Speech and Debate Team

Speech and debate is an activity that opens doors, expands horizons, and builds leadership skills through advocacy, public speaking, and performance art.

Team Photo - 2019 MAFA Tournament

The UIS Speech and Debate Team is committed to training the next generation of civic leaders, public speakers, and communicators who are passionate about effecting change in their communities. The team does this by competing in twelve public speaking events and two forms of debate at regional and national tournaments throughout the year.

News

UIS Places in the Top Five at Novice Nationals

• Check out our Spring Season Successes

• UIS achieves some Fall Semester Firsts

Interested to learn more? Stop by one of our weekly team practices in WUIS room 2 from 4-8 PM on Tuesdays. We’d love to meet you!


If you have an opportunity to use your voice, you should use it.

– Samuel L. Jackson

 

When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.

– Malala Yousfazai