How to Join

We gladly accept all applicants, regardless of experience level. At tournaments, debates are divided into Novice, Junior Varsity, and Varsity experience levels, so you can compete successfully even if you have never debated before. If you are a GSU undergraduate student and you are interested in debate, you can join the team. 

The first step is to contact Dr. Joe Bellon, the Director of Debate at GSU (select the "Contact Us" link above). We do not have official try-outs. Dr. Bellon is likely to schedule a meeting with you, or to refer you to one of his assistants for a meeting.

If you decide to contact us about joining the team, please make sure to include the following information:

• Your Name
• When you expect to graduate from GSU
• What kind of debate experience you have (if any)
• Several possible hour-long periods of the week when you might be available to meet.

We look forward to meeting you.