Stephen F. Austin State University

Student Resources and Links

International Public Debate Association (IPDA)

The International Public Debate Association is one of the fastest growing interscholastic debate associations in the nation with competitive programs ranging from California to Florida, from Texas to Michigan. Its mission is to provide an opportunity for individuals to develop their advocacy skills in a forum that promotes appropriate and effective communication.

Debate Online

Debate Online is a free online community and social networking site, dedicated to people who like to debate online and read the opinions of others.

International Debate Education Association (IDEA)

IDEA works with young people from all over the world in communities with little or no history of debate or informed public discussion. The organization teaches critical thinking, advocacy, conflict resolution, public speaking skills and the desire and capacity to look respectfully and rationally at other people's points of view.