The Chicago Debate Society is the parliamentary debate team of the University of Chicago. We compete on the American Parliamentary Debate Association and British Parliamentary Debate circuits and send debaters to tournaments almost every weekend. CDS has consistently met tremendous success on APDA, qualifying teams to Nationals every year and routinely winning Speaker and Team Awards at tournaments. Additionally, we are offering BP opportunities for the first time this year. We welcome prospective members of all experience levels to drop by our practices every Wednesday at 6pm, Thursday at 6pm, and Sunday at 2pm in Cobb. For more information, please browse this website or direct any questions to our friendly officer board.

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In-House Results

Congratulations to Eric Greenberg and Vishal Talasani, the winners of the 2016 CDS In-House Tournamnet!

Langfan Debate Tournament

Congratulations to Davis and Euirim for winning the 2016 Annual Langfan Constitutional Debate tournament!


Congratulations to Jing Chai, John Lee, Michelle Jiang, and Paul Drexler for representing CDS at the National Championship in New York!