How Do I Join?

Tryouts will be held in both the Fall and Spring of the 2022-2023 Academic Year! For the fall, tryouts will begin on 9/9. We have the follow pre-tryout events to help give you a better sense of what debating with us looks like! If you’d like to stay updated about all our pre tryout and tryout events, feel free to fill out this interest form.

1. Demo Debate: Wednesday, 9/7, from 8-10PM.
2. 1st Pre-Tryout Prep Session: Wednesday, 9/7, from 10PM-12AM
3. 2nd Pre-Tryout Prep Session: Saturday, 9/10, from 12:30-4:30 PM.
All events will be held in the Senate Chamber in Whig Hall. They are not mandatory, but you’re highly encouraged to come!

What Kind of People Join?

No experience is required to tryout for PDP as the team accepts students with all different kinds of backgrounds and experience levels.

How Can I Find Out More?

During the beginning of Fall semester, an open house will be held where one can ask current members questions about the team. There will also be two workshops for prospective members who want to become more comfortable with the tryout process, and a demonstration debate for prospective members to get a better sense of what college debate is like.

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