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Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl

The Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl (IEB) gives all Seton Hall students a chance to enter an academic competition that combines excitement and fun with an educationally valuable experience in the areas of applied and professional ethics.

Each year the IEB brings together hundreds of students across North America to debate and morally assess some of the most pressing and complex ethical issues facing society today, including ethical issues in business, biomedical ethics, environmental ethics, ethical issues in politics, and ethics and international affairs. 

Preparing for and competing in the IEB and other events will provide you with a deeper and more critical understanding of philosophical and applied ethics. It will also help you to persuasively articulate, communicate, and defend your positions in public forums. 

Please contact the Team's co-directors, Cathy Zizik (College of Communication and the Arts) at and Dr. Abe Zakhem (College of Arts and Sciences - Department of Philosophy) at for more information and how you can be a part of our very successful team. 


"The Ethics Bowl is an amazing opportunity that I was elated to be a part of. To be able to speak on contingent issues with other universities and colleges while also competing is both exciting and fun. Being on this team was the highlight of my year," 
-  Kelsey Gonsalves, Communication and the Arts

"As part of the SHU Ethics Bowl Team I got to explore and debate profound questions and have highly intellectual conversations with other people; it really helped develop my moral character and my confidence." 
- Augustine Glazov, Arts and Sciences 

"I am incredibly grateful to have been afforded this opportunity to partake in such spirited ethical discourse at the national level with other students from around the country who share the Seton Hall team's passion for ethical dialogue," 
- Mark McGuire, School of Diplomacy

"Practicing and performing in Ethics Bowl has made me a much more analytical and critical thinker when it comes to evaluating and debating arguments. Being on the team is definitely worth the amount of time and effort put in because it's not only educational, but fun as well," 
- William Moore, Stillman School of Business 

"Competing in the Ethics Bowl helped me explore current issues and develop my critical thinking as well as my sense of morality. The Ethics Bowl actually helped me get some of my internships, because employers were impressed by this dimension of my development," 
- Dominique Fortes, School of Diplomacy