List of College Policy Debate Programs (NDT-CEDA)

Updated October 6, 2013

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Appalachian State. 5

Arizona State University. 1

Augustana College (Illinois). 1

Bard College. 1

Baylor University. 1

Binghamton University. 1

Boston College. 1

Cal Polytechnic State University. 1

City University of New York. 1

Clarion University. 1

Concordia College. 1

Cornell University. 1

CSU Fresno. 1

CSU-Chico State. 1

CSU-Fullerton. 1

CSU-Northridge. 1

Dartmouth College. 1

East Los Angeles College. 1

Emory University. 1

Emporia State University. 1

Florida State University. 1

George Mason University. 1

George Washington University. 1

Georgetown University. 1

Georgia State University. 1

Georgia Tech. 1

Gonzaga University. 1

Harvard University. 1

Idaho State University. 1

Indiana University. 1

James Madison University. 1

Johnson County CC. 1

Kansas City Kansas Community College. 1

Kansas State University. 1

Liberty University. 1

Los Rios Community College District 1

Macalester College. 1

Michigan State University. 1

Missouri State University. 1

Monmouth University. 1

New York University. 1

Northwestern University. 1

Pepperdine University. 1

Rutgers University. 1

Sacramento-CSU.. 1

Samford University. 1

San Diego State University. 1

San Francisco State-CSU.. 1

Santa Clara University. 1

Southern Methodist Univ. 1

Southwestern College. 1

Stanford University. 1

The New School 1

The University of Louisiana. 1

Towson University. 1

Trinity University. 1

U.S. Military Academy. 1

U.S. Naval Academy. 1

University of California-Berkeley. 1

University of Central Oklahoma. 1

University of Florida. 1

University of Georgia. 1

University of Houston. 1

University of Iowa. 1

University of Kansas. 1

University of Kentucky. 1

University of Louisville. 1

University of Mary Washington. 1

University of Massachusetts. 1

University of Miami (FL). 1

University of Michigan. 1

University of Minnesota. 1

University of Missouri-Kansas City. 1

University of Nevada at Las Vegas. 1

University of North Georgia. 1

University of North Texas. 1

University of Northern Iowa. 1

University of Oklahoma. 1

University of Oregon. 1

University of Pittsburgh. 1

University of Puget Sound. 1

University of Rochester. 1

University of South Florida St. Petersberg. 1

University of Southern California. 1

University of Texas Dallas. 1

University of Texas-Austin. 1

University of Texas-San Antonio. 1

University of Vermont 1

University of West Georgia. 1

University of Wyoming. 1

Vanderbilt University. 1

Wake Forest University. 1

Washington University St. Louis. 1

Wayne State University. 1

Weber State University. 1

West Virginia University. 1

Western Connecticut State University. 1

Whitman College. 1

Wichita State University. 1

Wilkes University. 1

 


 

Appalachian State

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

Sean Ridley Director ridleysr@appstate.edu

Web Page

Region where this school is located

TN-GA-FL-AL-KY-LA

Team Information

Our program has a solid budget and a great coaching staff. We also have unparalleled support within the department as 4 other members of the faculty (including the Dean of the college) were all debate coaches. We currently compete in policy debate and organize, produce and participate in civic activities including public forums and issue debates.

Are scholarships available at the school?

There are lots of scholarships available from the University. In addition to these, there is also some money through the debate team.

This information was last confirmed 9/8/2010


 


Arizona State University

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

Adam Symonds Director asymonds@asu.edu

Izak Dunn Assistant Director izak.dunn@gmail.com

Emily Parker Assistant Coach eaparker13@gmail.com

 

Web Page

http://humancommunication.clas.asu.edu/undergraduate/forensics_recruit

Region where this school is located

CA-AZ-NV

Team Information

At ASU, we believe that the primary function of debate is to help students clarify their personal values, beliefs, and their place in the world. To this end, we have three major tenets to our coaching philosophy: (1) Students should choose the arguments they want to run, our job as coaches is to make those arguments strategic and competitive. (2) Engagement and argument flexibility breed better debaters. Our goal is to train debaters to be excellent at policy or critical arguments and to compete without ideological blinders. (3) Hard work should be rewarded. If you do what we ask of you (or more), you will travel and you will be competitive. Our coaching staff has coached students to finishes as high as semifinals in both the CEDA and NDT tournaments, including. First Round at-large NDT teams. You’ll receive hands on work with both of us on a wide spectrum of arguments.     ASU is a competitive policy team, having qualified teams to the NDT two consecutive years.     The number one selling point of our program is that we provide great, nationally competitive opportunities for young students, whether or not they were ever national superstars in high school. If you are motivated to succeed, our squad will provide you with the opportunity and the coaching to make success at the highest levels a reality.     Educationally, Arizona State has an amazing Honors College, ranked in the top 5 nationally (http://publicuniversityhonors.com/new-top-programs-by-category/). Amongst large school honors programs, in fact, ASU is ranked second, behind only the University of Michigan. Barrett, The Honors College at ASU (http://barretthonors.asu.edu/) is an incredible facility which the University and Alums have been pouring money into over the past decade. Private dorms, a first rate cafeteria with chefs carving meat off the bone in front of you, or prepare a vegetarian feast with fresh local ingredients if you prefer, personal access to any number of classrooms for you to study at any time of day, and a Harry Potter-themed great hall for eating meals with your friends. The quality of students (your potential peers) is amazing, and this is an incredibly important aspect of quality education that is often overlooked. Going to class with bright students will both challenge and motivate you. The honors college is on a mission to find intellectually engaged students from outside the state of Arizona, and debaters fit this profile perfectly. As a result, current members of our team have been awarded a great amount of scholarship money by Barrett and the University.     As a small liberal arts school located within the largest University in the US, Barrett also offers a unique educational experience that virtually no other school can match. At Barrett you can gain the benefits of a small school education while simultaneously having every imaginable social and programmatic benefit of a large university. Major musical artists, comedians, actors, and politicians all regularly set foot on the ASU campus. Any social club, fraternity, extracurricular activity, or sport you could want is available in Tempe.     In short, ASU will offer you a unique opportunity to be competitive at debate, earn a rewarding education, and experience all that college has to offer.

Are scholarships available at the school?

Arizona State as an institution offers a wealth of funding for out of state students.  In our experience, debaters fulfill many of the criteria ASU values for scholarships. As a result, you will likely be well taken care of by the university. This website ( https://students.asu.edu/scholarships ) has a detailed list of the scholarships available. This website has all of the Barrett, the Honors College at ASU specific scholarships opportunities (http://barretthonors.asu.edu/admissions/scholarships/ ).

This information was last confirmed 10/4/2013


 


Augustana College (Illinois)

Type of School: Liberal Arts 4 year School

Contact Info

Max Archer Director maxarcher@augustana.edu

Web Page

www.augustana.edu/debate

Region where this school is located

IL-OH-MI-IN

Team Information

We are a program that travels at both the national and regional level, depending on the level of experience of our debaters. We travel to NDT/CEDA debate, and we support novice, JV, and open debate.

Are scholarships available at the school?

We have talent scholarships up to 2,500 renewable for four years that can be packaged with a merit or need scholarship. Please contact Max Archer at MaxArcher@Augustana.edu or 309-794-7717 for more information.

This information was last confirmed 9/26/2012


 


Bard College

Type of School: Liberal Arts 4 year School

Contact Info

Ruth Zisman Co-Director Ruth.zisman@gmail.com

David Register Co-Director dvereg@gmail.com

 

Web Page

http://debate.bard.edu/

Region where this school is located

NY-MA-NH-VT-NJ-CT

Team Information

Policy Debate and Worlds Debate

Are scholarships available at the school?

This information was last confirmed 11/24/2012


 


Baylor University

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

Matt Gerber Director Matt_Gerber@baylor.edu

Web Page

www.baylordebate.com

Region where this school is located

TX-OK-KS-MO

Team Information

The Glenn R. Capp Debate Forum at Baylor University is a nationally-ranked Policy debate program.

Are scholarships available at the school?

There are both full-tuition and partial debate scholarships available for qualified applicants.

This information was last confirmed 9/1/2008


 


Binghamton University

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

Joe Leeson-Schatz Director of Speech and Debate debate@binghamton.edu

Guy Risko Head Debate Coach guyris199@gmail.com

Jen Sweeney Assistant Coach jen.f.sweeney@gmail.com

 

Web Page

http://debate.binghamtonsa.org/

Region where this school is located

NY-MA-NH-VT-NJ-CT

Team Information

We are a smaller program with both national and regional exposure that’s quickly growing and getting more institutional backing. Lots of individual debater attention. Everyone on the team gets to travel. We do both critical and policy debate, as well as allow debaters to develop whatever style they desire. We were ranked 1st in the nation in 2008 and have been consistently in the top 10 nationally for the past 7 years in a row.

Are scholarships available at the school?

We do not offer any scholarship money.  However, you can earn four credits and a grade every semester you debate.  Students with incoming high school experience can immediately transition into national travel.  Students with little or no experience can expect a strong regional presence with some options to travel nationally.

This information was last confirmed 12/14/2008


 


Boston College

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

John Katsulas Director KATSULAS@BC.EDU

Christy Webster Dunn Debate Coach christy.webster@gmail.com

Web Page

www.bc.edu/fultondebate

Region where this school is located

NY-MA-NH-VT-NJ-CT

Team Information

Boston College competes exclusively in policy debate.  We travel teams of all experience levels.  The program pays for all expenses associated with debating, including full travel costs and office supplies.  The debate team has its own squad room within the communication department.

Are scholarships available at the school?

No scholarships are provided for debate.  All financial aid is adminsistered by the financial aid office on a need basis.

This information was last confirmed 9/22/2013


 


Cal Polytechnic State University

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

Chris Skiles Director cskiles@calpoly.edu

Web Page

http://debate.calpoly.edu/

Region where this school is located

CA-AZ-NV

Team Information

Cal Poly Debate is an integral component in the university’s “Learn by Doing” approach to higher education. There are three primary components to the Cal Poly Debate Program:     The Intramural Competition component sponsors quarterly on-campus competition in debate and public speaking.     The Community Service program matches student judges with campus and community speaking contests needing trained debate and public speaking judging.      The Cal Poly Debate Team is the flagship component of the program. Cal Poly Debaters conduct in-depth research on questions of major contemporary importance, participate in strategy sessions with instructors and other students, and engage in intense oral debates with students from other universities. Tournament competition is the capstone experience for Cal Poly Debate.

Are scholarships available at the school?

None

This information was last confirmed 12/18/2008


 


City University of New York

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

Vik Keenan Director vikeenan@gmail.com

Whitney Brown Assistant Director whitneybnyc@yahoo.com

 

Web Page

Region where this school is located

NY-MA-NH-VT-NJ-CT

Team Information

Are scholarships available at the school?

CUNY has no scholarships for Debate.  It does however have the most affordable tuition in NYC, approximately $4600 for in-state tuition and $450 per credit for out of state tuition.

This information was last confirmed 9/14/2010


 


Clarion University

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

Jim Lyle Director jlyle@clarion.edu

Web Page

Region where this school is located

DC-VA-MD-PA-WV

Team Information

Our program is one of two full-time NDT/CEDA policy debate programs in the entire state of Pennsylvania.  Clarion has been very successful in recent years working with novice, junior varsity, and varsity level debaters as we have qualified for the NDT, won the ADA National Championship in JV, and been a finalist at ADA Nats in novice in the past three years.  Furthermore, we offer our students a host of on-campus speech and debate opportunities to supplement the intercollegiate avenue.  Our goal is not to simply make you a successful debater in terms of wins and losses, but to make you a better educated and responsible person as a result of your participation in the activity.    If you have any questions, please email Jim Lyle (jlyle@clarion.edu) or call give a call (814-393-2476).

Are scholarships available at the school?

We have scholarships available to debaters as well as the ability to offer work study hours.

This information was last confirmed 9/1/2008


 


Concordia College

Type of School: Liberal Arts 4 year School

Contact Info

Fred Sternhagen Director sternhag@cord.edu

Jason Regnier (assistant director of forensics)  jregnier@cord.edu

Team Email Address   speech&debate@cord.edu

Web Page

www.cord.edu/Studentlife/Forensics/

Region where this school is located

MN-IA-WI

Team Information

Concordia Forensics is directed toward helping undergraduate students learn to make reasoned decisions that pursue their own goals.  In pursuit of that goal, we strive to both provide wide access to the program and to allow motivated students the ability to compete and succeed in national level competition.

Are scholarships available at the school?

