2014 Central Oklahoma Debate Institute

Dates: July 20-July 26th


You can access the application here: 2014 CODI Student Application Packet




Registration Before June 1


Cost of Institute: $300

Cost of Housing: $200


Registration After June 1


Cost of Institute: $350

Cost of Housing: :$225




Previous CODI attendees receive a $75 tuition discount

Coaches interested in sending multiple students should contact Matthew Moore (mmoore3@uco.edu) to inquire about special discounts.



What does my tuition cover?


Week of lectures and workshops aimed at improving debate knowledge and skills

T-Shirt and Water Bottle

One-on-one practice and coaching sessions

Individualized research training and work

Full evidence set



Are meals included?


No. Students are free to choose their own meal options from various places on and nearby campus. Adequate time is built into the schedule to ensure that students will be able to be able to eat. Students can purchase meals on campus, but it is cheaper for the student to purchase them individually than to prepay for access to the cafeterias since many students will not eat every meal on campus.


When is the application deadline?


July 10th, 2014


Is there a deposit?


Yes. There is a $50 non-refundable deposit for commuter students. The non-refundable deposit for students staying in the dorms is $125. The deposit should accompany your application to the camp. The deposit will be applied to the balance of the camp cost.


When is my final payment due?


July 10th, 2014


What do I need to bring?


Students should bring all of the materials they need to participate in debate rounds. This includes pens, paper, etc. If you debate paperless you need to bring a laptop. If you debate on paper, you will need to bring files, accordions, and tubs.  Even if you are not debating paperless, you should still bring a laptop. It will help you write arguments and briefs for debate rounds. If you are staying on campus you should bring clothes, bed linens, a pillow, towel, and everything else you will need for the week.


How will the debate evidence be distributed?


All evidence will be distributed to the students electronically. Students wishing to debate off of paper will be responsible for printing out the files themselves.


What is the format of the camp?


The CODI is a weeklong skills intensive debate camp. Students will engage in practice rounds, practice speeches, and intense one-on-one coaching designed to improve the students’ ability to execute arguments in competitive debate.



Matthew Moore, Director of Debate, University of Central Oklahoma

Kurt Fifelski, Assistant Director of Debate, University of Central Oklahoma

Shae Bunas, Assistant Debate Coach, University of Central Oklahoma

Chris Loghry, Assistant Director of Debate, Emporia State University


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