In 2015, Alan Ostrosvky, a former debater from another program was quoted as saying “Schools like Harvard, Dartmouth, Northwestern, Berkeley and NYU consistently produce wonderful debaters." We agree.   NYU’s program has made a unique mark on the world of debate by involving students across the socioeconomic spectrum, being proactive in its involvement with urban debate, spurring global debate competition and positioning students for success after they leave the activity.

If debate has helped you or someone in your life, please consider a gift to the NYU team.    One of the best aspects of debating is the hundreds of incredible people you encounter all over the nation.  These opportunities require transportation, lodging, meals, and fees and rising costs limit the number of students we can send to tournaments.  Your support will help bridge the gap and increase our debaters’ opportunities to compete against the best in the nation.