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Dartmouth Ethics Society

Congrats to our newly elected DES officers:

President: Josefina Ruiz ‘17

Vice President: Ian Bateman ‘18

Treasurer: Carlos Chavira Ochoa ‘17

Ethics Bowl

The Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl (IEB) is a team competition sponsored by the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE) that combines the excitement and fun of a competitive tournament with an innovative approach to education in practical and professional ethics for undergraduate students. In September, each team receives a set of 15 cases and must prepare an analysis of each case. The cases cover a range of topics including law, medicine, business, public policy, and personal life. At the competition, a moderator poses questions based on a case taken from that set. A panel of judges probes the teams for further justifications and evaluates answers. Rating criteria are intelligibility, focus on ethically relevant considerations, avoidance of ethical irrelevance, and deliberative thoughtfulness.

The 10 Regional Ethics Bowls occur in the Fall and serve as qualifying competitions for the National Ethics Bowl. The top 32 schools that compete in the Regional Ethics Bowls will be invited to participate in the National competition.

Rules & Procedures
Judge's Guidelines

National Ethics Bowl Competition 

Twentieth Intercollegiate Ethics Bowlsm Competition to be held at APPE Annual Meeting in Reston, Virginia on Sunday, February 21, 2016.

National Bioethics Bowl Conference

Planned and organized by undergraduate students, this conference aims to engage a new generation of students in the field of bioethics. The theme of the conference this year will be "Global Medicine, Social Justice, and Bioethics." This theme incorporates topics such as international medical care accessibility in the age of rapidly advancing modern medicine, the distribution of medicine in the United States in light of the ongoing implementation of the Affordable Care Act, and the connection between human rights and global bioethics. NUBC will provide opportunities for students to present and publish original research, engage with students and academics in the field of bioethics, and debate bioethical dilemmas in the National Bioethics Bowl. Explore this website to learn more about registration, conference events, presentation and paper submissions, and the Bioethics Bowl!  Learn more>>


Rules and Procedures


Association for Practical and Professional Ethics

Association for Practical and Professional Ethics Annual Meeting

COSO (The Council on Student Organizations)

ORGSYNC(Student Organization Management Tool)


Last Updated: 10/5/15