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 Crushes the Competition at Christmas Classic
The TCU Speech and Debate squad earned several nutcrackers and the top overall sweepstakes award at the Christmas Classic in Cameron, Oklahoma. Full results are listed below: Christmas Classic, Part 1 Sarah Nichols 5th place, Impromptu Speaking Semifinalist, Parliamentary Debate 1st place, After Dinner Speaking Veronika Bondarenko 2nd place, Impromptu Speaking 3rd place, Persuasive Speaking… Read more »
TCU Tops the Field at Sooner Showdown
The TCU Speech and Debate squad took home top honors from Norman, Oklahoma. The team took home the overall first place school award, along with several top individual performance awards, and two first-year members of the team earned their first finals appearances. Full results are listed below: Sooner Showdown, Part 1 Shane Brewer Quarterfinalist, Parliamentary… Read more »
TCU Continues Success at Hub City Swing
The TCU Speech and Debate team traveled to Hattiesburg, Mississippi, for the Hub City Swing hosted by the University of Southern Mississippi. The team garnered several individual awards, listed as following: Sarah Nichols 1st place speaker, IPDA Debate 5th place, After-Dinner Speaking Azhan Hasan 5th place speaker, IPDA Debate Quarterfinalist, IPDA Debate 6th place, Informative… Read more »
TCU Dominates the Derryberry
TCU Speech and Debate took home the second place overall sweepstakes award this weekend at the Bob Derryberry Memorial Tournament in Bolivar, Missouri, hosted by Southwest Baptist University. Among the top five in the Quadrathon contest, which measures overall individual performance, were TCU’s Luke Gillespie and Veronika Bondarenko. Full results are listed below: Veronika Bondarenko… Read more »
TCU Opens 2017-2018 Season with Success in Storm Classic
The TCU Speech and Debate team competed in their season opener at the Storm Classic hosted by Southeastern Oklahoma State University and Cameron University in Durant, Oklahoma, this weekend. Among the team awards were second place in Combined Debate/Speech Sweepstakes on the first half of the swing, third place in Speech events on the second… Read more »