Every February, the Rice Philosophy Department hosts a regional competition, the Houston High School Ethics Bowl (HHSEB). Teams of students from area high schools compete in an argument-based analysis of ethical case studies that emphasizes dialogue and civility among participants. Rice faculty, graduate students, and alumni serve as judges and moderators of the competition. Past participants include The Awty International School, Cinco Ranch High School, The John Cooper High School, the High School for Performing and Visual Arts, St. John's School, and YES Prep. The winner of the regional bowl is eligible to participate in the National High School Ethics Bowl, held at UNC-Chapel Hill, in North Carolina.
This year's Bowl will be held online, on February 6, 2021. For information about HHSEB, see Houston Ethics Bowl.