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, we are always looking for new members.
If you’re interested in joining the team in 2016-2017, please fill out the form on the join page, or come to a meeting Tuesday or Thursday at 9pm! We meet at the School of Communications and Information, room 212 on the College Ave campus.
RUDU was 7th Club of the Year in 2016. We compete in the American Parliamentary Debate Association (APDA) and were the first public institution to make back-to-back semifinal appearances at the National Championship! In 2014, we were also the first public institution to make the final round of the Championships since the University of Virginia in 2003!
In the 2015-2016 season, RUDU overall finished ranked 7th in the nation, our sixth year in a row in the top ten. We also had the 2nd and 3rd Novices of the Year, the 6th and 7th Teams of the Year, and the 11th team at Nationals.
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!