A two-on-two debate that focuses on a policy question for the duration of the academic year, this format tests a student’s research, analytical, and delivery skills…

Public Forum Debate involves opposing teams of two, debating a topic concerning a current event. Proceeding a coin toss, the winners choose which side to debate (PRO or CON) or which speaker position they prefer (1st or 2nd), and the other team receives the remaining option.

Public Forum


In this one-on-one format, students debate a topic provided by the Association. Lincoln Douglas Debate topics range from individual freedom versus the collective good to economic development versus environmental protection.

A simulation of the U.S. legislative process in the Senate and the House, students generate a series of bills and resolutions for debate in Congressional Debate. Debaters (also referred to as Senators and Representatives) alternate delivering speeches for and against the topic in a group setting.


Speech Events

Duo Interpretation, Humorous Interpretation, Dramatic Interpretation, Original Oratory, Foreign Extemporaneous Speaking, Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking, Program Oral Interpretation (POI)

The Round Robin will be held Thursday, October 26th at the J. Wayne Reitz Union.

Applications for the Round Robin will come out July 20th.

Round Robin