Policy Debate

UCO debate is a nationally competitive debate team focusing on competition at the National Debate Tournament (NDT) and Cross Examination Debate Association (CEDA) style tournaments. Debate is open to all UCO students regardless of previous experience. UCO students can compete in a variety of debate formats including policy, Lincoln Douglas, Public Forum, and Parliamentary Debate.

Accomplishments

  • NDT Qualifiers: 1952, 53, 54, 55, 56, 61, 63, 72, 85, 86, 87, 89, 2006, 07, 08, 09, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 (23)
  • First Round At Large Bid to the NDT: 2018
  • NDT Octafinalists: 2017, 2018
  • CEDA National Champions: 1990
  • Madison Cup Finalists 2015, 2016, 2017

Tournament Travel

The team competes nationally and regionally. Tournaments the team has attended in the past 10 years include:

  • University of Missouri Kansas City
  • University of Kentucky
  • Wake Forest University
  • Gonzaga University
  • Emporia State University
  • Wichita State University
  • Northwestern University
  • University of Texas
  • University of Texas-Dallas
  • Weber State University
  • University of Central Oklahoma
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • Kentucky Round Robin
  • University of Pittsburgh Round Robin
  • Weber Round Robin
  • District 3 Qualifier
  • National Junior Division Debate Tournament
  • CEDA National Championship
  • National Debate Tournament