Simpson College debate team is an award-winning team that competes across the country. The team provides great opportunities to get involved on campus and meet new people. By joining the debate team, you will increase your public speaking abilities and ability to think quickly and creatively.  

Debate is a research and presentation process where students gather knowledge about competition topics, research to discover the pros and cons of the issue, then pick the best arguments to form a case.  In competition, two speakers will present their cases in a quick, intense and lively exchange to an audience and judges.  Judging is based on the persuasiveness of the speaker's arguments with awards going to the team or speaker who does the best at convincing the judges that their side is most correct.

Simpson College is currently the only college in Iowa and one of the first in the nation to offer public forum debate.  Click here to Visit their Debate website page.