The John R. Park Debate Society (the University of Utah Speech and Debate Team) is sponsored and housed in the Department of Communication in the College of Humanities. The team focuses on three main activities: sponsoring public debate events, high school outreach, and hosting and competing in intercollegiate competitions. The University of Utah Speech & Debate Team is one of the oldest in the western United States and has a long tradition of competitive success. For the last six years, the University of Utah has finished in the top 10 nationally, including winning the 2017 NPDA Season-Long National Championship. To learn more about the team’s history and focus, as well as how to join, please click here.
We welcome students from any major and any year on campus to participate in one or more of our activities. If you have additional questions, email us.
Assistant Director of Forensics
Assistant Coach/Public Event Coordinator