About MSU Debate

The Team

Debate has a history dating back to at least the 1950s at Michigan State University. MSU debate teams, housed with the Honors College have advanced thirty teams to the elimination rounds of the National Debate Tournament and recieved 19 first round at-large bids.

Winners of the 2010, 2006, and 2004 National Debate Tournaments and the 1995 CEDA Nationals, the MSU squad has been one of the most consistently competitive and successful teams of the past 20 years.


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"Audi Partem Alteram" -- "Hear the Other Side"

-- Motto of the MSU Debate Team