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Southeast Debate Team

Going strong since the 1930’s, Southeast Debate is a highly successful and award-winning program. It gives students of any major the opportunity to sharpen and show off their oral communication skills within the argumentative arena.Since its founding, Southeast Debate has received impressive awards, including being ranked first in the nation in 2001-2002 by the National Educational Debate Association. Our program has also enjoyed national championships for three years running: 2015-2016, 2016-2017, and 2017-2018. As a part of its long, proud tradition, Southeast Debate is a member of Pi Kappa Delta, the national honor society for speech and debate. Our chapter originated in 1932.

Congratulations Southeast Debate,
three-time National Champions

of the National Educational Debate Association!

2015-2016, Los Angeles, CA
2016-2017, Anderson, IN
2017-2018, Pittsburgh, PA

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Dr. James West

Faculty Advisor for the Debate Team
Phone: 573-651-2144
Office: Academic Hall 237 J

Debate Team at Work!

Debators researching

Researching the topic for the tournament

Debators practicing

Debators in a practice round of debate.

Debators in a strategy session

Debators in a strategy session.

Debators brainstorming

Brainstorming argumentative points.

Debators in a strategy session

Debators in a strategy session.

Academic Hall 213

Communication Studies and Modern Languages
One University Plaza, MS 3225
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701