1. There are dedicated forensics program scholarships controlled by our Office of Enrollment.  Last year they offered 10 awards of $2,500 annually-renewable for four years.    2.  There are also several levels of academic scholarships.  The top end of those program is a full tuition scholarship.  The college scholarship webpage is: /www.cord.edu/dept/finaid/concordia.php

This information was last confirmed 9/14/2010


 


Cornell University

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

Sam Nelson Director smn33@cornell.edu

Armands Revelins Assistant Director of Forensics aor4@cornell.edu

Joe Damiba Coach aor4@cornell.edu

Paul Gross Coach paulcgross@gmail.com

Theo Black Coach theoericblack@gmail.com

 

Web Page

www.cornellforensics.org/

Region where this school is located

NY-MA-NH-VT-NJ-CT

Team Information

The Cornell Forensics Society is a student organization offering intercollegiate speech and debate competition. For individual speech events, we participate in the AFA, NFA, and DSR-TKA sanctioned tournaments. The two-person policy debate squad travels to CEDA, NDT, and ADA sanctioned tournaments.  Cornell’s policy debate program is one of the largest and most diverse programs in the U.S., with dozens of participants equally divided over all three levels of competition: novice, junior varsity, and varsity.     Last year the team ranked 11th in the country in CEDA points, and this year it is aiming for the top ten.  Understanding that Cornell is an academically rigorous Ivy League school, tournaments are always optional and we always stress school first.  One of the benefits of debating in our region is that tournaments take place on Saturday and Sunday, so participants can go to tournaments and not miss any classes.  All levels of experience are welcome, and we have a coaching staff that strongly encourages people who have never debated before as well as coaches who prepare students for national competitions.    In addition to policy debate, the Cornell Forensics Society also competes in parliamentary debate, with students traveling annually to the World Debate Championships, which is held in Berlin this year.  Finally, the Cornell Forensic Society offers speech and individual events competition.  There are three categories of individual events: Platform speeches, Limited Preparation, and Dramatic Interpretation, and different events within those categories.  The Cornell Forensics Society encourages students to try out any of the events we offer and find the one they really enjoy.

Are scholarships available at the school?

As a co-curricular activity, Forensics participation can be rewarded with course credit.

This information was last confirmed 9/13/2013


 


CSU Fresno

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

Devin Cooper Director

Web Page

http://www.fresnostate.edu/communication/debate/

Region where this school is located

CA-AZ-NV

Team Information

Fresno State Debate competes in NDT-CEDA policy debate at the novice, junior, and varsity levels.  We also participate in a number of public debates and work with high schools in the Central Valley region to promote debate and forensics.  The team is well-supported and housed in an outstanding Communication Department.  We do have coaching opportunities for students interested in pursuing an MA in Communication and gaining some teaching experience along the way.

Are scholarships available at the school?

We do not have scholarships reserved for debaters, but there are a number of opportunities for financial support and participation in debate can help the selection process.  Admissions requirements: http://www.csufresno.edu/outreach/apply/freshman/reqs.shtml. General Scholarship information: http://www.csufresno.edu/scholarships/

This information was last confirmed 9/11/2012


 


CSU-Chico State

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

Sue Peterson Director sepeterson@csuchico.edu

Web Page

www.csuchico.edu/forensics/index.shtml

Region where this school is located

CA-AZ-NV

Team Information

Policy debate - CEDA/NDT; IE - AFA; NFA-LD Debate  Mostly regional (CA) travel schedule with limited national travel

Are scholarships available at the school?

Small scholarship for forensics each year, but very reasonable tuition for CA residents and lots of academic related scholarship opportunities.

This information was last confirmed 9/21/2013


 


CSU-Fullerton

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

Erika Thomas Director of Forensics erthomas@fullerton.edu

Donny Peters Assistant Director of Forensics dopeters@fullerton.edu

Web Page

http://csufdebate.com

Region where this school is located

CA-AZ-NV

Team Information

Forensics at CSU Fullerton provides an opportunity for students to participate in intellectual competition in both individual events and debate. Members of the CSUF Forensics Squad engage in competition with students from other colleges and universities at both regional and national tournaments. For those students with aspirations of competing at the national tournaments, CSUF Forensics provides excellent tournament travel opportunities.

Students also have the opportunity to participate in the squad’s outreach program, the Southern California Urban Debate League (formerly the Daniel Webster Project). This unique program is designed to provide rigorous mentoring while teaching responsible advocacy through academic debate to students attending under-served high schools.

In addition to hosting a college tournament in January, we host two high school speech and debate tournaments - one occurs every October and is a TOC qualifier with 1000 competitors from 64 schools

CSUF is committed to using forensics activities to enhance students’ critical/analytical, research, and communication skills. Beyond these skills, students learn about the importance of teamwork, responsibility, and leadership. Interested CSUF students should simply sign up for the course, HCOM 138.

Are scholarships available at the school?

Scholarship applications for the following season are due on June 1 and should be emailed to erthomas@fullerton.edu.  For application and additional information, see the website: http://communications.fullerton.edu/clubs/forensics/scholars.asp

This information was last confirmed 9/21/2013


 


CSU-Northridge

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

John Kephart III Director csundebate@gmail.com

Robert Loy, Jr. Policy Coach robertloy5@gmail.com

Brianna Brody IE Coach bribroady@yahoo.com

Simon Kern IE Coach simonkern2@yahoo.com

Nina Kotelyan IE Coach nina.kotelyan.86@my.csun.edu

 

Web Page

http://www.csun.edu/mike-curb-arts-media-communication/communication-studies/forensics-team

Region where this school is located

CA-AZ-NV

Team Information

Full service squad competes primarily in the 11 AFA IEs and policy debate. NPDA when interest and resources allow.

Are scholarships available at the school?

None currently available.

This information was last confirmed 9/16/2013


 


Dartmouth College

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

Ken Strange Director Ken.Strange@Dartmouth.edu

Web Page

http://debate.dartmouth.edu

Region where this school is located

NY-MA-NH-VT-NJ-CT

Team Information

Dartmouth College offers a special combination of excellence in both academics and debate. The school is always ranked among the best colleges in the nation. It also has a long history of success in policy debate, including 6 NDT champions. At least one of Dartmouth’s teams (and usually the maximum of two) received a first round at-large invitation to the NDT for over thirty consecutive years.  The program is open to anyone with any experience in high school policy debate.  Debaters entering the program vary widely in the extent of their high school experience, but the differences quickly diminish as the less experienced debaters gain from their participation in our program.    Dartmouth has one of the larger college policy debate programs with usually 10 - 12 teams competing each year.  The College is very supportive of debate and provides maximum opportunity for all of the teams, including a number of full-time coaches and a large travel budget.  All teams, including first-years, travel a tournament schedule that will challenge them.  Tournaments are selected so that teams will have to debate their best to clear to elims; for most Dartmouth teams (again, including first-years) that means traveling the national circuit.     The programs covers all expenses involved in debating: airfare, vans, hotels, entry fees, meals, supplies, printing, photocopying, etc. The debate offices are conveniently located, large, and fully equipped for the debaters to work in.    Despite the academic demands of an Ivy League institution, with good time management debaters can do very well in both their classes and debate, and still have time for other things. Classes always come first, before research assignments and tournament travel. Our debaters regularly do exceptionally well in classes and go on to attend the nation’s top law and graduate programs.      The Dartmouth squad tends to be social, friendly, and supportive of all its members.  Debate at Dartmouth is fun.

Are scholarships available at the school?

Like all the Ivy League schools, Dartmouth does not offer any merit-based scholarships—no athletic, academic, debate or other assistance not based on need.  The College does, however, tend to be very generous in its need-based assistance.  Admission to Dartmouth is need-blind, and the College is committed to making it financially possible for all who are admitted to be able to attend.    Most financial aid packages include work on campus.  We hire all eligible debaters to do debate work, photocopying evidence, etc.  While this does not provide additional money, it is more convenient that working in the library, food service, etc.    Most debaters do work in our summer high school programs, one for 3 weeks and another for 4.  The pay and the hours are far better than most of the summer jobs college students are able to find.

This information was last confirmed 9/1/2008


 


East Los Angeles College

Type of School: 2 year College

Contact Info

Nader Haddad Director nadernza@yahoo.com

Web Page

Region where this school is located

CA-AZ-NV

Team Information

Are scholarships available at the school?

This information was last confirmed 9/1/2008


 


Emory University

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

Melissa Wade Executive Director mwade@emory.edu

Ed Lee Director of Debate edlee3@gmail.com

James Herndon Director of Debate Programs jamesherndon3@gmail.com

John Turner Debate Coach johncameronturner@gmail.com

Nick Miller Assistant Debate Coach nwest.miller@gmail.com

Bill Newnam Associate Executive Director wnewnam@emory.edu

 

Web Page

www.emory.edu/BF/

Region where this school is located

TN-GA-FL-AL-KY-LA

Team Information

The Barkley Forum is among the most successful intercollegiate debate teams in the nation. By any measure, participation rates, competitive success, community service, and academic achievement, the members of the Barkley Forum help to make Emory debate an overwhelming success story. At any one time, between forty and sixty Emory University students participate in Forum activities either as competitive debaters, public debaters, interns and judges, or assisting with major Forum sponsored events. Over forty students will represent Emory University at various intercollegiate debate tournaments throughout the academic year.

Are scholarships available at the school?

The Barkley Forum, in conjunction with the Emory Admissions Office, awards a merit scholarship to an incoming first year student every year. Applicants must demonstrate academic achievement and debate excellence to be eligible for consideration. Applicants must submit their application directly to the Barkley Forum for review by the Director of the Barkley Forum and the Director of Admissions at Emory University. The form includes current cumulative G.P.A., test scores, and a record of debate accomplishments. If you are interested in applying for the Alben W. Barkley Merit Scholarship please contact Bill Newnam at wnewnam@emory.edu for more information.

This information was last confirmed 9/5/2010


 


Emporia State University

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

Sam Maurer Director smaurer@emporia.edu

Chris Loghry Assistant loghry@gmail.com

 

Web Page

www.emporia.edu/communication/debate/

Region where this school is located

TX-OK-KS-MO

Team Information

Are scholarships available at the school?

This information was last confirmed 9/21/2013


 


Florida State University

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

Danielle Holbrook Director dholbrook@fsu.edu

Web Page

Region where this school is located

TN-GA-FL-AL-KY-LA

Team Information

The policy program offers opportunities in Open, Junior Varsity, and Novice debate.

Are scholarships available at the school?

There are a few small scholarships, typically offered to returning debaters.

This information was last confirmed 9/1/2008


 


George Mason University

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

Warren Decker Director wdecker@gmu.edu

James Alexander McVey Assistant Director of Debate j.alexander.mcvey@gmail.com

Allison Harper Coach aharper@gmu.edu

Kristie Cramer Coach kcramer558@gmail.com

Peter Susko Coach psusko@gmail.com

Jackie Poapst Coach japoapst@gmail.com

 

Web Page

http://masondebate.pbworks.com/

Region where this school is located

DC-VA-MD-PA-WV

Team Information

We are a full service policy debate program.  WE have all levels of debate—Varsity, JV and Novice.  We regularly recruit students from all over the country and would encourage all to apply. We have been regular participants at the National Debate Tournament and frequent participants in the elimination rounds.

Are scholarships available at the school?

Financial support is available to debaters, including debate scholarships, and I would encourage students to apply.

This information was last confirmed 9/11/2012


 


George Washington University

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

Paul Hayes Director paul.s.hayes@gmail.com

Tory Brown Assistant Coach torybrown@gmail.com

 

Web Page

Region where this school is located

DC-VA-MD-PA-WV

Team Information

Are scholarships available at the school?

This information was last confirmed 9/5/2010


 


Georgetown University

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

Jonathan Paul Director jpaul717@gmail.com

Michael Antonucci  antonucci23@gmail.com

 

Web Page

http://debate.georgetown.edu

Region where this school is located

DC-VA-MD-PA-WV

Team Information

The Georgetown debate team is one of the oldest intercollegiate debate programs on campus and in the nation.  Our debaters compete locally, regionally, and nationally in cross-examination style debate.  Students of any skill or experience level are encouraged to join the team.  We also have a strong connection to the DC Urban Debate League providing judges and coaches to local teams.  Also, Georgetown also offers parliamentary debate, public debate, Mock Trial and Model UN but those are student organizations and not related to the Georgetown debate team.

Are scholarships available at the school?

We do not have scholarships available at this point.

