Ethics Bowl

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2022 National Ethics Bowl Competition at Georgia Military College

November 19, 2022

Georgia Military College is excited to host the Two-Year College Ethics Bowl National Championship at the Main Campus on Saturday, November 19th, 2022!

GMC has a proud history of our students participating in GMC and National Ethics Bowls throughout the years. We take great pride in our Ethics Bowl participants and how they embody the school’s philosophy of “Character Above All” as the Ethics Bowl has two fundamental purposes: “the development of ethical understanding in connection with complex, ambiguous, and difficult to resolve issues; and the fostering of key virtues associated with democratic deliberation.”

In advance of the competition, each team receives on average twelve cases approved by the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE) for Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl (IEB) competitions that address prominent practical and professional ethical issues. At the Ethics Bowl competitions, a moderator then poses questions suggested by the various cases. A panel of judges encourages competing teams to justify their positions during timed rounds; concurrently, each judge rates team responses according to rigorous scoring criteria including intelligibility, focus on ethically relevant considerations, avoidance of ethical irrelevance, and deliberate thoughtfulness.

The 2022 National Ethics Bowl Competition will be held in Milledgeville, GA at the Main Campus at Georgia Military College. GMC has secured a reserved block of lodging for Ethics Bowl participants at the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott (2631-A N. Columbia St., Milledgeville, GA 31061). 50 rooms have been reserved for November 18th & 19th, 2022 under “GMC National Ethics Bowl.” To secure the discounted rate, patrons should book rooms directly through their front desk at 478-452-5202.

History of Ethics Bowls at Georgia Military College

Georgia Military College has satellite campuses across the state, including our Main Campus, that participate in the GMC Ethics Bowl each year. Three of our campus teams have won National Titles with Augusta taking home the Championship Title and the Main Campus taking home 3rd place in 2014, and Fayetteville placing 2nd in 2016.

The GMC Ethics Bowl Championship is highly competitive across our institution and prepares our students well for the National Competition. The GMC Ethics Bowl Champions Trophy gets displayed at the winning Campus. Since its creation, the trophy has been proudly showcased at:

2016: Main Campus
2017: Fayetteville Campus
2018: Augusta Campus
2019: Augusta Campus
2020: Warner Robins Campus
2021: Fayetteville Campus

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