One hundred and twenty-seven students from 24 campuses across North Carolina will participate in the annual Ethics Bowl hosted by North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU). The event will be held February 16 and 17 at the North Carolina Legislative complex in Raleigh. The topic this year is “Ethics and the Future of Community.”
“The Ethics Bowl is a challenging and rewarding educational experience for our students,” said NCICU president Hope Williams. “Determining ethical responses to complex situations leads to personal awareness and valuable discussion among team members and participating business and community leaders.”
Ethics Bowl teams consist of four-to-six students. A campus coordinator works with the students to prepare them for the competition. More than 70 business, non-profit and government professionals will serve as judges and moderators.
Presenting sponsors for the two-day event are Duke Energy and Wells Fargo. They, along with twenty-seven additional sponsors (listed below) make it possible for students to participate at no cost to themselves or their institutions.
“Students consistently cite the NCICU Ethics Bowl as a highlight of their college experience,” Dr. Williams said. “We deeply appreciate the corporate and civic leaders who make this event possible through financial contributions and by volunteering their time as judges and moderators.”