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).
Frogs Come up Big in Return to In-Person Competition
Following a hiatus from in-person debate competitions, the TCU Speech and Debate team won several awards at the Eddy Shell Invitational held at Bossier City Community College in Bossier Parish, Lousiana. The TCU Speech and Debate program traveled three hours to compete at the Eddy Shell Invitational held in Bossier Parish Lousiana over Saturday, February… Read more »
TCU Forensics Spreads the Love at the Sweetheart Swing
Over the Valentine’s Day weekend, TCU Speech and Debate traveled to Lawton, Oklahoma to compete in the Sweetheart Swing hosted by Cameron University. TCU Forensics competed in both parliamentary debate as well as ten individual speaking events. Overall, TCU took home first overall in debate, second overall in individual speaking, and first in the combined… Read more »
TCU Wins the 2020 Southern Forensics Championship
On January 24th, 2019, Texas Christian University traveled ten hours to compete in the Southern Forensics Championship. The SFC is the regional state competition for Mississippi, Louisiana, and Arkansas, and this year the competition was year was hosted by Mississippi State University in Starkville, Mississippi. TCU opened the second half of their 2019-2020 season with… Read more »
TCU and the Cameron Christmas Classic
On December fifth, the TCU speech and debate team traveled to Lawton, OK to compete at the Christmas Classic Swing held at Cameron University. In the first part of the competition, TCU took home a second-place debate sweepstakes trophy as well as a second place overall individual event sweepstakes trophy as well as many individual… Read more »
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 »