Policies

These policies apply to any and all aspects of the Willamette University Debate Union, including students participating in debate or individual events, regular staff and faculty in the debate program, and persons hired as part-time coaches or judges. The use of the phrase “Willamette University Debate Union” refers to all debate and speech events sponsored by Willamette University.

To the extent afforded by our resources, any Willamette University student can elect to participate in the Debate Union for a minimum of one academic year. Following that year, all students will be asked to apply for participation.

Policies governing participation in the Willamette University Debate Union summarized below: