics Programs, to recruit and help teach the participants. Teams of undergraduate students from across the University of Miami compete by using ethical principles to examine various real-life conundrums in business, health care, sports, international relations and the like. Alumni, former Ethics Bowl participants, faculty and community leaders serve as judges for the event, spending an entire day on campus as over fifty students engage in critical thinking and discussion.

The University of Miami fields a team to the Regional Ethics Bowl each year and has earned the opportunity to participate in the National Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl four times.

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