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 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.
Our team is composed of approximately 50 undergraduate and graduate Stanford students interested in debate (no prior experience necessary). Team members coach, determine the budget, and run the program, although Matt Fraser, a professional debate coach, guides the program and organizes the fundraisers.
To subscribe to our e-mail list, please visit lists.stanford.edu and enter "sds-general" under Manage Subscriptions. Then, enter your email address and name in the applicable boxes and click "Subscribe".
Weekly Practice Schedule
Monday at 8:00 PM - Bldg. 380, Room 380X
Wednesday at 8:00PM - Bldg. 380, Room 380X
If you have any questions please direct them to the relevant people listed in the roster.
Congratulations to the officers elected for 2013-2014!
President: Ilya Gaidarov
VP, Finance: Victoria Sienczewski
Parli captain: Greg O'Rourke
Policy captain: Sukhi Gulati
High school tournament director: John Miller
Financial assistant: Ella Lowry
College tournament director: Greg O'Rourke
Secretary: Justin Lin
Social chair: Greg O'Rourke