Bring IU Debate To Your Syllabus/Classroom/Curriculum
Each year competitive debate team members spend countless hours researching contemporary controversies, honing our skills and adding depth to our discourse. We offer our talents as a means to supplement and excite your students in your classroom. Whether you want a public debate beyond your classroom hours, an IN class debate, or assistance in facilitating a debate assignment in your classroom we are here to help!
Debate by its very nature is fun and dramatic, amplifying what your class seeks to bring to light with lectures, readings, and discussions. Our debaters are committed to well-researched and substantiated argumentation on "each side" of a resolutional question to help your audience/students see through conflicting perspectives on a topic.
Having your undergraduate students watch peers debate topics of complexity with confidence, may just help build bridges and expand your students confidence for future public participation and advocacy.
We will consult with the professor to ensure arguments are within the main of the debate's purpose for the course(s).
The IU Debate team is a program with institutional support from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, The College of Arts and Science and the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies.
To meet our program's mission of maintaining a nationally competitive team that increases access and use of debate for public and campus improvement, we offer our "campus impact" project as a service to the campus under the academic mission of Indiana University Bloomington.
The IU Debate program has availability limitations based on student scheduling and our competitive travel schedule. The program reserves the right to accept or reject applications on a case-by-case basis. We will choose programming based on what best meets the needs of the program and our sponsoring institutions.
Resolutions, debate topics, and event details/logistics will need to be agreed upon by the director of debate, the students in the debate program, and the event host. Timeliness and early applications will increase the chance of acceptance.