The Gonzaga Debate
Program has an open membership policy for all GU undergraduates who meet the
Student must be
an enrolled full time or degree seeking student in good standing with
mandatory at all scheduled practices and meeting.
Adherence to all
squad policies and regulations.
A minimum GPA of
While membership is
available to any undergraduate student meeting these qualifications, continued
membership and travel opportunities are based on continuing coaches evaluation.
Students who are
interested in debating should contact the team early in the admissions process.
All students joining the team will be required to attend the squad retreat which
generally begins 7-10 days before classes begin.
If you are
interested in joining the team we encourage you to contact the Director of
Debate at email@example.com
Each year the team awards incoming freshman
partial scholarships to select frosh. These amounts of these vary, although it is
generally between 2 and 5K. The division and extension of scholarship funds is at the
discretion of the coaching staff with oversight provided by the Chair of the
Department of Communication.
Incoming students interested in applying for a scholarship must submit the
A letter (or email) introducing yourself, explaining your goals, your reasons
for applying for a scholarship, and what you can bring to the squad.
A comprehensive list of all tournaments you attended in high school, including
division you competed in, and results. Please only list debate
A list of debate institutes you've attended, including dates
and lab instructors.
Video tape of a round you participated in.
This not always necessary and depends on if our coaches have already had the
opportunity to watch you or not.
Any letters of
rec you'd like us to consider from teachers and/or coaches (doesn't have to be
your own coach).
can send these materials to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tapes can be mailed to Director of Debate, AD Box 20, Gonzaga University,
Spokane, Wa. 99258
Scholarship applications wont be accepted after
March 15th. We usually make our first round of decisions on January 1st
and the remainder on April 1st. Once a scholarship offer is extended you
will be given an appropriate amount of time to make your decision.
following policies and guidelines govern division and acceptance of scholarship
Scholarships are merit based and offered based on a number of factors.
These include: work ethic, quality of evidence production, team oriented attitude and willingness to learn,
continued improvement, success at tournament and previous years record,
exhibited qualities of
Receiving a scholarship
requires a year long commitment. This means if you fail to meet the
criteria the scholarship was based upon, it may be revoked at any time.
3) Receiving a scholarship for a
complete academic year does not guaranteed any scholarship at all to apply to
the following academic year. At the
conclusion of the debate season students must reapply for scholarships for the
following year. This will consist
of a 1-2 page statement requesting scholarship funds and explaining why the
student should receive these. These statements will be due each year on April 15th.
Violation of any policy contained
in the squad policies is sufficient grounds for revocation of a studentís
scholarship. Determination of
scholarship revocation is at the discretion of the coaching staff.
Notification of this process will be given to the Chair of the Department
of Communications and the Dean of Arts and Sciences prior to any decision being