The Ethics Bowl is a debate activity that encourages teams nationwide to think about and respectfully discuss contemporary ethical dilemmas. Unlike the traditional debate format, teams are provided with 15-17 cases and argue for the position they think the strongest arguments support rather than being assigned a side to defend. Topics have ranged from the ethics of protests, free speech and the internet, the Green New Deal, student loan forgiveness, and many, many more.
USU competes in the Ethics Bowl every fall, and the top two teams from the regional competition qualify for nationals. Students from any major are encouraged to participate, and even though team sizes are limited, USU can and has sent more than one team to the regional competition.