Covid-19 update: Yes the debate season is still on!
Despite travel restrictions Universities around the nation have shifted debate tournaments entirely online to adapt to our current situation! Thousands of competitors have already proven that the technology of online debate is feasible (albeat not as good as in-person). The team and I are creating a Canvas page for student onboarding to help you prepare. Whether you join us digitally or in person in a social-distancing safe manner on campus, we want you to join the team!
The 2020-2021 topic asks whether the US should reduce its commitments to alliances. Learn about alliance structures, deterrence, international law, issues around cyber security, military postures, historic structures and contingencies of nation states and there discourses/rhetoric and more!
How can you join? Fill out the information using our google forms for high school or IU college students.
If you are an IU student and you have extensive high school experience and you are ready to research this year's topic, reach out to the director of debate directly at (Brdelong@indiana.edu) and we will setup a time to discuss your immediate inclusion in debate program activities.
Each year we host an In-person Callout Meeting, location, date, and time are currently TBD as we adapt to campus event constraints.
An online callout meeting will also occur using zoom, Time/Date are TBD. We will send out a notice to everyone who signs up using our google form.
Who should join? The team's doors are open to all who are interested. We have students who start as novices (no experience) and turn into varsity debate team members. We have students who have Public Forum, Lincoln Douglas, Congressional debate, and Policy Debate experience. We have graduate students who competed in policy and parli and more... If your passion is in debate and being part of a growing and competitive program we want you!
For recruitment information please click on the link that applies to you. You can join as an IU student who is already on campus. Are you an experience high school student, click on the link to get ahold of us! Graduate students who wish to coach are welcome!