About MSU Debate

A History of Success

Debate has a history dating back to at least the 1950s at Michigan State University. For 23 consecutive years, the MSU debate team has competed at the National Debate Tournament. MSU Debate, housed within the Honors College, has advanced 30 teams to the elimination rounds of the National Debate Tournament and received 19 first-round, at-large bids.

1995

CEDA Nationals Champion

2004

National Debate Tournament Champion

2006

National Debate Tournament Champion

2010

National Debate Tournament Champion

Linton Hall in Spring. D.L. Turner

Audi Partem Alteram - Hear the Other Side

Motto of the MSU Debate Team