Stephen F. Austin State University

Membership Requirements

Membership requirements

Any full or part-time student at SFA is welcome to attend meetings and practice sessions, but in order to travel and compete with the team, students must maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA and comply with team rules regarding proper tournament behavior.

SFA Debate Team on Campus

International Public Debate Association (IPDA) Circuit

Members of the SFA Debate team compete in the International Public Debate Association (IPDA) circuit. The style of this form of debate emphasizes oratory skills and tournaments take place on weekends throughout the regular academic year. Click here to access the IPDA website.

Team members may choose from a variety of activities to compete in including Individual Debate, Team Debate, Parliamentary Debate, and Individual Events (IE) such as, Extemporaneous, Impromptu, Prose, and Persuasive Speaking.