2017 Central Oklahoma Debate Institute

Apply to the 2017 CODI Here

Dates: July 23-29, 2017


Registration Before June 15 (deadline extended) Cost of Institute: $300 Cost of Housing: $250

Registration After June 15 (deadline extended) Cost of Institute: $350 Cost of Housing: :$275

Meal Plan: Cost $150 Covers 3 meals a day, M-F of the camp. The Institute will provide Dinner on Sunday July 23 and Breakfast on Saturday July 29 for everyone. Purchase of the meal plan is optional.

Previous CODI attendees receive a $100 tuition discount

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

Tuition discounts available to students facing financial need. Contact Matt Moore (mmoore3@uco.edu) for details.

What does my tuition cover? Week of lectures and workshops aimed at improving knowledge and skills, a T-Shirt, and a Water Bottle, One-on-one practice and coaching sessions, Individualized research training and work.


What events are offered? We are offering five different tracks. In debate we will offer: Policy debate, Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Public Forum Debate. For individual events we will offer two tracks: Public Speaking events (extemp, oratory, etc.) and Interp Events (interp, duos, poetry, prose, etc.). Students must pick one track.

Are meals included? Meal plans are optional for students at additional costs. Those purchasing meal plans will have access to the campus dining halls. Those who choose not to purchase a meal plan 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.

When is the application deadline? July 10th, 2017  

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, 2017

What do I need to bring? Students should bring all of the materials they need to participate in their events. This includes pens, paper, laptops, etc.  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 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. Each track will have its own format to maximize the week. At the end of the week there will be a camp tournament for the debate events, and a talent showcase for the individual event students.

Can I pay via credit card? No. We cannot accept credit card payments at this time.

Who should I make the check out to? All checks should be made out to the University of Central Oklahoma. If you are mailing payment please send it to Matthew Moore, 100 N University Ave, Box 182, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK 73034.