Communication Department Debate
Debate at Emporia State began in 1874
ESU debate has won three national championships
Debate at Emporia State began in 1874 and continues to be one of the most competitive and successful academic organizations on campus. ESU Debate has won three national championships (CEDA: 1993, 2013 & NDT: 2013) and numerous other awards, including three runner-up awards at the CEDA National Championship.
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During the 2012-2013 academic year, ESU Debate made history by being the first ever university to win both the CEDA and NDT national championships
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