Speech and Debate: About Us



The Southern Miss Speech and Debate is a student-driven organization dedicated to the advocacy of college debate, promotion of free speech and expression, and the study of the art of rhetoric at the University of Southern Mississippi. The organization has two components: a competitive debate team and on-campus debate society. Students from all areas of campus and interests are invited to participate in formal competitive debates, organize campus events for the university and community, and sound their voices on important social issues.

For more information, contact:

Dr. L. Paul Strait, Assistant Professor & Director of Forensics