Debate Team - Help us continue to compete!
The award-winning UNLV Debate Team, established in 2007, has quickly grown into a national powerhouse. This year, UNLV's team was ranked 5th in the country as they headed to the National Debate Tournament and was one of only 16 teams to receive an automatic invite to compete at the national championships.
UNLV’s squad consists of eight, two-person teams, along with coaches and support staff. Undergraduate students from any major can participate on the team and hone their skills in public speaking, critical thinking, research, and cross-examination. As the UNLV Debate Team continues to grow and rise in the rankings, students from across the country have taken notice. However, unforeseen changes in the philanthropic funding that supports the team threatens the continued success of the program.
UNLV Debate is currently facing a $60,000 shortfall in operational funding for the 2018-2019 school year. This operational budget helps cover the cost of student travel to competitions and overall debate operations funding to ensure that the program can perform at its best!
Please help us meet this critical need. Your gift ensures that our top ranked team is able to continue on its upward trajectory, and that the student competitors who have chosen to represent UNLV are provided with the support they need. Go Rebels!