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.
Our meetings are Tuesdays at 8:00 pm in Building 420, Room 041 (and occasionally the adjacent building—380, Room 380X). Newcomers are very welcome. 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
Tuesday at 8:00 PM - Bldg. 420, Room 041 - Team Meeting followed by Practice Round
Wednesday at 9:00PM - Bldg. 380, Room 380X - Practice Round
Sunday at 3:00 PM - History Building Lobby, Bldg. 200 - Practice Round
If you have any questions please direct them to the relevant people listed in the roster.
2012-2013 Tryout Information & Recruiting Week
October 2, Tuesday - Social @ BOB Lounge from 7:00 to 9:30 and Demonstration Round I
October 3, Wednesday - Demonstration Round II at 420-041 at 8PM
October 4, Thursday - Stanford Debate Society Introductory Meeting (Optional) at 420-041 at 8PM
October 7-9 - New Member Tryouts! Get more information at http://goo.gl/MT48h -- No preparation necessary!