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 2017-2018, our open houses are at 9pm on Tuesday 9/6 and Thursday 9/8 at 9pm, where we will be hosting demonstration debates. This year, we are holding tryouts on Monday-Wednesday, September 11-13th, from 9pm to 11pm. If you would like to try out, please sign up on our tryouts 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). Last year, Albert ’19 and Temkin ’18 won Team of the Year, awarded for the best cumulative season-wide performance, and are now the youngest Team of the Year in APDA history, making it the third year in a row that we have had a team in the top 10.

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!