Join the team!
Date: Wed Aug 30th and Sept 6th, 2017
Time: 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: SPEA 223
Regardless of experience and degree program ALL IU undergraduate students are welcome to participate in the debate team! To learn more please fill out the google form at the bottom of the page.
We have several levels of membership: Competitive team membership and public debate team members.
Competitive team members are invited to travel to tournaments around the country. Tournaments are comprised of teams of students from peer institutions divided into three divisions: Novice, Junior Varsity and Varsity. In order to travel, team members are expected to attend weekly meetings. Students must turn in substantive research assignments and participate in practice debate rounds. Student travel schedule depends on experience level, work level, and availability.
Public Debate Team
IU debate is committed to increasing debate opportunities for students who may not have the time or desire to take part of our competitive debate team. Public debate team members are invited to participate in our Intra-IU debate competition, where students debate fellow Indiana University undergraduates for a chance to be crowned campus champion. Members are also invited to take part in public debates about significant controversies. As a service to the university our students will also be tasked with helping to expand the opportunities and educational impact that debate can bring to students in the region.