Ethics Bowl

Sponsored by the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, the Ethics Bowl is a series of regional and national debates focusing on cases “covering a wide range of disciplines, including but not limited to, business, engineering, journalism, law, medicine, and social work.” The purpose of the debates is to challenge students to “demonstrate their ability to (1) understand the facts of the case, (2) articulate the ethical principles involved in the case, (3) present an effective argument on how the case should be resolved, and (4) respond effectively to challenges put forth by the opposing team as well as the panel of expert judges.”

APU began participating in the Ethics Bowl in 2010 and has been quite successful, consistently performing well at the California regional competition and, more recently, at the national competition.

If you are interested in participating in the Ethics Bowl, contact Rico Vitz, Ph.D., at (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5813, or

Note: This information is current for the 2020-21 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.

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