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 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 »
Speech and Debate Hosts iDebate Rwanda
The TCU Speech and Debate hosted the iDebate team from Rwanda and engaged in a public Parliamentary Debate on October 9th, 2018. The resolution was as follows: Resolved: This house believes democracy demands character assessment, not caricature assassination. Team President Sarah Nichols and Vice- President Veronika Bondarenko were on the side of the government
TCU Speech and Debate Opens Season with Success at Storm Classic
The TCU Speech and Debate Team began their 2018-2019 season with great success at the Storm Classic hosted by Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant, Oklahoma. Overall, the team placed third in sweepstakes. Individual results from both days are listed below: Storm Classic Swing Tournament, Part 1 Veronika Bondarenko: Quarterfinalist, Open Parliamentary Debate 1st Place, Impromptu… Read more »
TCU Speech and Debate seeks new talent
The TCU Speech and Debate Team will be hosting open auditions for the 2018-2019 season during the week of August 27! Competition is open to all undergraduates at TCU without a previous Bachelor’s degree. To request an audition, please email Dr. Amorette Hinderaker at firstname.lastname@example.org.