Dartmouth Parli is an internationally-competitive debate team that is entirely student-run. We compete on the American Parliamentary Debate Association (APDA) and the international British Parliamentary circuit. We welcome members of all backgrounds of debating experience. In fact, our most competitive members have ranged in experience from international competitors to people who were once afraid of public speaking.

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Beyond a competitive campus organization, we are a close-knit group of friends with shared memories of anything from karaoke-ing in car rides to napping between tournament rounds. We host numerous community events throughout the year including trips to Ben & Jerry’s and to the Dartmouth Skiway, and an annual end-of-year banquet.


We hold practices every Monday, Thursday, and Sunday. During practice, we hold practice rounds, plan for upcoming tournaments, and do drills to improve our general knowledge and debate skills. We occasionally host guest speakers during practice.


If you are interested in joining Parli Debate and/or would like to learn more about us, please check out our Contact Page or give us a follow on instagram @dartmouthparlidebate.