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).
Team Officers Showcase at the Great Texan Debate
Team President Veronika Bondarenko and Vice President Azhan Hasan traveled to Stephenville, Texas, for a public debate against Tarleton State University. It resulted in a tie by a 50/50 vote of the 200-person audience.
Horned Frog Success at Pi Kappa Delta and NFA, 2018
The TCU Speech and Debate team earned several individual awards at the Pi Kappa Delta National Comprehensive Tournament in Nashville, Tennesee. Full results are listed below: Veronika Bondarenko: Sixth, Impromptu; Semifinalist, Editorial Impromptu; Semifinalist, Parliamentary Debate; Seventh, Parliamentary Speaker; Excellent, Extemporaneous Azhan Hasan: Quarterfinalist, IPDA Debate; Fifth, Extemp Commentary; Sixth, Debate Speaker; Excellent, Extemporaneous; Excellent, Informative… Read more »
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 »