Welcome to the University of Washington Debate Union (UWDU), the 2015 Brady Lee Garrison New Policy Debate Program of the Year!

The Debate Union is the debate program sponsored by the Department of Communication at the University of Washington dedicated to providing a forum for civic dialogue in the community and promoting intercollegiate debate competition. Revived in 2013 after a long period of dormancy, the department is dedicated to building the debate program into a regional and national center for public and competitive debate.

The UWDU sponsors on-campus discussions and public debates, engages in outreach to the community and high schools, and competes in intercollegiate policy debate—the most rigorous form of college debate in the world.

On this site, you can find out about our team members, upcoming events, competitive debate team, high school debate tournament, and much more.

Read on or contact the Debate Union’s Director, Dr. Michael Souders at