This information was last confirmed 9/14/2010


 


Georgia State University

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

Joe Bellon Director joe.bellon@gmail.com

David Cheshier  dcheshier@gsu.edu

 

Web Page

www.gsudebate.org/

Region where this school is located

TN-GA-FL-AL-KY-LA

Team Information

The modern debate team at GSU competes in a variety of tournaments, both regional and national. We participate in NDT, CEDA, and ADA-sponsored events. Students are paired into two-person teams through a combination of their own input and guidance from the coaching staff. How often (and to which tournaments) a student travels will be determined by a combination of factors including experience, academic status, and the student’s own interest in competing. We are committed not only to supporting, but to celebrating all kinds of diversity on our team. The goal of the coaching staff is to provide an environment where everyone feels comfortable and enthusiastic.    The debaters themselves have developed most of the practices we follow. Those who are interested in higher level competition usually choose to take on a greater research load, but everything produced by anyone on the team is shared by all debaters. We do not have “card quotas,” but we do expect those who volunteer for assignments to live up to their responsibilities. Coaches frequently help debaters with arguments, but debaters almost always make their own decisions about what to research and which arguments to run. We support traditional policy argumentation as well as critiques and even more radical attempts to change the basic framework of debate.    GSU hosts two nationally prominent college tournaments every year. In September, we host the GSU National College Debate Tournament, which has become one of the four most significant regular season competitions in college debate. In February, we host the Southeast and Southeast Central CEDA Regional Championship, which also serves as a qualifier for the National Debate Tournament.How Competition Works  Our goal is to maximize the number of quality competitive experiences for every student on the team, and to make sure that students travel to the kinds of tournaments that are appropriate for them. Georgia State pays for most aspects of a debater’s travel, including: transportation, lodging, meal money, and supplies. The coaching staff serves as a liaison between students and faculty, but students are expected to be proactive in their academic lives.     OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES    We believe in serving Georgia State students. For us, this means that we travel everyone who wants to participate and who commits to representing the school with integrity. It also means that we think debate should enhance, not preclude, academic and interpersonal success.    We believe in serving the Atlanta community. We are committed to furthering urban and rural debate through both academic and volunteer work. We believe college debate should foster and support high school debate. Debaters are encouraged to explore avenues for positive activism.    We believe in mutual respect between and among debaters and coaches. We believe that debaters are motivated by their own desire to succeed. Coaches do not yell at or disrespect debaters, and debaters respect coaches’ perspectives and experience. We never, under any circumstances, accept intolerance or rude behavior.    We believe that debate should be enjoyable, as well as educational. The team should function like a healthy family, and the practice of debate should bring satisfaction to those who are involved in it. We work to make debate practice, research, and competition a positive experience for everyone.

Are scholarships available at the school?

GSU is a “Hope” school, which means that if you are a Georgia resident and have a 3.0 or above, you can attend free of charge. Additionally, the debate team has a number of out-of-state tuition waivers it can use to reduce the cost of tuition for those who are not Georgia residents. GSU also provides generous traditional financial aid, including academic scholarship.    The debate team offers scholarship funds to experienced high school debaters on a case-by-case basis. Please contact Dr. Bellon directly if you are interested. We also have a number of work-study opportunities with the debate team for those who qualify for federal work-study support.

This information was last confirmed 12/18/2008


 


Georgia Tech

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

Matt Johnson  mjohnson303@gatech.edu

Web Page

http://www.debate.gtorg.gatech.edu/results/

Region where this school is located

TN-GA-FL-AL-KY-LA

Team Information

Are scholarships available at the school?

This information was last confirmed not confirmed


 


Gonzaga University

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

Glen Frappier Director frappier@gonzaga.edu

Steve Pointer Assistant Director pointer@gem.gonzaga.edu

 

Web Page

www.gonzagadebate.com/

Region where this school is located

WA-ID-UT-WY-CO

Team Information

Gonzaga University has supported competitive policy debate as a cornerstone of a Jesuit education for over 100 years. Over the decades Gonzaga has maintained a strong tradition of debate manifested in both educational and competitive excellence.  The program competes extensively on both the national and regional NDT/CEDA circuits. A typical travel schedule includes Kentucky, Wake Forest, Harvard, Pepperdine, USC, Berkeley, Northwestern, and others. The program has qualified teams to the National Debate Tournament for 10 consecutive seasons and has cleared teams at CEDA Nationals for 19 consecutive years.

Gonzaga believes in educating the whole person. Debates are won on the strength of research and strategy. At Gonzaga we approach this concept as a team. We stress community and competition in a supportive environment.

Are scholarships available at the school?

Merit based policy debate scholarships available.

This information was last confirmed 9/6/2010


 


Harvard University

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

Dallas Perkins Director DPERKINS@fas.harvard.edu

Sherry Hall  hallsherry2@gmail.com

 

Web Page

http://harvarddebate.org/

Region where this school is located

NY-MA-NH-VT-NJ-CT

Team Information

Are scholarships available at the school?

This information was last confirmed 9/15/2010


 


Idaho State University

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

Sarah Partlow Director partsara@isu.edu

Web Page

www.isu.edu/debate/

Region where this school is located

WA-ID-UT-WY-CO

Team Information

While the James M. Rupp Debate Society is relatively young, we have already built a tradition of excellence in NDT/CEDA debate. We excel at both regional and national tournaments.    Team goals include competitive success and providing a quality education for the debaters on the squad.    Debaters are expected to perform well in their classes and to make progress toward graduation.    Argumentatively, the team does not dictate what type of argument debaters are allowed to run. We have both critical and policy oriented teams. Despite our diverse interests in arguments, teams members are expected to work together to support the competitive success of the squad.

Are scholarships available at the school?

James M. and Sharon E. Rupp have funded a generous endowment including scholarships for Idaho State Debate. Rupp Debate Society scholarships will be awarded to incoming and returning students who have demonstrated academic debate success.    Scholarships range from $100 to $2100 a semester. They are awarded based on competitive success, work ethic, talent and participation. Scholarships are renewed each semester.  For out of state students, there is a good possibility of obtaining out of state tuition waivers to cover the remainder of the cost. A minimum 2.75 GPA is required for consideration for a scholarship.    To apply send a letter of application, a resume, a copy of your high school transcript and a letter of recommendation from your current coach to:     Sarah Partlow-Lefèvre  Campus Box 8115  Idaho State University  Pocatello, Idaho 83209-8115  208-282-5962    sarahtp73@yahoo.com or partsara@isu.edu

This information was last confirmed 9/1/2008


 


Indiana University

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

Brian DeLong Director brdelong@indiana.edu

Web Page

www.indiana.edu/~iudebate/

Region where this school is located

IL-OH-MI-IN

Team Information

2010 marks the return of policy debate at Indiana University. The program is unique as it is supported and housed in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs which offers an enticing Masters and PhD degree program for some of the most qualified coaches in the nation. Support on the campus is strong for the program to grow into a nationally competitive debate program.

 

Are scholarships available at the school?

Limited financial assistance and options, but new opportunities are growing.

This information was last confirmed 9/5/2010


 


James Madison University

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

Mike Davis Director of Debate davismk@jmu.edu

Lindsey Shook Assistant Director of Debate shooklm@jmu.edu

Web Page

www.jmu.edu/debate

Region where this school is located

DC-VA-MD-PA-WV

Team Information

The James Madison University Debate Program competes both nationally and regionally in NDT/CEDA/ADA policy debate tournaments. We have teams ranging from experienced four year debaters to students with no previous debate experience.

Are scholarships available at the school?

Scholarships are available both through the team and through the college. The college scholarships are need based. Please contact Michael Davis for more information.

This information was last confirmed 9/11/2013


 


Johnson County CC

Type of School: 2 year College

Contact Info

Justin Stanley Director jstanl26@jccc.edu

Web Page

Region where this school is located

TX-OK-KS-MO

Team Information

Founded in 1971, the Johnson County Community College Intercollegiate Debate Team is one of the oldest, consistently active community college programs in the country.  JCCC has consistently been ranked at the top of competing community college programs during its existence.  JCCC travels to both regional and national tournaments with a commitment to all levels of debate experience.

Are scholarships available at the school?

Yes.  We have full-rides that cover tuition and books.

This information was last confirmed 9/7/2010


 


Kansas City Kansas Community College

Type of School: 2 year College

Contact Info

Darren Elliott Director of Debate and Forensics-Head Coach/Speech Dept. Coordinator delliott@kckcc.edu

Scott Eilliott Assistant Coach selliott@kckcc.edu

Clay Crocket Assistant Coach

Mike Krueger Assistant Coach mahkrueger@gmail.com

John Bretthauer Assistant Coach

 

Web Page

http://kckcc.edu/

Region where this school is located

TX-OK-KS-MO

Team Information

We are a competitive program in CEDA/NDT Policy Debate and NPTE/NPDA Parliamentary Debate.  We travel a Regional and National schedule.  We compete against all 4 year universities in Policy and Parliamentary Debate.  We attend approximately 25-30 tournaments a year including the CC National Tournament and CEDA Nationals.  We have recently qualified teams to the NDT and the NPTE.  In 10 short years of existence we have won the CEDA Sweepstakes Championship for Community Colleges 8 years.  In the last 8 years we have also won the Policy Team and Policy LD divisions at Phi Rho Pi (the CC National Tournament).  We are committed to all 3 Divisions of Debate and our mission is to help Debate grow around the country as well as increase diversity in debate.  Our squad typically has an even split between women and men and racial diversity is also usually higher than at most programs competing in Policy Debate.  We welcome any and all debaters with interest in our program.

Are scholarships available at the school?

Yes! We have scholarships that cover tuition and fees.

This information was last confirmed 9/19/2012


 


Kansas State University

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

Joe Koehle Director jkoehle@k-state.edu

Martin Osborn Assistant Director of Debate drmosbornesq@gmail.com

Caitlyn Reynolds Graduate Teaching Assistant cjr12@k-state.edu

James Taylor Graduate Teaching Assistant jtedebate@yahoo.com

Amanda Frank Graduate Teaching Assistant amandafrnk@gmail.com

Caleb Edwards Graduate Teaching Assistant calebedwards5@gmail.com

Web Page

www.ksu.edu/debate

Region where this school is located

TX-OK-KS-MO

Team Information

Only those who are not interested in preparing to succeed are asked to leave.  All are welcome.    We:  - experience success at all levels  - travel a national and regional circuit  - have a diverse squad in every sense of the word  - receive excellent financial support from our university  - have 2 full time faculty coaches and 3 graduate assistants  - are a family

Are scholarships available at the school?

Please contact the Director of Debate to let him know of your interest.    Our school offers large academic scholarships to scholastically and extracurricularly competitive debaters, our debate team offers smaller scholarships purely on the basis of competitive success.    Those from Kansas who have expressed interest, applied for admission and scholarship by November 1st, and demonstrate successful high school debate success stand a great chance of receiving nearly all of their tuition paid for.    Those from out of state also may receive scholarships as well.

This information was last confirmed 11/26/2012


 


Liberty University

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

Michael Hall Director mphall@liberty.edu

Nick Ryan Assistant Director nryan@liberty.edu

John Nagy Assistant Director jnagy@liberty.edu

Matt Struth Assistant Coach mstruth@liberty.edu

Heather Hall Assistant Coach hhhall@liberty.edu

Cole Bender Assistant Coach cabender@liberty.edu

 

Web Page

www.liberty.edu/debate

Region where this school is located

DC-VA-MD-PA-WV

Team Information

The Liberty Debate Team began in 1980 at Liberty University, then Liberty Baptist College.   Liberty competes in policy debate as a member of the National Debate Tournament, the American Debate Association, and the Cross Examination Debate Association.  Since 1980, Liberty Debate has experienced rapidly expanding success.  Liberty Debate finished in the top twenty in the National Debate Tournament rankings for the first time in 1989 and qualified for the National Debate Tournament for the first time that same year.  Since that time, Liberty has consistently finished in the top five in the CEDA,  NDT and ADA rankings.  In 1995 Liberty claimed its first two national rankings championships by finishing first in both the NDT and ADA rankings.  Liberty has now claimed twenty-four national rankings championships in college debate and reamins the only school to have won a rankings championship in all three policy debate orgainzations.  Liberty has consistently qualified for the National Debate Tournament since 1989 and has appeared in the elimination rounds of the NDT, CEDA, and ADA national tournaments on multiple occasions.

Are scholarships available at the school?

Scholarships are available to qualified debaters and are based on prior debate experience and on potential.  Application should be made directly to Liberty Debate, care of Bessie Grayson (bgrayson@liberty.edu).

This information was last confirmed 12/18/2008


 


Los Rios Community College District

Type of School: 2 year College

Contact Info

Jared Anderson Coach mrjared@gmail.com

Victor Brazelton Assistant coach victor.brazelton@gmail.com

 

Web Page

www.facebook.com/lrdebate

Region where this school is located

CA-AZ-NV

Team Information

Through individualized instruction and participation in public speaking events, academic debate, literature interpretation, public campaigns, and/or training presentations, students will develop listening skills, organization skills, and the ability to recognize matters of political, social, and economic importance. Los Rios Debate helps students develop their skills as critical thinkers and competent speakers. The Los Rios Community College District Policy Debate Team is open to any student enrolled in the district but is based at Sacramento City College.

Are scholarships available at the school?

