The Citadel

The Military College of South Carolina

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Ethics Bowl

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Members of The Citadel's

2017 Ethics Bowl Team

 John Dekle

 Chad Dekold

 William Hope

 John james

 Roman Kokowsky

 Tai Lum

 Connor McCloskey

 Matthew Miller

 David Truesdale

 Charles Turner

 Harrison Wedgeworth

Since Fall 2011, The Krause Center for Leadership and Ethics has sponsored The Citadel’s Ethics Bowl Team. The Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl, sponsored by the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics at Indiana University, consists of a national tiered competition in which hundreds of teams compete each year.

Ethics Bowl is a team competition built around thoughtful analysis and dialogue on current ethical issues in business, the professions (engineering, law, research, medicine, etc.), and public life. Team members learn to engage with the ethical issues of each case, learn to acknowledge diverse perspectives and how to explore alternative points of view. In an Ethics Bowl competition all sides of a controversial issue are explored and teams are expected to listen and respond respectfully to questions and comments. Unlike a debate, the teams may agree on the best outcome. The goal is to discover and promote the best outcome, not  to defend a previously assigned position.

Ethics Bowl achieves a level of authentic discussion on controversial issues that is second to none. Participants build their critical thinking and moral reasoning skills while demonstrating effective civil discourse.

The Ethics Bowl Team placed 3rd at the Southeast Regional Ethics Bowl that took place at St. Petersburg College in Clearwater, Flordia. The team will compete at the Nationals in Chicago in March 2018.

For more information about the Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl, see

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