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The University of Mississippi

Ethics Bowl Team

Students who are enrolled in an Ethical Policy Debate course (Phil 204 and Phil 347) are given the opportunity to join the UM Ethics Bowl Team. They compete in the Mid-Atlantic Region regional competition as well as the National Ethics Bowl competition if they qualify.

The Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl (IEB) is a program conducted by the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE). The purpose of the ethics bowl is to foster ethical conversations as a way to improve students' ability to tactfully, intelligently, and civilly engage their peers. On top of sharpening research and public speaking skills, students become familiar with normative theory (that is, theories of ethics) and are coached on how to apply these theories to complicated cases.

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The Team

Assistant Coach

Jacob Ratliff

Current Team Members

Garrison Gosling 

Violet Jira 

Joseph Jiles 

Jackson Sepulvado 


Students on the UM Ethics Bowl team are involved in multiple events throughout the year:

Welcome Week

RSO Fair

The Great Debate

Just Conversations

IEB Regional Competition

IEB National Competition (if qualified)

Interested in
joining the team?

Let us know you'd like to join, and we'll get in touch with you. 

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