Not really applicable, but we do make a significant effort to assist students in attaining scholarships when they transfer.

This information was last confirmed 12/1/2012


 


Macalester College

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

Richard Lesicko Director lesicko@macalester.edu

Web Page

http://www.macalester.edu/forensics/

Region where this school is located

MN-IA-WI

Team Information

http://www.macalester.edu/forensics/

Are scholarships available at the school?

http://www.macalester.edu/forensics/FAQ.html

This information was last confirmed 9/21/2013


 


Michigan State University

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

Casey Harrigan Director harriga8@msu.edu

Will Repko Head Coach repkowil@msu.edu

 

Web Page

http://debate.msu.edu/

Region where this school is located

IL-OH-MI-IN

Team Information

The MSU Debate Team typically consists of about 7 two person teams and 4-5 coaches.  All of our students travel a typical NDT/CEDA national circuit consisting of between six to ten tournaments per year.  MSU teams are consistently competitive at the national level, and have won three of the last seven National Debate Tournaments.

Are scholarships available at the school?

Some scholarship funds are available.

This information was last confirmed 9/29/2011


 


Missouri State University

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

Eric Morris Director EricMorris@MissouriState.edu

Heather Walters  HeatherWalters@MissouriState.edu

 

Web Page

http://debate.missouristate.edu/

Region where this school is located

TX-OK-KS-MO

Team Information

Team Information: Missouri State participates exclusively in NDT/CEDA 2-person policy debate. Our program is well funded for travel - we attend all national circuit tournaments and nearly every tournament in our region. Not all students attend all tournaments - 4-6 per semester is typical. We cover all travel costs, including hotels, transportation, entry fees, and meal money. We take pride in having a deep team, traveling more than the top couple of teams to most major tournaments. We’ve had students representing 10 states on the team in the last few years. Since 2004, we’ve reached semifinals of both NDT and CEDA, had the top speaker at both, cleared at nearly every national circuit tournament attended, received three 1st round at-large bids with 6 different debaters, cleared at the NDT each of the last 7 years, and are one of a few schools to regularly qualify 4 teams to the Wake Forest Tournament. The successes are more impressive given that none of those debaters cleared  at the Tournament of Champions in high school (only two of them even qualified). We tend to recruit a few select out of state debaters (with OOS tuition waivers) to create a better balanced team, and then try to create an environment where debaters of various backgrounds and preferences can thrive if they are willing to work. In addition to contacting coaches, please visit our web page to locate contact information for debaters. They can share their experiences of debating for our program.

Are scholarships available at the school?

The debate team has several $2000 Regents Scholarships, some variable cash awards, and several out of state waivers. The amount available each fall varies, based on the number of departing debaters. Most Missouri State debaters combine debate scholarships with our school’s generous “entitlement” (automatic) scholarships, which are described on this page [http://www.missouristate.edu/FinancialAid/scholarships/freshmanscholarshipprograms.html]. The academic scholarships require application by January 15 and debaters are historically competitive for the non-entitlement scholarships (Presidential, Multicultural Leadership). Missouri State’s tuition is also quite competitive (roughly $6000/year in-state, and every current debater has an OOS waiver).

This information was last confirmed 9/10/2013


 


Monmouth University

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

Joe Patten Director jpatten@monmouth.edu

Web Page

Region where this school is located

NY-MA-NH-VT-NJ-CT

Team Information

We participate in policy debate tournaments.

Are scholarships available at the school?

We currently do not have scholarships for debate

This information was last confirmed 9/11/2013


 


New York University

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

Will Baker Director will.baker@nyu.edu

vinay Prabhu  x

Kevin Park  x

Neeha Mujeeb  x

 

Web Page

www.nyu.edu/clubs/ceda/about.html

Region where this school is located

NY-MA-NH-VT-NJ-CT

Team Information

NYU has active teams in policy, parliamentary, LD and individual events as well as outreach programs including the IMPACT Coalition’s NY Urban Debate League and the Bickel & Brewer International Public Policy Forum for high schools and partnerships with the Associated Leaders of Urban Debate (ALOUD).   NYU’s program is committed to building a superior opportunity for all students to compete and grow through the vehicle of debate at the novice, jv and varsity levels.   The NYU team had one of the quickest rises to national prominence winning a national championship in its first decade. Baker is also CEO of the IMPACT Coalition (www.impactcoalition.org) which runs the New York Urban Debate League.

Are scholarships available at the school?

Yes, there are partial scholarships.

This information was last confirmed 9/11/2012


 


Northwestern University

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

Dan Fitzmier Director d-fitzmier@northwestern.edu

Tim Barouch Associate Director timbarouch@gmail.com

 

Web Page

www.communication.northwestern.edu/learn/student_activities/debate/

Region where this school is located

IL-OH-MI-IN

Team Information

Established in 1856, the Debate Society at Northwestern is the longest continuing program of its kind in the United States.  Each year, approximately 30 undergraduate students participate actively in our competitive policy debate program.  Students come from all different geographic regions and from a variety of debate backgrounds; most all have a minimum of three years of high school experience under their belt when the arrive at NU.  For more information, see our web page at www.debate.northwestern.edu.

Are scholarships available at the school?

See a detailed discussion of this topic at www.debate.northwestern.edu.

This information was last confirmed 9/19/2012


 


Pepperdine University

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

Sarah Stone Watt Director sarah.stonewatt@pepperdine.edu

Abi Smith Williams Policy Debate Coach Abi.Williams@pepperdine.edu

Brian Norcross Parliamentary Debate Coach Brian.Norcross@pepperdine.edu

Web Page

www.pepperdinedebate.com

Region where this school is located

CA-AZ-NV

Team Information

Pepperdine competes nationally in both policy and parliamentary debate. Experience levels on the team vary and although we appreciate high school success, we are much more concerned with commitment level and character.

Are scholarships available at the school?

Pepperdine offers a number of partial scholarships each year.  Our amounts vary according to skill and commitment level. Scholarships generally increase the longer you are on the team.  In addition, the financial aid department at Pepperdine works hard to make sure that all admitted students have the financial help they need.

This information was last confirmed 9/11/2012


 


Rutgers University

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

Christopher Kozak Director kozakism@gmail.com

Kate Ortiz Assistant Director k8ortiz@gmail.com

Christopher Demundo Assistant Coach cdemundo@gmail.com

 

Web Page

http://spaa.newark.rutgers.edu/debate

Region where this school is located

NY-MA-NH-VT-NJ-CT

Team Information

Are scholarships available at the school?

We currently do not offer scholarships.

This information was last confirmed 9/11/2013


 


Sacramento-CSU

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

Kristen Hamilton Tudor Director khamilton@csus.edu

Web Page

Region where this school is located

CA-AZ-NV

Team Information

Are scholarships available at the school?

This information was last confirmed 9/5/2009


 


Samford University

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

Ryan Galloway Director rwlcgalloway@gmail.com

Sean Slattery Debate Coach slattery8@gmail.com

 

Web Page

www.samford.edu/debate/

Region where this school is located

TN-GA-FL-AL-KY-LA

Team Information

The Samford Debate Team has continued to flourish under the leadership of Dr. Ryan Galloway.  Last year, our debate team continued its tradition of competition at the highest level, representing Samford at Georgia State University, the University of Kentucky, the University of Alabama, Harvard College, Wayne State University, Wake Forest University, University of North Texas, University of Texas-Dallas, State University of West Georgia, University of Florida, Augustana College, the University of Texas, the University of Kansas, the District VI/SEC CEDA Regional Championships, the ADA National Debate Tournament, the CEDA National Debate Tournament, and the National Debate Tournament (N.D.T.).     In addition to our nationally competitive teams, Samford also hosts the Samford University Summer Forensics Institute, the Samford University Public Debate Series, the Bishop Guild Debate Tournament, and the Birmingham Area Debate League.

Are scholarships available at the school?

We offer a range of merit scholarships given for outstanding performance and promise as a college debater.

This information was last confirmed 9/11/2012


 


San Diego State University

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

Sharon Taylor Director staylor@mail.sdsu.edu

Web Page

www.sdsuspeechdebate.wordpress.com

Region where this school is located

CA-AZ-NV

Team Information

CA and national competition in policy, parli, and individual events

Are scholarships available at the school?

Yes, scholarship money is available including the new Paul Gaaske scholarship.

This information was last confirmed 9/11/2013


 


San Francisco State-CSU

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

Alexis Litzky Director alitzky@sfsu.edu

Web Page

Region where this school is located

CA-AZ-NV

Team Information

The program offers competition in team policy debate and AFA individual events at the novice, junior, and varsity levels.  The team regularly travels 25 - 40 students and has had both debaters and individual events competitors in elimination rounds of their respective national tournaments.

Are scholarships available at the school?

No dedicated debate scholarships - see http://www.sfsu.edu/~finaid/scholarships/  for SF State scholarship opportunities.

This information was last confirmed 9/1/2008


 


Santa Clara University

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

Melan Jaich Director mjaich@scu.edu

Yes   

 

Web Page

www.scu.edu/cas/comm/Forensics.cfm

Region where this school is located

CA-AZ-NV

Team Information

Parliamentary (NPDA) and Policy style debate.

Are scholarships available at the school?

This information was last confirmed 12/18/2008


 


Southern Methodist Univ.

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

Ben Voth Director bvoth@smu.edu

Chris Salinas  cdsalinas@smu.edu

 

Web Page

http://web.me.com/benvoth/SMU_Debate/Welcome.html

Region where this school is located

TX-OK-KS-MO

Team Information

Our program believes that Forensics represents the best way to develop the human voice of students.  We believe competition is an appropriate means for developing strength of character and a degree of excellence necessary for the formation of civic leaders.  We strive for the strongest development of the human voice because it is the most ideal means of resolving conflicts, establishing our personal identities, and advocating for the well being others.  With these goals in mind we submit to rigorous processes of research, organization, presentation, and judgment in order develop student abilities to speak well.

Are scholarships available at the school?

We do not have debate specific scholarships.  We do influence and refer students for SMU’s top scholarship awards based on merit such as the Meadows scholars and the Presidential scholars.

This information was last confirmed 9/14/2009


 


Southwestern College

Type of School: 2 year College

Contact Info

Eric Maag Co-Director emaag@swccd.edu

Jordan Mills Co-Director jmills@swccd.edu

 

Web Page

Region where this school is located

TX-OK-KS-MO

Team Information

Are scholarships available at the school?

This information was last confirmed 9/14/2010


 


Stanford University

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

Brian Manuel Director of Policy Debate bmanuel@stanford.edu

Jake Ziering Assistant Debate Coach jaziering@gmail.com

 

Web Page

http://www.stanford.edu/group/debate/index.html

Region where this school is located

CA-AZ-NV

Team Information

The Stanford Debate Society participates in a variety of different debate events on campus, throughout the United States, and across the globe. We are active on the intercollegiate circuits of APDA (American Parliamentary Debate Association) and NDT (National Debate Tournament). We compete at the World Debate Championships (British Parliamentary style). We also try to bring debate to the campus and greater Stanford community by engaging in public debates on various issues. Each year, we hold both a High School Invitational Tournament and a summer debate camp, for the benefit of high school speakers and debaters nationwide.

Are scholarships available at the school?

Please contact directly for more information.

This information was last confirmed 9/10/2013


 


The New School

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

Josh Imes Coach joshimes@gmail.com

Nick Fiori Assistant Coach/Instructor nick.fiori@gmail.com

 

Web Page

http://newschool.edu/lang/

Region where this school is located

NY-MA-NH-VT-NJ-CT

Team Information

Are scholarships available at the school?

We don’t currently have a debate scholarship set up, but we are hoping to get some established in the future.  One of the good things about The New School is that it is a private university and the financial aid department does it’s best to make sure that every student has their financial needs meet.  We do offer a few debate work-study positions for students to assist in the adminstrative side of debate and make some money at the same time.

This information was last confirmed 9/10/2010


 


The University of Louisiana

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

Scott Elliott Director scottelliott@grandecom.net

Web Page

debate.louisiana.edu

Region where this school is located

TN-GA-FL-AL-KY-LA

Team Information

Our team is composed of approximately 40 undergraduate and graduate Stanford students interested in debate (no prior experience necessary).

Are scholarships available at the school?

The UL Debate  team has limited scholarships to qualified students. Out of state tuition waivers are avaliable.

