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The Penn State Speech & Debate Society aims to provide a platform for structured, intelligent, and open debate in an environment where Penn State students can improve their skills as advocates and citizens. In pursuit of this goal, the Penn State Speech & Debate Society holds weekly open practices, organizes public debates over pertinent topics, and competes at speech and debate tournaments against other universities.

The Penn State Speech & Debate Society is a student organization co-sponsored by the Center for Democratic Deliberation and the Department of Communication Arts & Sciences and directed by Margaret Michels, Teaching Professor in Communication Arts & Sciences.

Practices are open to anyone who wishes to participate. They are every Tuesday and Thursday night at 6:00 pm in 1 and 2 Sparks.