pegasusThe University of Central Florida Department of Philosophy and Burnett Honors College are proud to organize the Annual UCF Ethics Bowl competition! An ethics bowl is like a debate where teams of undergraduate college students compete by arguing the ethics of social, political, and moral issues relevant to our world today.

The competition is open for public viewing and everyone is invited to come out and watch!

If you are an interested individual, professional, teacher, or professor we encourage you to bring friends, colleagues, students, or classmates for what we promises will be a thought-provoking and conversation-starting event. Reservations are not required; however, we request that groups contact us to verify that enough seating will be made available – contact Michael Strawser (

When Is It?

The public portion of the UCF Ethics Bowl will take place on Sunday, October 21st, 2012, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm with the first rounds beginning at 9:00 am. Throughout the day you are welcome to circulate between the rooms, but we ask that you do your best to not disturb the teams during the rounds. Each round runs just over an hour, and there will be a break in the competition at 1:00pm for lunch. Lunch is only provided for participating teams & judges, so public observers should make other arrangements. On campus restaurants are available in the Student Union and the UCF Library, or feel free to bring an outside lunch.

Where Is It?

The UCF Ethics Bowl will be held in the UCF Teaching Academy located on the south-west corner of UCF’s Main Campus (for direction to UCF’s main campus click here). Parking is available immediately adjacent to the building in Parking Garage A and is free on weekends (non-gamedays). There will be a directory table in the front lobby with directions to the specific competitions rooms. If you have questions contact Michael Strawser ( at the UCF Department of Philosophy.


For more information:

UCF Ethics Bowl Procedures & Schedule

UCF Ethics Bowl Cases for Discussion

General Participant FAQs