This information was last confirmed 9/15/2010


 


Towson University

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

Jennifer Potter Director of Forensics jpotter@towson.edu

Jack Ewing Debate Coach jewing@towson.edu

 

Web Page

www.towson.edu/speechanddebate/

Region where this school is located

DC-VA-MD-PA-WV

Team Information

As one of the U.S. News and World Report’s Top Master’s Comprehensive Universities, Towson University is a great place to debate and grow.  The Towson University Speech and Debate Team is over 50 years old and is the most diverse program in the U.S. with students from all over the world debating side by side with students from the states.  We are a full service program offering oportunities in both speech events and debate.  Our taltented coaching staff and students are committed to the idea that speech and debate is not only a competitive activity but a place for students to develop skills in advocacy that can benefit them for the rest of their lives.  In pursuit of this goal students travel regionally and nationally with positions that reflect the approach that discourse has the power to change the course of human history.  We are also strongly committed to empowering more people with speech and debate and are involved in using our people power to support the Baltimore Urban Debate League, public exhibitions on campus and in the community and the Baltimore College Debate community.

Are scholarships available at the school?

Scholarships are available in varying amounts, ranging from a $1,000 departmental scholarship to a full-tuition University scholarship.  We have Urban Debate League Scholarships (tution and fees) and International Debate Scholarships (tuition, fees, room and board)available.  For application material please e-mail Jennifer Potter at jpotter@towson.edu

This information was last confirmed 9/15/2013


 


Trinity University

Type of School: Liberal Arts 4 year School

Contact Info

Sarah Topp Director stopp@trinity.edu

Eric Robinson Assistant Director of Debate 

 

Web Page

http://web.trinity.edu/x5162.xml

Region where this school is located

TX-OK-KS-MO

Team Information

Trinity Debate is committed to providing debaters with a variety of opportunities to participate at all levels of college debate. The team is composed of students from all across the country with diverse backgrounds and mixed levels of debate experience. From late elims at the Tournament of Champions to a few regional rounds, we welcome everyone onto the squad. Whatever your argumentative choice, someone on the squad will be there to help you develop your arguments successfully. With a supportive atmosphere, everyone will find a place on the team. As a nationally competitive squad, we have a proud history of success, from regularly qualifying two teams to the National Debate Tournament to consistently reaching elimination rounds at tournaments. Please contact us to find out more.

Are scholarships available at the school?

On top of robust and comprehensive financial aid packages crafted with the Financial Aid Office, the team offers two different types of scholarships. The first is the Baker Duncan scholars program. This scholarship is given to successful high school debaters who want to pursue college debate. Students with experience in high school policy debate are invited to apply. We encourage candidates to schedule a campus visit and meet with the director of debate and the Trinity debaters. Applicants should submit: * A letter of interest outlining their involvement in competitive debate and their academic goals and interests; * A tournament-by tournament record of their debate competitions; * A letter of recommendation from their high school debate coach; * Optional: letters of recommendation from anyone in a position to evaluate the applicant’s potential as a Trinity debater.   This award is renewable for up to eight semesters, excluding summer, as long as the recipient participates at an acceptable level in debate and maintains full-time enrollment and a pre-determined grade point average. The second scholarship is available to students participating in any of the nation’s Urban Debate Leagues. We can offer up to two scholarships per year. Students interested in being considered for the scholarship should be active in policy debate through an Urban Debate League. Please send:  * A letter of interest outlining your involvement in competitive debate and your academic goals and interests; * A tournament-by tournament record of your debate competitions; * A letter of recommendation from your high school debate coach; * Optional: letters of recommendation from anyone in a position to evaluate the applicant’s potential as a Trinity debater. This award is renewed up to eight semester, excluding summer, as long as the recipient participates at an acceptable level in debate and maintain full-time enrollment and a pre-determined GPA.  Send all scholarship application materials by February 28, 2014 to: Dr. Sarah Topp, Department of Human Communication & Theatre, Trinity University, One Trinity Place, San Antonio, TX, 78212. For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact Sarah Topp at stopp@trinity.edu or 210-999-8582.

This information was last confirmed 9/11/2013


 


U.S. Military Academy

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

Andrew Brosnan Director

Lee Robinson Assistant Director Guyton.robinson@usma.edu

 

Web Page

www.usma.edu/uscc/dca/clubs/club%20setup%20info/debt.html

Region where this school is located

NY-MA-NH-VT-NJ-CT

Team Information

Established as an intramural team in 1840 and designated as a competitive team in 1935, the United States Military Academy Debate Team is one of the oldest continuously competitive teams at West Point.  In 1947, the National Debate Tournament was founded at West Point and the invitational national finals hosted at the Military Academy for the next 20 years. This tradition continues today as the USMA Debate Team continues to be ranked in the top 10 of CEDA and ranked 6th in the nation in 2005. The Long Gray Line of Army Debaters includes such esteemed officers as General Glenn Otis, General (Retired) Wesley Clark who served as Supreme Allied Commander of NATO forces in Europe, former USMA Commandant Lieutenant General Sidney Berry, Abbot Greenleaf, George Walker, James Blackwell of CNN and Brigadier General (Retired) Daniel J. Kaufman the most recent Dean of the USMA Academic Board.

Are scholarships available at the school?

School is all scholarship

This information was last confirmed 9/5/2010


 


U.S. Naval Academy

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

Danielle Verney Director verney@usna.edu

Web Page

www.usna.edu/DebateTeam/

Region where this school is located

DC-VA-MD-PA-WV

Team Information

The USNA Debate Team participates in intercollegiate debate at the Novice, JV, and Varsity level.  We are privileged to have the strong support of several alumni and have been designated as a Brigade Support Activity.  We stress a strong work ethic and encourage a team mentality, but are flexible in order to give midshipmen the time they need for study and other activities.

Are scholarships available at the school?

This information was last confirmed 9/1/2008


 


University of California-Berkeley

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

Jonah Feldman Director jonahfeldman@gmail.com

Jason Peterson Assistant Director jasonmpe@gmail.com

 

Web Page

http://campuslife.berkeley.edu/debate

Region where this school is located

CA-AZ-NV

Team Information

Are scholarships available at the school?

This information was last confirmed 9/11/2012


 


University of Central Oklahoma

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

Matt Moore Director mattmmoore@gmail.com

Kurt Fifelski Assistant Director of Debate kurtfifelski@gmail.com

Shae Bunas Assistant Debate Coach sbunas1@gmail.com

Web Page

http://www.uco.edu/la/studentlinks/debate/index.asp

Region where this school is located

TX-OK-KS-MO

Team Information

Central Oklahoma is home to a nationally competitive NDT/CEDA debate program. The program travels students to approximately 15 tournaments throughout the school year including: Kentucky, Wake Forest, UMKC, University of North Texas, Texas, Texas-Dallas, and a number of other locations. Broncho Debate also hosts a college debate tournament, a high school workshop, a high school debate tournament, and a series of public debates throughout the year. All UCO students may join the debate team regardless of past experience. Experienced high school debaters are encouraged to join before classes begin their first year on campus, and will work with the team throughout the summer in preparation for the upcoming season.

Are scholarships available at the school?

Broncho debate has many scholarship opportunities for students. Students are eligible for tuition waivers, cash scholarships, and endowed scholarships depending on the experience and contributions to the team. Most students who participate in debate are able to get a majority of their tuition costs covered by debate scholarships.

This information was last confirmed 9/1/2013


 


University of Florida

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

Kellie Roberts Director of Forensics robertsk@ufl.edu

Jadon Marianetti Graduate Assistant Coach jadonjm@gmail.com

Andy Montee Graduate Assistant Coach andymontee@gmail.com

Becca Steiner Graduate Assistant Coach steiner71@ufl.edu

Marna Weston Graduate Assistant Coach marna.weston@warrington.ufl.edu

Web Page

www.cwoc.ufl.edu/debate/

Region where this school is located

TN-GA-FL-AL-KY-LA

Team Information

The University of Florida competes in policy debate on the national and regional NDT/CEDA circuits in varsity, junior varsity, and novice divisions.  The team travels to approximately 12 tournaments per year on both the national and regional level and has a competitive budget for a team our size. In the last several years, we have qualified teams for the National Debate Tournament and elimination rounds at the Cross Examination Debate Association National Tournament as well as won several junior varsity and novice tournaments and speaker awards. While the debate team does not currently offer scholarships, there are several opportunities at the University of Florida for scholarships. Our squad is a component of the UF Speech and Debate Team, which is comprised of both the policy debate squad as well as an individual events squad. Kellie Roberts, the Director of Forensics, oversees both squads. University of Florida also has a Policy Debate Coach as well as several MA and/or PHD graduate assistants depending on the year. If you would like more information about the University of Florida Speech and Debate Team, please contact any of the above coaches at the email addresses provided.

Are scholarships available at the school?

This information was last confirmed 9/26/2013


 


University of Georgia

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

Ed Panetta Director epanetta@uga.edu

Hays Watson Head Coach whwatson@gmail.com

 

Web Page

www.georgiadebate.org

Region where this school is located

TN-GA-FL-AL-KY-LA

Team Information

Policy debate program that travels both regionally and nationally.  The program has a Director who is a member of the faculty, a Coach who is a

member of the faculty, and there are graduate students assigned to work with the debaters.

Are scholarships available at the school?

We have awards ranging from $500 to $2500 annually.  Additionally, we work with students who have very strong academic credentials to secure out-of-state waivers.  The waiver decisions are made on a case-by-case basis by the UGA admissions office.

This information was last confirmed 9/11/2013


 


University of Houston

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

Sarah Spring Director of Policy Debate sespring@uh.edu

Joshua Gonzalez Assistant Director of Policy Debate 

 

Web Page

www.uh.edu/honors/policydebate

Region where this school is located

TX-OK-KS-MO

Team Information

Policy debate located in the honors college at the University of Houston

Are scholarships available at the school?

This information was last confirmed 11/26/2012


 


University of Iowa

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

David Hingstman Director david-hingstman@uiowa.edu

Paul Bellus Coordinator of Forensics paul-bellus@uiowa.edu

 

Web Page

http://www.facebook.com/groups/158867940818374/?id=246880875350413&notif_t=group_activity

Region where this school is located

MN-IA-WI

Team Information

Are scholarships available at the school?

Contact Paul Bellus and David Hingstman (see email addresses)

This information was last confirmed 9/5/2010


 


University of Kansas

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

Scott Harris Director sharris@ku.edu

Brett Bricker  bricker312@gmail.com

 

Web Page

www2.ku.edu/~coms3/

Region where this school is located

TX-OK-KS-MO

Team Information

KU offers students the opportunity to compete in a nationally competitive policy debate program.  KU has been one of the most successful debate programs in the country for more than 70 years.  We have one of the largest coaching staffs in the country and provide students of varying levels of experience the opportunity to travel to tournaments all over the country.

Are scholarships available at the school?

KU provides some limited scholarship funds to members of the debate team.

This information was last confirmed 9/14/2010


 


University of Kentucky

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

Andrea Reed Director reed.andrea@uky.edu

Dave Arnett  davidbrianarnett@gmail.com

 

Web Page

http://ukdebate.wikispaces.com/

Region where this school is located

TN-GA-FL-AL-KY-LA

Team Information

Are scholarships available at the school?

Yes—several partial to full rides available.

This information was last confirmed 9/6/2010


 


University of Louisville

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

Tiffany Dillard Director tiffany.dillard@louisville.edu

Web Page

http://uofldebate.com/

Region where this school is located

TN-GA-FL-AL-KY-LA

Team Information

The Malcolm X Debate Program participates in two-person policy debate. We are members of NDT and CEDA. UofL is committed to national excellence in these two organizations, at each level of competition: novice, junior varsity, and varsity.        Students lacking the time commitment to compete for the inter-collegiate squad can participate in non-competitive campus debate activities, i.e. public debates and forums for members of the community. Cardinal Debate offers a variety of opportunities for you to grow intellectually, emotionally and culturally.

Are scholarships available at the school?

We offer a variety of scholarships.

This information was last confirmed 9/11/2012


 


University of Mary Washington

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

Adrienne Brovero Director adri.debate@gmail.com

Judd Kimball Assistant Coach jdk.debate@gmail.com

 

Web Page

http://cas.umw.edu/debate/

Region where this school is located

DC-VA-MD-PA-WV

Team Information

The University of Mary Washington Debate Program has a long history of success that derives from a philosophy which recognizes that dedication, intellectual integrity, personal responsibility, and teamwork are the enduring principles that create a foundation for excellence. Our members participate in competitive policy debate (NDT/CEDA) and public debate and we have opportunities for students with a range of experiences-from the first time novice to the accomplished varsity debater. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and nondiscriminatory climate that is conducive to the personal and intellectual growth of every member. Our team oriented approach is a reflection of the fact that we are engaged in a cooperative social learning project that demands commitment, hard work, respect, and personal sacrifice from every member.

Are scholarships available at the school?

Exceptional applicants will be considered for Provost Scholarships. Additionally, highly qualified students are encouraged to apply for honors admission.  Eligible candidates are considered for honors scholarships.

