VFIC Ethics Program

Distinguished professionals serving as judges and moderators, faculty members, and students from across Virginia support the VFIC’s annual Ethics Bowl testifying to the priority that each of these individuals places on personal ethics in the workplace, classroom, and all aspects of their lives.

The Ethics Bowl program was conceptualized in 1997 by the VFIC Ethics Task Force, co-chaired by Roger Mudd, former History Channel – Journalist and VFIC trustee, and Phillip Stone, President of Bridgewater College (1994-2010). The mission of the task force was to explore opportunities to involve students at the VFIC colleges and universities in the lively debate and consideration of applied ethics—real world dilemmas that affect people’s lives in increasingly complex ways.

While each VFIC institution had woven ethics into the curriculum and culture of their campuses, the intent was to strengthen the focus already in place.

2025 VFIC Applied Ethics Bowl

University of Richmond will serve as the host campus for the 2025 VFIC Applied Ethics Bowl on February 7, 2025
The Ethics Bowl Reception will be held at 5:00 pm at the Jepson Alumni Center.

If you have any questions about the 2025 Applied Ethics Bowl, please contact Dawn Greggs at greggs@vfic.org.


Anitra Howard, VWU ‘20

Anitra Howard is no stranger to the VFIC Ethics Bowl.  She, along with her teammates from Virginia Wesleyan University, earned the Batten Trophy in 2020.  After graduation, Anitra embarked on her career at the very same institution she graduated from and currently serves as VWU’s Welcome Center Coordinator.  Anitra began serving as an Ethics Bowl volunteer in 2022 as a judge and most recently served as a moderator at the 2023 Ethics Bowl.  Here’s what she had to say about her experience.

2024 Winning Team

Hollins University



2024 Runner-Up Team

University of Lynchburg





Historical List of Winners

2023 Randolph-Macon College
2022 University of Richmond
2021 Event Postponed Due to Covid-19
2020 Virginia Wesleyan University
2019 Washington and Lee University
2018 Hampden-Sydney College
2017 Hampden-Sydney College
2016 Hampden-Sydney College
2015 Washington and Lee University
2014 Hollins University
2013 Hampden-Sydney College
2012 Hampden-Sydney College
2011 Sweet Briar College
2010 Randolph-Macon College
2009 Washington and Lee University
2008 Mary Baldwin University
2007 University of Richmond
2006 Randolph-Macon College
2005 Washington and Lee University
2004 Washington and Lee University
2003 Bridgewater College
2002 Co-Champions: Marymount University and Washington and Lee University
2001 Washington and Lee University
2000 Virginia Wesleyan University