The Rutgers University Debate Union (RUDU) is the debate team at the Rutgers University New Brunswick campus. If you’re interested in debate or public speaking, this is the club for you.
We will be hosting tryouts in the first couple weeks of the fall semester. Check back for more details. In the meantime, check out our Facebook page.
We meet at the School of Communications and Information, room 212 on the College Ave campus.
We compete as a member institution of the American Parliamentary Debate Association (APDA). This year, Temkin ’18 and Mullen ’20 won 7th Team of the Year, awarded for cumulative season-wide performance, making it the fourth year in a row that we have had a team in the top 10. Rutgers was also awarded 9th best College of the Year.
We attend a tournament almost every weekend. We travel by van to such universities as Harvard, Penn, Swarthmore, George Washington, Northeastern, and dozens more. We also host one of the largest debate tournaments of the season, which will be in October of this year. This year, we are also hosting the North American Debating Championship, which will be in January of 2019.
RUDU is the most successful club or team of any kind across all Rutgers campuses. Come and be a part of one of the best experiences Rutgers has to offer!