This information was last confirmed 9/30/2013


 


University of Massachusetts

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

Melinda Tarsi Co-Director mtarsi@polsci.umass.edu

Corey Carvalho Co-Director ccarvalh@stuaf.umass.edu

 

Web Page

http://polsci.umass.edu/undergraduate/student_groups/debate_team/

Region where this school is located

NY-MA-NH-VT-NJ-CT

Team Information

The University of Massachusetts historically hosted an incredibly reputable team, started in 1909. The team competed for years, even across seas at Oxford. Somewhere during the early 1990’s, for reasons unknown, the team disappeared. In 2000, five students banded together to try and get the program started up once again. Since then, the team has fluctuated in membership, as it remained entirely student run. By 2005, most of the original members had all graduated, and the program was dwindling. This year, however, has brought an incredible turnaround for the team. Campus support is growing and growing, and not only have we been adopted under the Political Science Department, but the team has received an incredible amount of student interest. Recently, the mission of the team has been to focus primarily on building structure and creating a new plan for the program, so that the team may return to the level of interest it previously held on campus. The debate program at the University of Massachusetts has an incredible amount of growth potential, and we are excited to be active competitors in the debate community.

Are scholarships available at the school?

This information was last confirmed 9/6/2010


 


University of Miami (FL)

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

David Steinberg Director dave@miami.edu

Web Page

http://debate.miami.edu/

Region where this school is located

TN-GA-FL-AL-KY-LA

Team Information

We are a full service policy debate program, committed to national competition in CEDA/NDT as well as community service and public debate.  We are an open door program providing opporunities to participate to all undergraduate students at our institution.  UM Debate travels to 12-15 tournaments per year from coast to coast with the goal of competing at the National Debate Tournament and CEDA Nationals.

Are scholarships available at the school?

Yes, partial scholarships are available

This information was last confirmed 9/5/2009


 


University of Michigan

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

Aaron Kall Director akall@umich.edu

David Heidt Assistant Director davheidt@umich.edu

Austin Layton Assistant Coach laytonau@umich.edu

Kyle Deming Assistant Coach kyle.deming7@gmail.com

 

Web Page

www.michigandebate.com

Region where this school is located

IL-OH-MI-IN

Team Information

The University of Michigan Debate Team has an amazing record of competitive and academic success throughout more than 40 years of competition in NDT style debate.  Since 1987 over 35 teams have participated in the elimination round at the NDT with THIRTEEN reaching the quarterfinals or better.  Our academic success has been even more impressive.  Michigan Debate alums have a strong track record of getting accepted to top graduate programs and having successful careers.  Colin Kahl is the former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Middle East.  Kelly Steele was the Campaign Spokesman for United States Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.  Professor Robert Hirshon is the former President of the American Bar Association.  There are well over one hundred fifty active former UM debate alums.

Are scholarships available at the school?

The University of Michigan Debate Team is part of the Division of Student Affairs, but  is entirely self-funded.  There are now scholarships at  Michigan specifically for debaters and UM does offer several substantial merit based scholarships, including the Shipman and Stamps  Scholarships.  Further information can be found here: http://www.finaid.umich.edu/Types_of_Financial_Aid/Scholarships/ships.asp andhttp://www.giving.umich.edu/opportunities/index.php?page=supporting-students-debate&tr=y&auid=8780503

This information was last confirmed 10/2/2013


 


University of Minnesota

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

Dr. Dave Cram Helwich Director cramhelwich@gmail.com

Eric Short Assistant Director ericjohnshort@gmail.com

Al Hiland Graduate Assistant al.hiland@gmail.com

Avi Munoz Graduate Assistant avram.munoz@gmail.com

Natalie Woodward Volunteer Coach nwoodward@gmail.com

Michael Steffan Volunteer Coach mikep.steffan@gmail.com

 

Web Page

www.debate.umn.edu/

Region where this school is located

MN-IA-WI

Team Information

The Minnesota Policy Debate Team was re-launched in Fall 2007 after a nearly two-decade hiatus and has enjoyed considerable success, including the university’s first ever First Round at Large Bid to the NDT in 2013, qualification of at least one team to the NDT in each the past five years, and participation the elimination rounds at CEDA Nationals in each of the past six years. The debate team receives a high level of support from the administration. The squad is made up of an outstanding of students that is committed to building a strong program that balances competitive excellence with a commitment to debate as a powerful pedagogical tool and platform for social change. The team competes extensively on both the regional and national circuits, sending students to over twenty tournaments over the course of the season. The University of Minnesota is a world-class university that is located in the heart of one the best metropolitan areas in North America. The U has a diverse and accomplished faculty, and offers over 150 undergraduate degree programs. The Twin Cities are a fantastic place to live and go to school—great music scenes, internationally renowned theaters and art galleries, a reasonable cost of living, diverse (and nearby) outdoor recreational opportunities, and all the amenities of a major city.

Are scholarships available at the school?

The University offers a wide array of merit- and need-based scholarships, and special consideration is given to students with a debate background. The U also recently changed its tuition structure so that out-of-state tuition closely matches in-state tuition. The University is particularly interested in enrolling highly-qualified applicants from other states.

This information was last confirmed 9/12/2013


 


University of Missouri-Kansas City

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

Matthew Vega Director vegam@umkc.edu

Malcolm Gordon  gordonme@umkc.edu

 

Web Page

http://studo.umkc.edu/debate

Region where this school is located

TX-OK-KS-MO

Team Information

Team Information: UMKC offers a nationally competitive policy debate program that is consistently in the top 20 in CEDA and NDT rankings.  We travel regionally and nationally.  UMKC Debate is a diverse squad, and we try to make everyone feel welcome.  We We have qualified many teams to the National Debate Tournament and have had multiple teams in the elimination rounds of the National Debate Tournament.  UMKC was the 2007 NDT Runners-up with the team of Malcolm Gordon and Amy Foster, and UMKC is also the 1994 CEDA National Champions with the team of Brian “Baby Jo” Johnston and David Genco.  The CEDA Debater of the Year award is named in Baby Jo’s honor.

Are scholarships available at the school?

UMKC offers many scholarships for debate based on students academic and debate resumes.

This information was last confirmed 9/5/2009


 


University of Nevada at Las Vegas

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

Jake Thompson Director of Debate and Assistant Professor in Residence jacob.thompson@unlv.edu

Web Page

http://debate.unlv.edu

Region where this school is located

CA-AZ-NV

Team Information

The University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) Sanford I.  Berman Debate Forum began competing in NDT/CEDA debate team in the 2007-2008 school year. The UNLV debate team, under the direction of Dr. Jake Thompson, is dedicated to being consistently ranked as one of the top ten debate programs in the nation, and ultimately winning a national championship. The UNLV debate team hosts the Ted Belch Golden Desert high school tournament (a quarters policy TOC bid tournament) and a prestigious college debate tournament. 

The coaching staff is dedicated to  recruiting intelligent, hard working and highly motivated high school  debaters. Scholarship opportunities abound, and our travel budget allows us to travel to the best tournaments in the nation.  For more  information, please e-mail Dr. Jake Thompson at jacob.thompson@unlv.edu.    If you are interested in joining the UNLV Debate Team, please visit our website and download, print, and fill out the “Student Interest Form.” You may send it back to Dr. Thompson, either via email or snail mail—contact information is on the bottom of the form.    

HERE ARE A FEW REASONS THAT YOU MAY PREFER UNLV OVER YOUR OTHER COLLEGE DEBATING OPTIONS        

1) You can get in on the ground floor of a team with incredible potential to grow—You could literally be building the foundation for a national championship in your time on the squad,

2) As a frosh, you may have the opportunity to travel to every major national tournament—you wouldn’t  be stuck on the regional schedule that many incoming frosh are relegated to.

3) unprecedented financial and university support for the team.  We  are endowed by a private donor and have a generous budget.        

4) Incredible coaching staff dedicated to bringing out the best in their debaters... We’ll work hard to help you grow into the best debater that you can be. We’ll help you win a TON of college debates if you decide to join us in Las Vegas.        

5) The team was recently given a MILLION DOLLAR scholarship endowment fund and so scholarship opportunities abound, and UNLV already provides an excellent education at an incredibly  affordable price.        

6) Opportunities abound to work with local high school debate programs through the Las Vegas debate league (LVDL). You can learn more as a debater through coaching, help th edebate community, and maybe even earn a few bucks in the process.      7) It’s Vegas-baby!!! It’s an amazing town, diverse, interesting, tons of stuff to do, etc.  Most other schools just don’t match up when you compare the social life that you could have at UNLV.  The college experience should be about creating a whole person who is well-rounded—being in an amazing city that’s constantly growing is an important aspect of fulfilling that goal.

 

Are scholarships available at the school?

The UNLV Debate Team recently received a MILLION DOLLAR scholarship endowment, so scholarship opportunities for incoming debaters abound.  UNLV debate scholarships are talent-based scholarships.  The amount of your offer is dependent on previous debate experience/success and the content of your answers to the student interest form.  Generally, we increase a student’s scholarship amount over time as they

improve their work skills, increase their level of commitment/participation, demonstrate a desire to learn/improve/win, etc.  Since these are “talent” based scholarships, students with incredible amounts of talent and previous success in debate (elims at NFL or several TOC bids) would obviously receive a larger initial offer than those students with limited experience.

This information was last confirmed 10/8/2012


 


University of North Georgia

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

Tom Preston Professor of Communication and Advisor to the University of North Georgia Debate Club tom.preston@ung.edu

Dr. Ray-Lynn Snowden Associate Professor and advisor to th eGainesville State College DFI Club and Mediation Club rsnowden@gsc.edu

Web Page

https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/gscdfi/

Region where this school is located

TN-GA-FL-AL-KY-LA

Team Information

The University of North Georgia is the seventh largest public institution of higher education in the state of Georgia.   Within the University of North Georgia is the Georgia Military College, and UNG is designated a Leadership University in the University System of Georgia.  It has over 15,000 students, with campuses at Dahlonega, Oakwood, Watkinsville, and Cumming.  Although UNG has mainly participated in public forum, parliamentary, and international public debate, it also affiliates with District 6 of the NDT and offers policy debate competition in years when there is a student demand.  It lies in a geographic area known for the very best in policy debate. As a student-run squad, students choose what form of debate in which to participate.  UNG’s chief accomplishments since its 2013 founding include Outstanding New Chapter at Pi Kappa Delta, one of seven Pi Kappa Delta all-Americans chosen at the 2013 PKD National Tournament and Convention, and an excellent sweepstakes for finishing 13th out of 87 schools in debate at PKD nationals.  Although the team regularly lists over 50 on its roster who both practice and participate in hosted events, a core of 11 students traveled to all of the major tournaments in UNG’s first semester, Spring of 2013.  The team also competes in individual speaking events in years where there is student demand and available resources. Most notably, the team hosted the 2013 Georgia Forensic Coaches Association high school state championship tournament, which attracted a number of the nation’s top varsity policy debate teams to the Oakwood campus where over 300 persons from 35 schools attended.  Currently, UNG hosts the Chicken and Egg Debate Tournament.  UNG offers policy intramural tournaments in three languages—Chinese, Spanish, and English.  Students earn one hour per semester of course credit for being on the debate team—the first course, Comm 2901, may be repeated up to four times; and the second one hour course, Comm 3901, is taken each semester the third and fourth years and has a coaching component.  The academic elements of this co-curricular activity are housed in the Department of Communication, Media, and Journalism; and the club elements of the team and its travel and event funding come from the Office of Student Involvement, as well as private grant-writing and fundraising.

Are scholarships available at the school?

UNG is a volunteer program run by student devotees to the art of persuasion, beautiful and just—so, only the Georgia Hope and academic scholarships at this time, as well as privately funded scholarships unrelated to debate competition—but we are working on it!  Last year debaters winning the Spanish speaking debate tournament earned small stipends for both making elimination rounds and speaker awards, and tuition was reimbursed for Comm 2901, the debate practicum.

This information was last confirmed 9/11/2013


 


University of North Texas

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

Brian Lain Director blain@unt.edu

Louie Petit Assistant Director louiepetit@gmail.com

 

Web Page

www.debate.unt.edu/

Region where this school is located

TX-OK-KS-MO

Team Information

The University of North Texas debate team, supported by UNT’s Department of Communication studies, has more than a half-century of competitive success in Cross-Examination (Policy) Debate, having won the second National Debate Tournament in 1948.      The legacy continues as North Texas Debate reached the finals of the CEDA National Tournament in 2004, had the top speaker at the National Debate Tournament in 2009, and advanced two teams to the elimination rounds of the National Debate Tournament in 2013. UNT has advanced a team to the NDT elimination rounds 8 of the last 12 years, and qualified a team to the NDT in 25 of the last 28 years.     UNT Debate accumulated multiple NDT First Round At Large bids over the last decade, and North Texas debaters have seen late elimination rounds at virtually every major competitive event in the country, including recent trips to the elimination rounds of the NDT.    Supported by a thriving Communication Studies Department and accompanied by the University’s award-winning undergraduate Honors College, UNT Debate offers a unique opportunity to attend a national university and compete in the most rigorous debate events in the nation.

