Prospective Debaters

So you want to be an award-winning debater?

Without a doubt, Seawolf Debate is the place to be! We have a long history of success and excellence that we welcome you to join in.

Membership Requirements

Membership in the Seawolf Debate Program is open to any enrolled students of the University of Alaska Anchorage. There are additional requirements for travel including maintaining a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher and being enrolled in 6 credits. All selections of members for travel are the exclusive decision of the coaching staff and determined through the observation of individual performance, dedication and preparation.

To be in consideration for travel, members must (minimally):

  1. Attend every Tuesday evening and Friday morning practice session.

  2. Have at least one individual coaching session per week.

  3. Keep current on world affairs.

  4. Participate in the preparation of research briefs for team distribution as needed.

Practice Sessions

All practices are held in the squad room which is located in Adminsitration Building Room 266.

REQUIRED
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM Tuesdays (while school is in session)
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Fridays (while school is in session)

OPTIONAL
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Thursdays as arranged

Benefits of Membership

Many alumni of Seawolf Debate attest that their time in the program was one of the most rigorous and fulfilling academic and social experiences they had, and credit that time to their success in post-graduate pursuits. Here are just a few outcomes you can access through regular participation in the Seawolf Debate Program.

Academic

  • Improve your public speaking, critical thinking, and debate skills

  • Engage in reasoned discourse about important issues

  • Be a better informed citizen

  • Improve your writing and research skills

Social

  • Travel to exciting places across the U.S. and internationally, with expenses paid. In the past we've traveled from New York to California, and as far as Africa to compete

  • Form long-lasting relationships with like-minded individuals

  • Explore opportunities to be more involved in the campus community

  • Network with peers and alumni for help with professional development, graduate school applications, and internship opportunities

Financial

  • Tution waivers are available for dedicated and competitive members of the Seawolf Debate Program by application each semester

  • Improve your employability through the improvement of your communication skills

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