The JMU Debate team was founded in 1911 and has been participating in intercollegiate debate ever since. Today, the team competes in NDT/CEDA (policy) style debate and maintains a mission of competitive success, community engagement, and academic excellence. In 2023, we were ranked 10th in the nation for overall performance by the Cross Examination Debate Association.  

To view our debaters in action please watch this YouTube video from the 2018 Cross Examination Debate Association national championship tournament. 

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