Are scholarships available at the school?

UNT debate is supported by alumni scholarship funds. Scholarships are available in a limited number.

This information was last confirmed 9/16/2013


 


University of Northern Iowa

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

John Fritch Faculty Advisor john.fritch@uni.edu

Richard Tews Director of Debate richard.tews@uni.edu

Rebecca Buel Director of Individual Events rebecca.buel@uni.edu

 

Web Page

www.uni.edu/commstudies/forensics

Region where this school is located

MN-IA-WI

Team Information

The debate team at UNI competes in two person, policy debate. People with all skill levels are welcome. Members of the team travel to a variety of regional and national tournaments, between 5 and 12 tournaments a year, depending on skill, experience, and work level. All expenses for tournament travel are paid by the debate program. The team embraces a wide variety of debate perspectives, from more traditional counterplan/DA debate to topic specific critical debates. The team is overseen by John Fritch, and each area (speech and debate), has a director who is assisted by graduate students.

Are scholarships available at the school?

The UNI Forensic Program is able to offer several scholarships. The most frequently received of these scholarships are the general program awards. Some specialized awards, such as the Bartlett Freeland Debate Awards, the Ebel, and the Kohn, are also available. The scholarship brochure from the Office of Financial Aid provides more details about these specialized awards. The general program scholarships are usually partial tuition awards. Some students who demonstrate exceptional commitment to the program, however, may receive an award in the amount which covers the full cost of in-state tuition. Students are selected to receive forensic scholarships based on their level of commitment to the program, their competitive contributions, and their academic standing. The UNI Coaching Staff makes all of the scholarship decisions. Scholarships are open to incoming freshmen, transfer students, as well as currently enrolled UNI students.

This information was last confirmed 9/23/2013


 


University of Oklahoma

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

Jackie Massey Director debate@ou.edu

Jason Russell  xJasonlrussell1@gmail.com

Gabe Murillo  gabemurillo@ou.edu

 Blake Johnson thusspakeblake@gmail.com

Web Page

Region where this school is located

TX-OK-KS-MO

Team Information

The University of Oklahoma Debate Team has a long history of success in both CEDA and NDT debate.  Revitalized in 2003, OU Debate has rapidly become one of the most competitive in the country, winning the CEDA National Tournament 3 of the last 4 years while qualifying for the NDT every year we have had a program.  Approximately 30 debaters from all experience levels travel represent OU at about 15 tournaments.  Further, the OU Honor’s College hosts a Parliamentary debate team and competes in several independent events.  We also host a free high school debate workshop during the summer.

Are scholarships available at the school?

Some scholarships, both cash awards and out-of-state tuition waivers, are available.  Our program is very interested in enabling debaters who would not otherwise have the opportunity to study and debate at the university level.

This information was last confirmed 9/14/2010


 


University of Oregon

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

Trond Jacobsen Director of Intercollegiate Forensics trond@umich.edu

Steve Clemmons Assistant Director of Forensics 

Ben Dodds Forensics Coordinator dodds.benjamin@gmail.com

 

Web Page

blogs.uoregon.edu/forensics

Region where this school is located

WA-ID-UT-WY-CO

Team Information

The University of Oregon offers competition in a wide range of debate and speech events, including parliamentary debate (NPDA/NPTE), policy debate (NDT/CEDA), and individual events (AFA/NFA). Forensics also participates in several outreach efforts aimed at promoting debate at the high school and college levels in the Oregon community; these efforts include hosting a summer high school debate camp (the Oregon Debate Institute), hosting the state’s largest high school forensics tournament (the Clark Tournament), and managing the Lane County Debate League which sponsors nearby high school programs.

Are scholarships available at the school?

The Forensics team offers limited small financial scholarships for team members who exhibit leadership and dedication to the program. Substantial scholarship opportunities exist for students enrolled in the UO Honor’s College.

This information was last confirmed 9/22/2013


 


University of Pittsburgh

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

Shanara Reid-Brinkley Director of Debate srb@pitt.edu

Paul Johnson Assistant Director of Debate paulj567@gmail.com

Sydney Pasquinelli Coach sydneypasquinelli@gmail.com

Taylor Hahn Coach twhahn215@gmail.com

 

Web Page

www.comm.pitt.edu/debate/index.html

Region where this school is located

DC-VA-MD-PA-WV

Team Information

The William Pitt Debating Union (WPDU) is a co-curricular program that serves as a hub for a wide range of debating activities, including intercollegiate policy debate, public debate, and debate outreach. One of the oldest organizations of its kind in the nation, the Union grew originally out of the University of Pittsburgh’s Division of Public Speaking in 1912.    Today, the WPDU is housed in the University’s Department of Communication and receives support from the offices of the dean and provost. Undergraduate student debaters have disparate backgrounds and academic concentrations, majoring in subjects ranging from computer science to philosophy. Graduate student assistant coaches weave their debate pedagogy with work toward advanced degrees in communication, while two tenure-stream faculty members in the Department of Communication jointly direct the program.    The WPDU’s bedrock philosophy is that argument can educate as well as emancipate. By providing forums for students to sharpen critical thinking, deepen understanding of timely political issues, and hone speaking skills, the Union actualizes its educational mission. By spurring robust, inclusive discussion in the wider community, the Union performs its politically emancipatory function, serving as a catalyst for reasoned public dialogue on key issues facing local, national, and international communities.    Much of the Union’s energy in pursuing these tasks comes from a team culture that places a premium on group solidarity and cooperation. The resulting synergy enables cultivation of a rich learning environment, attainment of competitive success, achievement of scholarly excellence, and enrichment of public argument.    Pittsburgh debaters have achieved a remarkable track record of academic success, winning prestigious awards such as Rhodes, Marshall, and Javitz scholarships, as well as Fulbright and Brackenridge fellowships. The team’s commitment to academic achievement is reflected in a strict travel policy that requires debaters to juggle team research commitments while excelling in coursework.

Are scholarships available at the school?

Debate scholarships are available for incoming and returning students who are eligible to receive merit-based financial aid from the University of Pittsburgh. Scholarship forms are available in our main office and also can be downloaded from this website. Decisions on scholarships are generally made in the spring of each year.

This information was last confirmed 9/23/2013


 


University of Puget Sound

Type of School: Liberal Arts 4 year School

Contact Info

Derek Buescher Director dbuescher@pugetsound.edu

Will Gent Policy Coach wmgent@gmail.com

 

Web Page

www.ups.edu/forensics.xml

Region where this school is located

WA-ID-UT-WY-CO

Team Information

The UPS program travels to 20-25 tournaments a year competing in both NDT/CEDA (policy) and NPDA/NPTE (parliamentary) debate. The program serves roughly 20 students a year—many of whom are on scholarship. Located in the Pacific Northwest, the team travels a regional schedule with national influence—participating in national tournaments at Claremont, Wake Forest, Pepperdine, USC, CSU-Fullerton, Northwestern, Pt. Loma, Regis, and elsewhere.    Operating under an “open-door” policy where any student may participate in forensics, the program provides a unique location to meet the Mission Statement & Educational Goals of the University. As a member of the UPS forensics program students are required to work individually and as a team:    --to develop research agendas, format argumentation strategies, facilitate the learning of formal debate and public speaking   --to coalesce inter-disciplinary methods to the practices of public deliberation --to establish personal and team goals   and to gain both breadth and depth of knowing on a variety of topics relevant to the broader humanity in a world environment.

Are scholarships available at the school?

Puget Sound Forensics Scholarships are based on academic and forensics achievement. Awards for incoming students usually are $1000-$3000, renewable for three years based on satisfactory participation in the forensics program and maintenance of a 3.0 grade point average. Since Puget Sound’s program focuses on debate, experience in high school debate that emphasizes research is preferred.  Deadline for application is February 15.

This information was last confirmed 9/14/2010


 


University of Rochester

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

Ken Johnson Director Kenrjohnson@msn.com

Gordie Miller  j.g.miller@rochester.edu

 

Web Page

http://sa.rochester.edu/debate

Region where this school is located

NY-MA-NH-VT-NJ-CT

Team Information

The University of Rochester Debate Union is one of the largest policy debate programs in the United States.  We attend approximately 18 tournaments each year with a balance of regional and national travel.      The URDU has won the JV National Championship twice and qualifies debaters to the National Debate Tournament consistently.  We value debaters of all experience levels and try to make debate accessible to traditionally under-represented groups.    We have a 4 debate coaches, excellent research facilities, and wonderful institutional support.  We encourage debaters of all stripes (parli, LD, Cx, etc.) to consider opportunities at Rochester!

Are scholarships available at the school?

We are able to give aid for previous debate experience.  In order to inquire about debate oriented scholarships, you should contact Director of Forensics, Ken Johnson (ken.johnson@rochester.edu).

This information was last confirmed 9/11/2012


 


University of South Florida St. Petersberg

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

  Director

David Trigaux  jddtfl@yahoo.com

Web Page

www.tampabaydebate.org/

Region where this school is located

TN-GA-FL-AL-KY-LA

Team Information

The Debate Team at the University of Southern Florida was founded before the 2008-2009 school year, but already has made some impressive achievements, bringing home both the regional coach of the year, and the novice debater of the year award in District 6 in 2008-09, as well as numerous other awards. We compete in mostly regional tournaments, and CEDA, and ADA-sponsored events.

We travel any debater who is willing to participate and learn the trade. We accept anyone with any level of debate experience, as our last season has shown that in the end it makes little difference in the skill of the debater. We don’t force research loads, but expect that as debaters mature, learn, and grow, they will take a greater share of the workload on the team. Our coaches work with every single debater to consider any argument they can think of, and all case construction is a collaborative effort. We are hosting 1 college tournament—November 6-8, and 3 HS tournaments—CFL district finals, NFL district finals, and an invitational October 3rd. The University pays for most aspects of a debater’s travel, including, transportation and lodging, and no debater has ever come away from a debate function disappointed.

 

Are scholarships available at the school?

We are a Florida Bright Futures school, so any Florida residences can attend for free, and any other scholarship questions should be referred to the coach on a case by case basis.

This information was last confirmed 3/1/2009


 


University of Southern California

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

Gordon Stables Director of Debate & Forensics stables@usc.edu

Brian McBride Assistant Director of Debate brian.edward.mcbride@gmail.com

Web Page

www.usctrojandebate.com

Region where this school is located

CA-AZ-NV

Team Information

The Trojan Debate Squad (TDS) is the USC organization devoted to teaching debate to students for over 125 years. Founded as the first-chartered student organization at USC in 1880, the TDS is one of the nation’s leading collegiate debate programs.    Today he TDS is a proud member of the Annenberg School for Communication. Annenberg faculty and graduate students teach debate to USC students from all degree programs. The Trojans primary emphasis is intercollegiate policy debate and new opportunities for digital debate. Strong faculty leadership also means that USC students are part of a program where we are actively engaged in providing the foundation for a robust future of academic debate. Debate isn’t simply a club at USC. Debate at USC is a home for a strong outreach program working to expand debate opportunities for high school students throughout Los Angeles. Debate at USC is a place where we have launched the Annenberg Digital Debate Initiative ADDI the first of its kind effort to re-examine academic debate so it can best reflect the skills students need in this emerging digital age. Interested students should contact Dr. Gordon Stables, the Director of Debate at stables@usc.edu   and review our website www.usctrojandebate.com

Are scholarships available at the school?

This information was last confirmed 9/9/2012


 


University of Texas Dallas

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

Scott Herndon Director of Debate sxh021200@utdallas.edu

Phil Samuels Assistant Director phil.samuels@gmail.com

 

Web Page

www.utdallas.edu/debate/

Region where this school is located

TX-OK-KS-MO

Team Information

The UT Dallas debate team offers students opportunities to compete in two-person debate, primarily at the varsity level. The squad has the financial and coaching resources to allow talented incoming students to travel extensively. UT Dallas teams excel at both regional and national tournaments, and compete annually at both CEDA Nationals and the National Debate Tournament (NDT).  The squad has qualified every season for the NDT season since 2003 and reached the quarterfinals in 2010.  UTD’s Brian Rubaie also won CEDA’s National Debater of the Year award that season. The squad annually hosts a large intercollegiate tournament and a summer workshop for high school students.  UT Dallas will host the NDT in March 2011. Students seeking more information should visit the team’s website and contact the Director of Debate.

Are scholarships available at the school?

UT Dallas offers an extensive package of merit-based and need-based assistance to a large portion of each incoming class.  There are also scholarships reserved for experienced incoming debaters. Interested students should contact the director of debate for more information.

