TCU Speech and Debate is the competitive speech and debate team representing Texas Christian University. As a comprehensive and academic program, we believe in the educational value of public oration and debate. Team members compete in public address, oral interpretation, limited preparation speaking, parliamentary debate, and public debate.
Speech & Debate
We believe in the educational value of public oration and debate.
We invite you to attend any of our public events,
or to consider joining the team.
We host open auditions for new team members three times each year
(August, November, April).
TCU Speech and Debate on Home Turf
TCU Speech and Debate hosted the Cowtown Swing, the home tournament hosted on TCU’s campus, this past weekend, October 25th through the 28th. Twenty-Two universities and community colleges from seven states came to campus and competed at the 2019 Cowtown Swing. On top of dealing with all of their hosting duties, on Friday and Sunday,… Read more »
TCU Speech and Debate Showcases at Hub City Swing
The TCU Speech and Debate Team traveled to Hattisburg, Mississippi on Friday, October 18th to compete in the fifth annual Hub City Swing. Among the 19 schools competing, TCU took home 2nd in Individual Event Sweepstakes among several individual awards in both debate and speech events. We are incredibly proud of our first year memebrs:… Read more »
TCU Speech and Debate Opens Season with Success at Heart of Texas Swing
The TCU Speech and Debate Team began their 2019-2020 season with great success at the Heart of Texas Swing hosted by Howard Payne University in Brownwood, Texas. We are extremely proud of our newest members Ryan Debish, Sarah Douglas, Jared Bautista, Kathleen Sandoval and Huy Nguyen for giving it their all. Individual results from both… Read more »
TCU Wins Overall Sweepstakes at the Southern Forensics Championship
TCU took home 1st place in combined sweepstakes at the 2019 Southern Forensics Championship, hosted at Louisiana Tech. University in Ruston, LA. Full results below: Azhan Hasan: Champion in IPDA Debate 2nd place, IPDA Speaker award 2nd place, Extemporaneous Speaking 2nd place, Editorial Impromptu Speaking Semifinalist, Impromptu Speaking Sarah Nichols 2nd place, Parliamentary Debate 6th… Read more »
TCU Continues Success at Christmas Classic
The TCU Speech and Debate Team had a great showing at the Christmas Classic Tournament at Oklahoma City University. The team took second place in combined sweepstakes for the weekend. Full results listed below: Christmas Classic, Part 1: Sarah Nichols: Champion, Open Parliamentary Debate 3rd Place, Open Extemporaneous Speaking 4th Place, Open Impromptu Speaking Veronika Bondarenko: … Read more »