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School of Media and Communication

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 
  • 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

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