This information was last confirmed 9/21/2013


 


University of Texas-Austin

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

Joel Rollins Director JD.Rollins@utexas.edu

Teddy Albiniak Assistant Director teddy.albiniak@gmail.com

JV Reed Program Director jvreedmore@gmail.com

 

Web Page

www.utdebate.com

Region where this school is located

TX-OK-KS-MO

Team Information

The University of Texas provides debating experiences for students of all levels of experience. UT Debate has a long history or success at the National Debate Tournament and in helping students further their post-debate academic goals.  UT debaters have gone on to attend the best law and graduate schools in the country.  UT debate is a student centered enterprise; allowing students to develop their own argument styles and preferences.

Are scholarships available at the school?

Scholarships are available, including out-of-state tuition waivers.  UT has fantastic honors programs for exceptional students.

 

This information was last confirmed 9/11/2013


 


University of Texas-San Antonio

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

Skip Eno Director roy.eno@utsa.edu

Phillip DiPiazza Assistant Coach phili_d@yahoo.com

 

Web Page

http://communication.utsa.edu/debate/

Region where this school is located

TX-OK-KS-MO

Team Information

We are a debate driven program. Our environment is inclusive and leans to the critical theory side. We travel nationally and participate in both NDT and CEDA based competitions. We do both the NDT (when qualifying) and CEDA Nationals. I have a deep commitment to maintaining a program in which both men and women can thrive. We believe in opportunity for all, regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexual preferences, spiritual beliefs and cultural backgrounds.    Contact us at: (210)458-5343 or by e-mail.

Are scholarships available at the school?

We have a fair number of scholarships of varying sizes, depending on the applicant’s background and competition record. UTSA is a good financial bargain, and San Antonio is a laid back place to live.

This information was last confirmed 9/11/2013


 


University of Vermont

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

Tuna Snider Director alfred.snider@uvm.edu

Ruth Zisman, policy coach   

David Register  

 

Web Page

http://debate.uvm.edu/debateblog/LDU/The_Team.html

Region where this school is located

NY-MA-NH-VT-NJ-CT

Team Information

Are scholarships available at the school?

No, but numerous cash prizes are available at the end of the yar. Work study employment is also available.

This information was last confirmed 9/5/2009


 


University of West Georgia

Type of School: 4 year Liberal Arts Univ

Contact Info

Dr. Michael Hester Director uwgdebate@gmail.com

Sarah Holbrook  

 

Web Page

www.westga.edu/~honors/extendeddegrees/debate.html

Region where this school is located

TN-GA-FL-AL-KY-LA

Team Information

Are scholarships available at the school?

Scholarships are available

This information was last confirmed 9/1/2008


 


University of Wyoming

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

Travis Cram Director traviscram@gmail.com

Mike Bausch Interim Director for 2013-14 mikebausch@gmail.com

Web Page

http://uwadmnweb.uwyo.edu/cojo/debate.asp

Region where this school is located

WA-ID-UT-WY-CO

Team Information

We have 20+ debaters, and travel both nationally and regionally.  In the past several years we have been in elimination rounds at Harvard, Wake, Emporia, Gonzaga, Texas, Northwestern, Georgia State, UNI, CEDA Nationals, and other tournaments.

Are scholarships available at the school?

We offer a limited number of in-state and out-of-state scholarships.

This information was last confirmed 9/11/2013


 


Vanderbilt University

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

M.L. Sandoz Director mary.l.sandoz@Vanderbilt.Edu

Neil Butt Assistant Director of Debate neil.s.butt@vanderbilt.edu

Web Page

Region where this school is located

TN-GA-FL-AL-KY-LA

Team Information

The Vanderbilt squad consists of 30-40 members.  We welcome debaters of all levels of experience.  Many successful Vanderbilt debaters begin without any previous debate experience.  There is an extensive training program for novice debaters.  Vanderbilt debate has a long tradition of producing nationally competitive debaters in all divisions:  novice, junior varsity, and varsity debate.

Are scholarships available at the school?

Vanderbilt offers only academic scholarships.

This information was last confirmed 9/14/2010


 


Wake Forest University

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

Jarrod Atchison Director jarrod.atchison@gmail.com

Web Page

http://www.wakeforestdebate.org/

Region where this school is located

TN-GA-FL-AL-KY-LA

Team Information

Wake Forest University enjoys a century and half old tradition of debate success (since 1835). Debate at the highest level is an enjoyable process of intellectual and personal self-discovery. This level of individual success is, by definition available to students of all experience and talent levels, so our team is open to all that are willing to strive to achieve such success.  Everyone shares in the joy of the accomplishments of everyone else, from novice to NDT champion.

Are scholarships available at the school?

Scholarship information available at team webpage under recruiting—undergraduate—scholarships and finanancial aid.

This information was last confirmed 9/13/2013


 


Washington University St. Louis

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

Lawrance Fung President fungjl@wustl.edu

Kevin Nwoke Recruiter kevinnwoke@wustl.edu

 

Web Page

http://debateteam.wustl.edu/

Region where this school is located

TX-OK-KS-MO

Team Information

Since Debate should teach skills which can be ported to the rest of your life, we do not confine ourselves to any particular space in which to speak.  We compete primarily in the Cross Examination Debate Association because of its rich, numerous and historic ties to academic literature and its focus on developing argument before revealing it.  On occasion, we venture to the Northeast to hone our delivery and extemporaneous speaking skills with the American Parliamentary Debate Association.  Experience is preferred but not required.  If you attend the biweekly meetings and complete the suggested assignments, we will do our best to get you to tournaments.  We travel to about 12 tournaments a year.

Are scholarships available at the school?

No scholarships are available at this time.

This information was last confirmed 9/18/2013


 


Wayne State University

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

Kelly Young Director of Forensics kelly.young@wayne.edu

Ron Stevenson Director of Debate waynedebate@hotmail.com

Web Page

www.wsuforensics.org

Region where this school is located

IL-OH-MI-IN

Team Information

Wayne State is one of the few truly “open” teams that has a 50 year track record as a top 25 team in the nation. In terms of being open, we maintain a philosophy that ever student—whether they have elite high school experience or no experience at all in forensics—is important to our program. Since 1958, we have had 6 top 10 speakers at the NDT, seven first round at large qualifiers to the NDT, two final round appearances at the NDT, with an additional 24 appearances in the NDT outrounds. In 2006, Wayne reached the semifinals of the NDT.     In addition, Wayne State has a highly successful Individual Events team. Last year, the team finished 1st in the Michigan state tournament and finished in the top 25 of both the NFA and AFA tournaments.

Are scholarships available at the school?

Wayne State offers numerous scholarship opportunities. We have almost full tution scholarship for our top forensics students and several $500-1500 scholarships for students. Additionally, at the end of the season, we give out monetary awards to the season’s top competitiors. Please ask for more details.

This information was last confirmed 9/5/2011


 


Weber State University

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

Omar Guevara Director oguevara@weber.edu

Web Page

www.weberdebate.com

Region where this school is located

WA-ID-UT-WY-CO

Team Information

WSU Debate is the oldest intercollegiate college debate program in the intermountain west.  WSU Debate attends between 13-16 CEDA/NDT style policy debate tournaments per year.  We specialize ONLY in policy debate.  We have qualified 6 teams to the NDT in the past 6 years.  The Director, Omar G. Guevara, is one of the longest serving Directors of a college debate program in the Western United States and is now celebrating his 25th year in academic policy debate. We have a full-time Assistant Director of Forensics who specializes in advance critical-style argumentation.  Lastly, Fortune Magazine (August, 2009)recently ranked Weber State University as #248 out of more than 6000 public and private colleges in the United States.  If you are looking for an affordable, scholarship-granting, college policy debate program with a history of competitive success, Weber State University is the place for you!!

Are scholarships available at the school?

In-State and Out-of-State Scholarships are available based on merit, grade point average, and other considerations (such as diversity).  Please contact Omar Guevara or visit www.weberdebate.com for more information.

This information was last confirmed 9/5/2009


 


West Virginia University

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

Neil Berch Director berchnorto@msn.com

Web Page

http://polisci.wvu.edu/beyond_the_classroom/debate_team

Region where this school is located

DC-VA-MD-PA-WV

Team Information

Are scholarships available at the school?

This information was last confirmed 9/21/2013


 


Western Connecticut State University

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

Rashad Evans Director rashad.evans@gmail.com

Joshua Flores Coach jflores005@gmail.com

Robbie Goodrich  x

Kevin Gaughan  x

 

Web Page

http://people.wcsu.edu/wilcoxw/Debate/rsds.htm

Region where this school is located

NY-MA-NH-VT-NJ-CT

Team Information

The Roger Sherman Debate Society is WCSU’s debate team.  We host policy, public, and  parliamentary debates on WestConn’s campus, moderate  debates, and participate in competitive team debate tournaments sanctioned by the Cross Examination Debate Association.  We also are  occasional participants in World’s format (British Parliamentary) debates, which are sponsored by the Society for More and Better Debating (SAMBA), and we would like to actively recruit more students interested in this style of debate to enhance and expand our program.  We are an  organization promoting more and better debate both at WCSU and throughout the country, and we travel extensively to universities across the nation for debate competition. As a member of the vibrant North East Conference of Debate, we take on some of the top competition.  We also offer our debate students college credit  for debating and loan access to laptop computers.

Are scholarships available at the school?

A very limited number of full academic scholarships are available for applicants with high high school GPAs and SAT scores.  Four-year participation in debate is a condition of these  scholarships.   Interested parties should contact wilcoxw@wcsu.edu or kukkc@wcsu.edu

This information was last confirmed 9/5/2009


 


Whitman College

Type of School: Liberal Arts 4 year School

Contact Info

Kevin Kuswa Director kuswakd@whitman.edu

Andrew Larson  larsonaj@whitman.edu

Alex Zendeh alex.zendeh@gmail.com

 

Web Page

http://www.whitman.edu/debate/public.htm

Region where this school is located

WA-ID-UT-WY-CO

Team Information

Whitman offers you an outstanding education at a Tier One National Liberal Arts Schools coupled with one of the most successful debate programs in the country. We are looking for high school students who work hard, who have 3.7+ GPA and SAT scores above 1900, and who are cooperative and ready to contribute to our team. We offer competition in Policy debate or in Parliamentary debate and Extemporaneous and Impromptu speaking. We travel extensively on the west coast and to national circuit tournaments throughout the country. The comprehensive focus of our squad matches the high quality liberal arts education of Whitman College: Excellence in a well-rounded program of study.  Whitman travels to tournaments with high quality competition. You will find the atmosphere at these tournaments friendly and supportive. When you join our squad, you will improve your speaking and debating skills. We handle business over our e-mail listserv and the rest is preparation and practice. We’ll help you with research assignments, practice drills and debates, and strategy sessions. Students schedule their own times for practice but we work with an approach emphasizing group work and team unity. Students who compete on our squad receive one or two credits each semester.

Are scholarships available at the school?

Three to six Forensics Presidential and Salzman-Medica Scholarships are awarded each year to incoming students on the basis of merit in debate.  The scholarships offer money (at least $2500) that is renewed each year you compete on the squad. If your financial need is greater, it includes more to cover all of your financial need.  To qualify for one of these awards, you must complete an application, which asks for information about your experience and commitment to debate, success at tournaments, and a video of you giving a debate speech.  We evaluate these applications and decide which students best fit the needs of our program.  Students who typically receive the awards are admissable to Whitman College and have won awards at major regional or national circuit tournaments. We submit a list of these candidates to the Admission Office, which makes the final decisions—we do not personally make scholarship offers.  Note: Debate Scholarship Application Forms for Fall next year entry will be sent in late December to students who have contacted Kevin Kuswa and are due by the end of February.

This information was last confirmed 9/11/2013


 


Wichita State University

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

Jeff Jarman Director jeffrey.jarman@wichita.edu

Web Page

www.wsudebate.com

Region where this school is located

TX-OK-KS-MO

Team Information

Wichita State travels both nationally and regionally, winning awards at most tournaments we attend.  Our team provides opportunities for all students to compete, regardless of prior experience.  We travel to approximately 12 tournaments per year, including several major national tournaments.  We attend CEDA Nationals and usually qualify for the NDT.

Are scholarships available at the school?

Every member of the debate team will receive a scholarship.  Generous scholarships are available for the best students in our program.  Contact the coach or visit the webpage for additional information.

This information was last confirmed 9/1/2008


 


Wilkes University

Type of School: 4 year Univ

Contact Info

Christine Mellon Director christine.mellon@wilkes.edu

Web Page

www.wilkes.edu/pages/336.asp

Region where this school is located

DC-VA-MD-PA-WV

Team Information

Are scholarships available at the school?

We do not have scholarships at this time.

This information was last confirmed 9/11/2013