Real Problems

By tackling real-world issues SCU students get a deep understanding of ethical choices.

Would it be ethical to pay citizens to vote, or to make voting mandatory? Are plans for 3-D printed guns protected by free speech?

These are real-life ethics questions. And Santa Clara’s Ethics Bowl team is thoughtful—and quick—in answering them.

That focus earned them recognition as the top Ethics Bowl team in the country in 2018.

“Their ability to think on the fly and as a team was just incredible,” says head coach Erin Bradfield, a lecturer in philosophy. “You could also see how much fun they were having, which exemplifies the spirit of the Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl.”

post-image Illustration by Mallory Heyer
A Campus Transformed

A look into the physical future of Santa Clara

Germ Fighter

Finding the source of outbreaks can prevent people from getting sick. One professor is making that search take less time.

Bannan Rebrand

Introducing the Bannan Alumni House

Formative Experience

A mission gives a life meaning. One family found a way to pay it forward.