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, History Channel – Journalist (retired) 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 15 VFIC colleges 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.

2022 Wells Fargo Ethics Bowl

The 2022 Wells Fargo Ethics Bowl will take place on the campus of Randolph-Macon College.


The VFIC would like to thank Wells Fargo,
our Signature Sponsor since 2002



2020 Winning Team

Virginia Wesleyan University



2020 Runner-Up Team

Hampden-Sydney College





Historical List of Winners

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