"Iowa Debate is a tremendously welcoming and supportive space. The environment created by Iowa Debate fosters detailed research, strategic thinking, productive risks, and an appreciation for a multitude of perspectives. It has been a joy to participate in Iowa Debate, and the lessons that I have learned here extend far beyond policy issues."

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Only public university in debate history to take first and second at the same national championship.


Founded in 1860, Iowa is the oldest program on campus and has competed for 162 years.

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Every member on the team has earned a job or matriculated to graduate school.