Sanford I. Berman Debate Forum

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Joining the Sanford I. Berman Debate Forum is easy. The team is open to all students who are willing to be a part of the team and who are interested in competitive policy debate. There are no tryouts or auditions for the team.

If you have experience in policy debate, you should fill out and submit the recruiting formDr. Jake Thompson will be in touch with you shortly.

If you do not have prior experience in competitive policy debate, we ask that you take COM 217 (Argumentation and Debate) before you decide to commit to joining the team. We do encourage "walk-ons" or "novices" to join the team, and this class is designed to give those students a primer on all of the basic rules, procedures, and strategies in policy debate.

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