About Debate

The UF Speech and Debate Team functions as one cohesive unit, made up of three distinctive squads. Except for competitions and practices and public debated, the squads come together to take part in team meetings, community service projects, social gatherings, and to, of course, represent the Gator Nation!

The UF Speech and Debate Team meets every Tuesday evening at 6:15 p.m. in Rolfs 211. If you are interested, please come by and see what we are all about. Feel free to contact any of our current officers or coaches with any questions.

Team Funding & Support

TheUFSG UF Speech and Debate Team is funded by the University of Florida Student Government. The UF Student Government has shown a strong commitment to student organizations, like Speech and Debate, providing 100% of our travel funding.




Additionally, the William and Grace Dial Center for Written and Oral Communication provides numerous resources to the team. The Center pays the salary of the Director of Forensics, as well as the graduate assistant coaches, and provides office space, telephones, computers, and a copy machine.