Debate at IU is a rigorous intercollegiate competitive team. With the support from active students on campus, the Office of the Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education, The College of Arts and Sciences, The O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies.
IU has a full time coach and a squad room. We are housed (our squad room) in SPEA #324. Our mission is to build and maintain a world class debate program with outreach to the IU campus, community and Bloomington through public debates and service. Furthermore, we strive to represent IU as a thermometer of the excellent academic achievement of our students as we engage top rated schools of the nation in what is best described as compeitive verbal chess. Our schedule begins in September and ends in March as we travel to tournaments across the nation.
If you are interested in joining the team, Click on IU Students here: https://hoosierdebate.indiana.edu/team-info/Join%20team/index.html.
Walk-ons are welcome and encouraged. We are looking for individuals who love research, argumentation, and competing against some of the nation’s best minds.