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Welcome to the University of Florida Speech and Debate Team’s website!

The UF Speech and Debate Team is divided into three squads: Speech, Policy Debate, and Public Debate. You can find more information about each of the squads by clicking on the links under About the Team at the top of the page.

The team will be meeting virtually for the 2020 Fall Semester in order to ensure our members’ safety during this time. More information regarding these meetings and our events, namely our Open House, will be posted about at a later time.

Please contact our president, Elena Abbott, at elenaabbott@ufl.edu, if you have any questions!

Recent News

  • 2019-2020 Fall Open House2019-2020 Fall Open House

    Come out to the University of Florida Speech and Debate Team’s Fall Open House meeting for new members in the 2019-2020 school year on Tuesday, August 27th! This is a ...

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  • 2018-2019 Elections2018-2019 Elections

    On April 17th, the University of Florida Speech and Debate Team elected in their new officers for the 2018-2019 school year. We had many incredible applicants run, and everyone had ...

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  • 2017-2018 Annual Banquet2017-2018 Annual Banquet

    On April 22nd the University of Florida Speech and Debate Team had our annual banquet to celebrate all of our accomplishments over the year, to thank our coaches and competitors ...

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  • Guards Outside SchoolsGuards Outside Schools

    On March 27th, the Public Debate team hosted their last debate of the year on whether guards should be placed outside schools. Some believe that we need to be proactive in ...

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  • Anthropology Debate: Intervention on Harmful Cultural PracticesAnthropology Debate: Intervention on Harmful Cultural Practices

    On February 15th, the Public Debate team hosted a debate regarding whether anthropologists should intervene regarding harmful cultural practices. For many years now, the intervention of anthropologists in the cultures in ...

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