Minnesota Urban Debate League

  • The MNUDL, a program of Augsburg University, will continue providing debate programming virtually during the 2020-21 season. We provide academic competitive debate to 1,200+ students at St. Paul and Minneapolis high schools. Debate Is For Everyone Our programs include national topic policy debate for high school & middle schools, Spanish Debate League, East African Debate League, Financial Literacy Leadership Debates, and speech & debate summer camps.

    Why Debate? Debate is the place you can learn all about current events, gain confidence in your speaking abilities, and become an effective advocate for what you care about most! The skills you learn in a debate, like critical thinking, communication, and persuasive writing, are great preparation for college and the workplace. Students who compete for more than 2 years, are Pell Grant eligible, and meet GPA standards can become eligible for the Augsburg Promise Scholarship, full tuition at Augsburg University!

    Dates and times vary by a specific program. Subject to change due to COVID-19. ( All programs have rolling deadlines )

    High School National Topic: After school practices & weekend tournaments, September-December.

    Middle School National Topic: After school practices & tournaments, January-March.

    Spanish Debate League: Afterschool practices & tournaments, March-May.

    East African Debate League: Afterschool practices & tournaments, April-June.

    Financial Literacy Leadership Debates: April

    Minnesota Debate & Advocacy Workshop (Summer Camp): June & July

    Program cost:
    No cost is associated with this program.
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    How do families register?:

    To register today, contact MNUDL at mnudl@augsburg.edu to learn more about how to connect with your school's coach or start your team!


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